William Candelaria has more than 20 years of experience advising on cross-border financings in emerging markets, with particular focus on Latin America and Spain. He advises corporations, commercial and investment banks, private issuers, underwriters and family offices on bank and trade financings, debt and equity placements, restructurings and mergers and acquisitions in many sectors, including financial services and investment management, media and communications, food and beverages, hospitality, real estate and tourism, construction, infrastructure and transportation and oil and gas.

He counsels US institutional investors regarding investments in emerging market companies that are publicly traded abroad. Bill has significant board experience and he advises clients on corporate governance and compliance matters from time to time.

The Legal 500 Latin America has repeatedly recognized Bill in Banking and Finance. Clients commend him for being "highly responsive" as well as a "'problem solver and solution presenter,' who provides top-flight 'professional service' built upon 'excellent market knowledge and understanding.'" The Legal 500 United States also recognized him as a leading US practitioner in Commercial Lending in 2018.

A frequent speaker on legal and financing issues, Bill has for several years chaired the Mexico panel at the Institute of the Americas' annual La Jolla Conference, the Western Hemisphere's most highly regarded energy policy forum. He has also chaired corporate governance panels at the New York State Bar Association International Meetings in Lisbon and Panama. In addition to those engagements, Bill participated in the White House Business Council's Inaugural Hispanic Business Leaders Forum.

He currently serves on the governing boards of the Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.