Federico A. Goudie


Federico Goudie is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Federico is based in the firm’s Miami office, where he is a member of both the firm’s Finance and Transactions Practice Groups.

Federico has over twenty years of experience advising companies and government entities, particularly those in Latin America, on a wide array of corporate matters. He advises international financial institutions, multinational corporations, and sovereigns in capital markets transactions and structured and trade financings, project financings, and derivative transactions. In addition, he counsels his clients in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, and general corporate and commercial matters.

Representative Experience*

  • Represented TechOps, an Aeromexico and Delta joint venture for the operation of a MRO facility in Mexico, in connection with an agreement to grant MRO Holdings, one of America’s largest MRO providers, access to TechOps’ capacity for a period of ten years.
  • Represented SPAC Isos Acquisition Corp. in its US$2.6 billion IPO merger with Bowlero Corp. that took the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling centers public.
  • Represented financial advisory firm Geller & Co. in connection with the sale of Geller’s outsourced CFO and business services division to Bloomberg LP.
  • Represented Paraguay in all sovereign bonds issuance beginning in 2017, including its emergency US$ 1 billion issuance to raise funds for the country’s fight against COVID-19 and its 2021 sovereign bond issuance and concurrent “switch” tender offer, the first ever for the country.
  • Represented the Central Bank of Paraguay in a landmark currency swap agreement with the International Finance Corporation.
  • Represented U.K. sports and fashion retailer JD Sports Fashion in the acquisition of U.S. athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories retailer DTLR Villa.
  • Represented the trustee and collateral agent in a $1.9 billion project financing for the construction, development and operation of an open pit gold/copper product mine in Chile
  • Represented the shareholders of BAC Florida Bank, controlled by Grupo Pellas in the sale of the Coral Gables-based bank to Brazil’s Banco Bradesco for $500 million.
  • Represented PricewaterhouseCoopers in the establishment of a joint venture in Argentina for outsourced services.
  • Represented Brazilian media giant Grupo Globo in connection with investments in two Latin American tech startups – Brazilian online fashion marketplace Enjoei and Colombian online delivery company Rappi.

*Certain of these matters were handled prior to joining Foley.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Part of deal team recognized with “Financial Services Deal of the Year” at The Deal Awards (2021)
  • Named among Latinvex’s “Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers.” (2021)
  • Lead attorney in deal named “Infrastructure Financing Deal of the Year” by LatinFinance (2020)
  • Named “Client Service All-Star” by BTI Consulting Group (2020)
  • Recognized in Latin Lawyer 250 for his work in Latin America (2020)
06 March 2024 Events

Artificial Intelligence: Risks and Opportunities in the Creative Industry

As part of the American Chamber of Commerce for Brazil’s Artificial Intelligence: Risks and Opportunities in the Creative Industry conference, Freddie Goudie (Partner, Miami) will be speaking on the "AI and Business Ethics" panel.
19 January 2024 Deals and Wins

Foley Advises FC Naples in Acquisition of United Soccer League Expansion Club in Southwest Florida

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to FC Naples in the acquisition of a new United Soccer League expansion club, USL Naples, for Naples, Florida.
16 August 2023 In the News

Federico Goudie Discusses Latin American Startups’ Shift to Venture Debt

Foley & Lardner LLP partner Federico Goudie is quoted in the Bloomberg article, “Latin American Startups Turn to Venture Debt With Equity Deals Drying Up,” offering his perspective as venture debt funding assumes a larger role in the Latin American startup scene.
28 July 2023 Honors and Awards

Federico Goudie Recognized as Among Top 100 Latin American Lawyers

Foley & Lardner LLP partner Federico Goudie has been recognized by Latinvex as among Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers.
12 July 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Republic of Paraguay in $500M Sovereign Bond Issuance and Concurrent Tender Offer

Foley & Lardner LLP represented the Republic of Paraguay in its latest sovereign bond issuance and concurrent tender offer, raising $500m through its newly issued 5.850 percent bonds due 2033.
05 July 2023 In the News

Foley Attorneys Forecast Latin American M&A Trends

Foley & Lardner LLP partners Ruben Diaz and Federico Goudie are quoted in the LatinFinance article, “Lawyers forecast fall in LatAm M&A,” offering their assessment of the Latin American merger and acquisition market through the end of 2023.