Ezequiel A. Camerini heads the Latin American practice of the firm. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and worked as a lawyer for several years in Caracas, Venezuela. He represents U.S. and foreign clients on their business ventures throughout Latin America. He also regularly advises Latin American clients on transactions in the United States and other countries. The transactions include the participation in joint ventures, acquisitions by and of Latin American companies, lending and other financing transactions, distribution arrangements, negotiating and contracting with governmental entities, and transactions involving the transfer of intellectual property. He also frequently advises on the establishment of financial institutions in the United States and offshore financial centers such as the Cayman Islands.
Mr. Camerini is active in the area of international financial regulation. He has given seminars on money laundering rules for U.S. and foreign financial institutions, and has lectured on lender liability at the National Congress on Financial Institutions Law in Buenos Aires. He also has given seminars on cross-border transactions involving Latin America (including Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina and Chile) for organizations such as the World Trade Institute and the American Management Association. He has published an article on North American investments in Argentina. He recently was a speaker at the first money laundering conference held in Argentina.
Mr. Camerini has served on the Inter-American Affairs Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He has been the Chairman of the Committee on Debt/Equity Swaps of the International Section of the American Bar Association and of the Committee on Latin American Law of the International Law and Practice Section of the New York State Bar Association. Since 1983, he has been involved with the Argentine-American Chamber of Commerce and the Venezuelan American Association in New York and currently serves as a director of both these organizations. He also serves as general counsel of the Argentine School in New York.
Mr. Camerini graduated from Adelphi University (B.A. cum laude, 1970) and Boston University (J.D., 1973). He received a Master of Laws in international business transactions from Columbia University in 1974 and a certificate in legal studies in 1975 from the School of Law of the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela.