Jose E. Sirven - Holland & Knight, LLP

Jose E. Sirven

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 305-789-7784

Jose E. Sirven leads the firm's Financial Institutions Practice Group. He has practiced in the corporate, mergers and acquisitions, banking and international fields for more than 30 years. He has represented large publicly owned corporations, global and national and regional financial institutions, privately held entities and governments in connection with a variety of business issues involving nearly every country in Latin America and the Caribbean and throughout Europe and Asia.

Examples of Mr. Sirven's experience include:

  • Buyer and Seller side mandates on complex mergers and acquisitions, both domestic and cross border, including transactions in regulated industries such as banking, telecom, registered broker/dealers and health care
  • representation of lenders and borrowing groups on significant lending transactions, including syndicated credits, asset based and other structured financings, and acquisition financings involving borrowers in multi jurisdictions and collateral located or generated in foreign countries
  • representation of U.S. and European clients in joint ventures in Latin America and Latin American and European clients in joint ventures in the United States
  • transaction and regulatory advice in connection with acquisitions and divestitures of banks and bank assets, as well as formation of de novo banks and opening of international bank agencies, administrative offices and representative offices of foreign banks
  • assisted clients in connection with privatizations and government concessions in various countries in Latin America
  • represented multilateral institutions such as the IDB and the IIC, including the BOLCEN project for the IDB involving a multidisciplinary study of the capital markets of Central America and recommendations for structural and legal changes required for the potential integration of the capital markets in the region

Mr. Sirven was a finalist for the "Most Effective Lawyer 2006" and "Top Dealmaker 2007" in the International Corporate category, as selected by the Daily Business Review.

At the University of Miami School of Law, he served as Articles & Comments Editor for the University of Miami Law Review.

At Holland & Knight Mr. Sirven has served on the firm's Directors Committee for over a decade, including Chairing a number of committees such as the Budget and Finance Committee and the Managing Partner Compensation Committee, and has served the firm as the Executive Partner of the Miami office.

Mr. Sirven is active in a number of community organizations, including serving on the Advisory Board for the International MBA program at Florida International University and on the Advisory Board for the School of Accounting at Florida International University.

Mr. Sirven regularly conducts complex negotiations and drafts documents in the Spanish language.

Florida International UniversityBBA University of Miami School of LawJ.D.

Office Location

701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 3300
Miami, FL 33131
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Miami Metro Area
Jose E. Sirven has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law (Commercial Finance, Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Regulatory)
Corporate Law (Transactions)
Financial Services Regulation Law
International Trade and Finance Law
Litigation - Banking and Finance

Other Information

Gender: Male