Rich Puttré has more than 25 years of experience in complex, cross-border project finance transactions and represents sponsors, developers, lenders, and investors in the development, financing, acquisition, and disposition of major capital intensive assets in the United States and Latin America. He is head of the Firm's global projects & infrastructure practice and a leader of the Latin America transactional team. Rich was resident in the Firm's Madrid Office from 2001 to 2014.
Rich is actively involved in the American public-private partnership (PPP) sector, representing bidders, concession companies, underwriters, and lenders in the acquisition, development, and financing of major transportation and social infrastructure projects throughout the United States in a variety of states. Much of Rich's recent experience has also focused on the renewable energy sector, particularly in representing sponsors and developers in connection with multiple photovoltaic (PV) solar generation facilities in Peru, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Panama. Many of these transactions have involved multilateral banks and development finance institutions from various countries around the world. He also has worked on a number of wind, thermal solar, and conventional power projects as well as toll roads, airports, transmission lines, waste treatment facilities, and water projects throughout Latin America.
Rich is involved in the Firm's pro bono project in Laredo, Texas and is active in fundraising efforts for cancer and Parkinson's Disease research. He is a guest lecturer in international finance at the University of Miami School of Law.
Roads Less Traveled: Breaking Down President Biden's Plan for America's Deteriorating Infrastructure System
- March 13, 2017
Strategies for Financing Central American Projects
- March 10, 2015
Financing Renewable Energy Projects, Latin American Energy and Infrastructure Finance Forum
- March 7, 2008
Infrastructure In the U.S. - Salient Issues, Association of German Public Sector Banks
- April 25-27, 2007
Developing Infrastructure for the Public Sector from a Bidders Perspective, U.S. Infrastructure Summit
- Fordham University (J.D. 1992; Law Review); Columbia University (B.A. in Economics 1988)
- Florida and New York
Chambers Global (2008-2020)
Chambers Europe (2007-2014)
Chambers Latin America (2009-2021)
Chambers USA (2015-2020)
Legal 500 EMEA (2009-2014)
Legal 500 Latin America (2012-2020)