Thomas Vega-Byrnes is a Chicago-based attorney with 20 years of experience in a variety of international business and development sector transactions. He has provided assistance to a range of clients around the world, including project sponsors, commercial and government lenders, EPC contractors, investment funds, development institutions and major corporations. He has handled matters in over 60 countries.
My practice covers: Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America: project financed engineering and construction projects in electric power, airport, chemicals and other major infrastructure projects; international and US project finance and secured lending; investments in and loans to micro and SME lending institutions in developing countries; major international development institutions such as IFC, CDC, FMO, KfW, EBRD; corporate restructurings for tax purposes; M&A; joint ventures.
He was formerly an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University Law School, and is currently a Lecturer in Law at University of Chicago Law School.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Licensed since 1990
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1990||05/14/2015|
|Principal||Thomas Vega-Byrnes, LLC||2002 - Present|
|Partner||WINSTON & STRAWN LLP||1998 - 2002|
|Associate||Winston & Strawn||1998 - 1998|
|Associate||Baker & McKenzie LLP||1990 - 1998|
|International Clerkship||Baker & McKenzie LLP||1989 - 1989|
|Summer Associate||Baker & McKenzie LLP||1988 - 1988|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Latin American Law and Business Report||Mexican Antitrust Rules Fail to Resolve Uncertainties||1998|
|Latin American Law & Business Report||Argentina Moves to Stem Software Piracy, Amends Copyright Law to Cover Software||1998|
|Desktop Reference Guide to International Joint Ventures||Contributor/editor, Latin America sections||1994|
|Latin American Law & Business Report||Establishment of Representative Offices of Foreign Securities Firms||1994|
|NAFTA Handbook||Editor, Mexico sections||1994|
|Latin American Law & Business Report||Mexico Adopts Strict New Competition Law||1993|
|LatinFinance Magazine||“Greasing the Wheels” (a review of Latin American foreign exchange rules)||1991|
|Selling to Latin America: Effective Distribution in Opening Markets||Avoiding Legal Problems in Distributing to Latin America (contributor)||1991|
|University of Chicago Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Global Legal Skills Conference||Microfinance Curriculum||2010|
|Understanding the Legal & Practical Aspects of International Joint Ventures||International Joint Ventures||2007|
|International Symposium on Mining Law||International Joint Ventures in the Mexican Mining Sector||1997|