Fradyn Suárez has more than 18 years of experience representing stakeholders in connection with complex finance transactions and restructurings and other investments in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Her practice is mostly focused on project finance, with a concentration in transportation and renewable energy. Most recently, Fradyn has been involved in the representation of a bidding consortium in connection with the California High Speed Rail Project and the $4 billion Bogota Metro Project. She also led the Firm's representation of the sponsors in the $525 million Rumichaca-Pasto 4G Project. She has extensive experience working with lenders, export credit agencies, and multilaterals and regularly serves as finance counsel to various energy and infrastructure companies with investments in the United States and Latin America.
Fradyn is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Cuban American Bar Association, and the Hispanic National Bar Association. She is consistently recognized by Chambers, The Legal 500, Latinvex, and other leading directories for her extensive finance experience.
Fradyn is also active in Jones Day's women's and Hispanic lawyer groups and co-leads the Firm's global project finance team.
The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.
Represented a U.S. lender in connection with the $182 million acquisition financing of a Mexican REIT.
Represented the lender in a $45 million financing for the construction of a biomass energy generation facility in Honduras.
Represented the lender in a $65 million financing of a natural gas and gas product exploitation and thermoelectric generation project in Peru.
Represented the sponsor in the $420 million sale of shares of a Panamanian toll road concessionaire to the government of Panama.
Represented the development bank in connection with a $60 million financing of a Peruvian financial institution.
Represented the lender in a $50 million bilateral facility of a global corporate group.
Represented the issuer and operator of a toll road in connection with the redemption of $150 million project bonds.
Represented the lender in the 1 billion peso loan to a subsidiary of a Mexican construction company.
Represented a Mexican corporation as borrower in a $182 million loan from a large global financial institution.
Represented a global financial institution in connection with the proposed $450 million acquisition financing of U.S. and Mexican borrowers.
Represented a multilateral financial institution in a $10 million loan to a corporate group for the expansion of telecommunication operations in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay.
Represented a multilateral financial institution in the $137 million financing of a port terminal in Brazil.
Represented the issuer in connection with a $160 million project bond financing for the construction of a toll road in the Dominican Republic.
Represented a U.S. lender in connection with a $50 million loan to a Mexican steel company.
Represented IDB in connection with a 80 million peso loan to a Mexican financial institution.
- University of Florida (J.D. with honors 2002); Smith College (B.A. in Government with highest honors 1998)
- Florida, Illinois, and New York
Acritas Star Lawyer (2021)
Latin American Corporate Counsel Association Approved
"Top 100" Female Lawyers in Latin America, Latinvex (2014-present)
Latin Lawyer 250 — international category, Latin Lawyer magazine
Chambers Latin America, Banking & Finance
Legal 500 Latin America, Project Finance