CristinaPérez Soto

Socia

Miami + 1.305.714.9733 Nueva York + 1.212.326.3939

Cristina Pérez Soto lidera la práctica de litigio de la oficina de Miami y cuenta con más de 20 años de experiencia representando a empresas en litigios de alta complejidad ante tribunales federales y estatales. Cristina también ejerce en las áreas de investigaciones y disputas transfronterizas ante diversas instituciones de arbitraje internacional.

Como abogada principal de juicios, Cristina regularmente asesora a empresas a través de varios sectores con demandas colectivas de consumidor, conflictos comerciales complejos y procedimientos regulatorios relacionados a estos. Cristina posee gran experiencia en asuntos relacionados a instituciones financieras, incluyendo acciones iniciadas por reguladores gubernamentales. Cristina también cuenta con experiencia como abogada principal en el asesoramiento y defensa de empresas en investigaciones gubernamentales, regulatorias y litigios relacionados. Además, regularmente dirige investigaciones internas, y cuenta con experiencia en la defensa de acusaciones de corrupción y fraude.

Cristina trabajó durante varios años como Asistente al Fiscal Federal del Distrito del Sur de Florida. Durante este tiempo, se enfocó en casos importantes de fraude, incluyendo valores, inversiones, impuestos y otros asuntos de fraude a gran escala. Adicionalmente, litigó más de 15 casos con jurado hasta el veredicto.

Cristina también tiene mucha experiencia en litigios y arbitrajes internacionales, incluyendo procedimientos de ejecución, representando a clientes en los Estados Unidos y en el extranjero. Cristina cuenta con experiencia en la gestión de asuntos de arbitraje internacional bajo diferentes reglas de arbitraje, incluyendo arbitrajes que se han llevado a cabo completamente en español.

Participa de forma activa en la práctica de Pro Bono, y ha sido parte de múltiples representaciones relacionadas al Proyecto de Fronteras de Jones Day. Cristina colidera el Grupo de Abogados Hispanos de Jones Day y es miembro del Comité de Diversidad e Inclusión de la Firma.

Experiencia

  • TotalEnergies enters into Strategic Alliance and Investment Agreement with Sunix and Tropigas in the Dominican RepublicJones Day is advising TotalEnergies in the strategic alliance and investment agreement with Omaha Beach Investment Corp., Sunix Petroleum, S.R.L. and Tropigas Dominicana, S.R.L. in the Dominican Republic.
  • Pro bono client challenges parental modification order in Florida courtsJones Day, along with the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP), represented a client in Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal and in the Florida Supreme Court, resulting in partial relief from an adverse parental modification order.
  • CIBC secures dismissal of putative class asserting claims under the CARES ActJones Day successfully represented Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in a putative class action arising under the CARES Act's Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP"), obtaining dismissal of all claims.
  • Merchant banking firm provides $60 million senior secured credit facility to multinational software companyJones Day represented a merchant banking firm in connection with a $60 million senior secured credit facility comprised of a $50 million initial term loan facility, a $5 million delayed draw term loan facility, and a $5 million revolving credit facility provided to a multinational software company.
  • Audit committee of large public company conducts investigation into allegations of financial fraud and self-dealing in MexicoOn behalf of the audit committee of a large U.S. public company, Jones Day conducted an investigation into allegations of financial fraud and self-dealing by management relating to the company's Mexico operations.
  • LCR and several affiliates acquire substantially all assets of CS Mining pursuant to sale under section 363 of Bankruptcy CodeJones Day represents various affiliates of Lippo China Resources Limited ("LCR") in connection with its investment in excess of $75 million in CS Mining, LLC, a copper mining company based in Milford, Utah that is the subject of a chapter 11 case pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah.
  • Asylum granted to unaccompanied minors from GuatemalaJones Day successfully represented sisters K.C. and K.S., two unaccompanied minors from Guatemala, in obtaining asylum utilizing a novel "Cinderella" theory.
  • Fourth Alcuin Fund acquires minority stake in Air Charter ServiceJones Day represented The Fourth Alcuin Fund LP, a fund managed by Alcuin Capital Partners LLP, in connection with its minority stake investment in Air Charter Service, a global leader in providing aircraft charters.
  • Honduran family granted asylum based on religious persecutionIn the U.S. Immigration Court for Baltimore, Maryland, Johanes Maliza, Cristina Perez-Soto, and Andrew Turnier recently obtained asylum for our clients M.L., S.V., and J.L.
  • Businesswoman arbitrates breach of shareholder's agreement claims at ICCJones Day represented a businesswoman and philanthropist seeking injunctive and monetary relief through arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) related to the breach of the shareholder's agreement for a company with operations in 17 countries in Latin America.
  • Seller of oil field concessions defends FCPA investigationJones Day is representing an individual who is being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in relation to the sale of certain oil field concessions in Argentina.
  • Major multinational corporation undergoes internal investigation into accounting fraud and corruptionJones Day conducted an internal investigation into alleged accounting fraud and corruption in the international operations of a major publicly traded multinational corporation.
  • Ponencias

    • February 21, 2019
      Tips for Young Lawyers in the Courtroom: A Panel Discussion
    • September 26, 2018
      Calling in the cavalry for corporate investigations, Latin America Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) Regional Meeting
    • 20 junio, 2018
      La creciente importancia de las investigaciones internas al amparo de la FCPA y su impacto en la empresa española
    • May 10, 2018
      Women in Business, moderator, MDFAWL Fifth Annual Leadership Summit
    • April 26, 2018
      Corruption and Arbitration: What have we learnt so far?, speaker, Second Annual Arbitration Summit, Latin Lawyer
    • February 21, 2017
      Moderator, the Grit Project CLE
    • October 18, 2016
      FCPA Investigations and the New National Anticorruption System in Mexico, speaker
    • February 26, 2016
      Emergency and Interim Measures in International Arbitration, moderator, Florida Bar ILAT Conference
    • February 14, 2016
      Speaker, "ICC Young Arbitrators Forum: Arbitration and Technology," VII International Arbitration Congress
    • November 5, 2015
      Moderator, "What Practitioners Need to Know: Upcoming Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Rules of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida"
    • November 1, 2014
      Speaker, "ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, A Discussion of Theoretical and Practical Issues Facing Young Practitioners"