Aymee D. Valdivia Granda

Aymee Doris Valdivia is an associate in the International and Cross-Border Transactions Team of Holland & Knight's Business Group. Ms. Valdivia focuses her practice on corporate and international law, representing foreign and domestic clients in joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and a broad variety of commercial transactions. Her background and legal education in both common and civil law systems provide Ms. Valdivia with the ability to advise clients on transactions and projects involving multiple jurisdictions, legal systems and cultures.

Ms. Valdivia's recent work includes the following transactions:

representation of Irish parent company in the purchase, through its Costa Rica subsidiary, of the bulk assets of Costa Rican pineapple farming and marketing business
representation of a U.S. leading provider of specialty consumer financial services in the acquisition of a 60% ownership interest in a specialty consumer finance company that is headquartered in Mexico City and is one of the top three and fastest growing providers of payroll deduction loans in Mexico
representation of a B.V.I. purchaser in acquisition of 100% of the shares of Panamanian parent company that operates three subsidiaries engaged in the fruit farming business in Guatemala
representation of a Florida purchaser in acquisition of a 50% ownership interest in a Florida company from a Panamanian seller
advising U.S. clients on issues that arise under agency, sales representation, distribution, franchise, or management/administration agreements in Latin America, with a special focus on the contractual relationships with the clients’ domestic counterparts and the existence and potential implications of protectionist laws in several Latin American jurisdictions that provide local parties with protections beyond the contract terms

Ms. Valdivia has experience in international commercial arbitrations in which she has served as assistant to one of the parties or the arbitrator. Throughout her practice, Ms. Valdivia has worked directly with in-house counsel, as well as with foreign outside counsel in serving clients on multijurisdictional projects.

Ms. Valdivia received formal education in both common law and civil law legal systems and graduated with honors from the University of Miami Law School and the Faculty of Law of the University of Havana. She is a native of Cuba and has an in-depth understanding of the business culture in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Valdivia practiced law in Cuba for several years, which provided her with extensive knowledge of the Cuban legal system, especially in the areas of foreign investment, financing, regulatory compliance and immigration.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) International and Cross Border Transactions, 2) International Practices and 3) Latin America Practice
Law School University of Miami School of Law (J.D.)
Admitted Year 2010
Education Universidad de La Habana, Licenciado en Derecho, with high honors
Bar Member / Association Florida State Bar Association
Most recent firm Holland & Knight LLP
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