Marco Martins

 Marco joined Harneys in 2007 as the head of Harneys' Latin American Practice. After three years in the firm's BVI office Marco relocated to the Cayman Islands in 2010 and he presently splits his time between the Cayman Islands and Montevideo. Marco's current practice encompasses all aspects of corporate, banking and finance related disciplines, with a particular focus on the establishment and restructuring of investment funds. He speaks fluent Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. 

Prior to joining Harneys Marco worked for Shearman & Sterling in London and California and Norton Rose in London. He has extensive experience in international finance, having advised several global clients on international offerings of registered and unregistered equity and debt, including complex structured finance transactions. He was the senior Associate in a number of IPOs and privatizations, with listings on major stock exchanges in the US and Europe. Marco helped develop Shearman & Sterling's practice in both Spain and Portugal, advising the Spanish government on a succession of highly successful and important privatizations, including those of Repsol, Endesa, Iberia and Red Eléctrica de España, and representing the underwriters in the privatization of Electricidade de Portugal. Early in his career he was also involved in the privatization of the Argentinean YPF and participated in negotiations of the rescheduling of Brazilian government bonds in the mid 1990s. He also spent time on secondment at Merrill Lynch International in London and helped found a venture capital business.


University of Texas (B.Sc. Hons) 1991
Syracuse University, College of Law (J.D. Magna Cum Laude) 1994
Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship (MA Hons) 1994
Bar Admissions
Admitted in New York 1996
Admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales 2007
Admitted in the Cayman Islands 2010


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