Grant M. Binder’s practice focuses on domestic and international business and financing transactions in Latin America and other emerging markets.

He has advised private and public sector clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, capital markets transactions and complex commercial transactions.  He has substantial experience in the food, energy and mining industries.

Grant joined the firm in 2003 and became counsel in 2012.

Notable Experience


  • McDonald’s Corporation in a wide range of transactions, including its agreement to sell a controlling stake in its China and Hong Kong operations to a consortium including CITIC Limited and Carlyle Group LP.

  • Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic in the joint acquisition from Banco Santander of a 50 percent stake in Santander Asset Management, and the subsequent combination of Santander Asset Management with Pioneer Investment Management.

  • Coca-Cola FEMSA in its acquisition of a 51 percent stake in Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc. from The Coca-Cola Company.

  • Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile, the state-owned copper company of Chile, in connection with its investment in Anglo American Sur S.A.

  • Vale S.A. in the sale of minority stakes in its Bayóvar phosphate mine project in Peru for $660 million.

  • Enfoca in its acquisition of a majority stake in Maestro Home Center S.A.C in Peru.

  • TPG Capital and Gávea Investimentos in their agreement to acquire a minority interest in Rumo Logística, a logistics company and subsidiary of Cosan S.A. Indústria e Comérci.

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Capital Markets

  • Petróleos Mexicanos in its international financing transactions, including its:

    • establishment of various export financing program with the Export-Import Bank of the United States and related offerings;
    • Ps. 17 billion offering of Cebures, the first offering corporate debt securities governed by Mexican law to clear through Euroclear;
    • $6 billion debt offering, the largest ever by a Mexican company; and
    • successful solicitation of consents from the holders of over 40 series of debt securities with an aggregate principal amount outstanding of approximately $40.3 billion.

  • Comisión Federal de Electricidad in its international financing transactions, including its:

    • offering of Mexican Peso-denominated Cebures through Euroclear and Clearstream, which transaction was among the first offerings to issue Mexican law corporate debt securities that clear through these clearing systems; and
    • offering in 2016 of $1.7 billion worth of bonds in three debt offerings.

  • Underwriters’ counsel for Israel Chemicals Ltd. in its $421.1 million offering, which was structured as a forward sale as opposed to a traditional initial public offering, and its $800 million senior notes offering.

  • Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (the Mexican Stock Exchange) in its landmark $385 million initial public offering.

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Selected Activities

  • Supervising Attorney, International Transactions Clinic, New York University School of Law
  • Former Executive Editor, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, New York University School of Law