CristinaPérez Soto

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Miami + 1.305.714.9733

Cristina Pérez Soto desarrolla su actividad en el ámbito de litigios transfronterizos y disputas ante los tribunales federales y estatales de los Estados Unidos, así como en otros tribunales e instituciones internacionales de arbitraje.

Cristina representa a empresas e individuos en investigaciones ante el gobierno de los Estados Unidos en una amplia gama de acusaciones, incluyendo fraude relacionado con valores, impuestos, materias primas y futuros; blanqueo de capitales; soborno comercial; corrupción; espionaje económico; violaciones antimonopolios; y violaciones Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA). Cristina ejerció durante cuatro años como Fiscal Federal Auxiliar en el Districto Sur de la Florida. Durante este tiempo, se enfocó en casos relacionados con fraude económico, inversiones, hipotecas, impuestos, así como otros asuntos de fraude complejo, y llevó más de 15 casos hasta veredicto.

Cristina posee amplia experiencia en litigios y arbitraje internacional, incluyendo procedimientos de ejecución, áreas en las que representa tanto a clientes en los Estados Unidos como en el extranjero. Cristina, siendo además nativa en idioma español, ha representado a clientes de diversos países de Latinoamérica, incluyendo México, El Salvador, Venezuela, Honduras, Costa Rica y Puerto Rico. Asimismo, Cristina cuenta con experiencia en asuntos de arbitraje internacional ante la Corte Internacional de Arbitraje (ICC) y el Centro Internacional para la Resolución de Disputas de la Asociación Americana de Arbitraje (AAA), habiendo intervenido en arbitrajes que se han tramitado en español en su totalidad.

Cristina es parte de la Junta Directiva de la Asociación de Abogadas de la Florida (Florida Association of Women Lawyers), Sección de Miami-Dade. Cristina es ponente en temas con respecto a investigaciones y disputas globales, con un enfoque particular en Latinoamérica.

Experiencia

  • 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"
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