Friday, 30th March 2012

Latin Lawyer has announced the winners of its Deal of the Year Awards at its sixth annual charity awards ceremony, held last night in São Paulo and attended by some 200 guests.

The winning deals are:

·         Corporate Finance - OGX′s US$2.6 billion bond issuance

·         Project Finance - Embraport financing for Brazil’s Santos Port

·         M&A - Grupo Sura’s US$3.8 billion acquisition of ING Groep′s Latin American assets

·         Outbound investment - Cementos Argos’ acquisition of Lafarge′s US assets

·         Disputes - Resolution of the Quito International Airport Dispute

·         Restructuring - Satmex restructuring

Latin Lawyer congratulates all the lawyers whose efforts brought the winning transactions to their successful completion and the full teams are listed below. More than 200 guests attended the awards dinner at the Hotel Unique, where awards were also presented to Latin Lawyer′s Law Firm Leaders of the Year, International Lawyer of the Year and Pro Bono Lawyer of the year. Three life time achivement awards were also handed out at the event, which raised funds for three of Latin America′s pro bono clearinghouses: ProVene in Venezuela, CIDSEP in Paraguay and Brazil’s Instituto Pro Bono.

Corporate Finance Winner

 

OGX’s US$2.6 billion bond issuance

Counsel to OGX

In-house counsel Jose Roberto Faveret and Lucas Quevedo, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in Brazil and Davis Polk & Wardwell in the US

Counsel to JP Morgan, HSBC, Credit Suisse and Banco Itaú BBA

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados in Brazil and in the US White & Case LLP, which also assisted Barclays and Nomura

Project Finance Winner

 

Embraport financing for Brazil’s Santos Port

Counsel to Embraport

Lead manager Nádia Krolikowski, Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados in Brazil, and Davis Polk & Wardwell in the US

Counsel to the Inter-American Development Bank, HSBC, Banco Santander, Banco Caixa Geral and Banco WestLB

Dias Carneiro Advogados in Brazil and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in the US

Counsel to the hedge providers

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Counsel to Caixa Econômica Federal

Pinheiro Neto Advogados in Brazil and White & Case LLP in the US

Counsel to BNY Mellon

In-house counsel Gustavo Rabello, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in Brazil, and Hogan Lovells in the US

M&A Winner

Grupo Sura’s US$3.8 billion acquisition of ING Groep′s Latin American assets

Counsel to ING Groep

In-house counsel Charles Eijsbouts and Jeannette Pina, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in the US, France and the UK, Carey y Cía in Chile, Prietocarrizosa in Colombia, Galicia Abogados in Mexico, Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Peru, Guyer & Regules in Uruguay

Counsel to Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana

In-house counsel Lina María López, Natalia Velásquez, Natalia Gómez, Bibiana Ardila and Frank Ospina, Shearman & Sterling LLP in the US, Larraín Rencoret Lackington & Urzúa Abogados in Chile, Rodríguez Azuero Abogados in Colombia, Jáuregui Navarrete SC in Mexico, Pizarro, Botto & Escobar – Abogados in Peru, Olivera Abogados in Uruguay

For negotiations with Grupo Bolivar

Hogan Lovells in Spain

Counsel to Grupo Bolivar

In-house counsel María Mercedes Ibañez, Posse, Herrera & Ruiz Abogados in Colombia, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira in Spain

Counsel to General Atlantic

Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados SA in Colombia, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in the US and Delmar Ugarte Abogados in Peru

Counsel to the IFC

Allen & Overy LLP in the US Brigard & Urrutia Abogados in Colombia, Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr in Chile, Ritch Mueller SC in Mexico and Miranda & Amado Abogados in Peru

Outbound Investment Winner

Cementos Argos’ acquisition of Lafarge′s US assets

Counsel to Argos

In-house counsel Camilo Abello and Juan Luis Munera and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Counsel to Lafarge


Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Disputes Winner

Resolution of the Quito International Airport dispute

Counsel to Corporación Quiport, Aecon Group, Andrade Gutierrez, Airport Development Corporation and HAS Development

White & Case LLP in the US and Pérez, Bustamante & Ponce Abogados in Ecuador


In-house counsel to Aecon - Steve Nackan

Counsel to the Inter-American Development Bank, Export Development Canada, the US Export-Import Bank and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Allen & Overy LLP in the US and Bustamante & Bustamante in Ecuador

Counsel to Republic of Ecuador


Procurador General del Estado Diego Garcia Carrion and Alvaro Galindo

Counsel to the Municipality of Quito


Procurador Fabian Andrade

Restructuring Winner

Satmex restructuring

Counsel to Satmex


In-house counselVeronica Gutierrez Zamora Garcia, Greenberg Traurig LLP in the US and a team from Mexican firm Rubio Villegas y Asociados (some of whom have since joined Greenberg Traurig SC)

Counsel to Jefferies & Co


Latham & Watkins LLP in the US and Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, SC in Mexico

Counsel to first priority notes holders

Dechert LLP in the US and Galicia Abogados in Mexico

Counsel to second priority notes holders


Ropes & Gray LLP in the US, Cervantes Sainz SC in Mexico and Maples and Calder in the Cayman Islands

Counsel to series b directors of Satmex Board


Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in the US

Counsel to Wells Fargo


Seward & Kissel LLP in the US

Counsel to the technical committee

Santamarina y Steta in Mexico

Counsel to the Mexican Government

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in the US

Law Firm Leaders of the Year

Cristian Mitrani of Mitrani, Caballero, Rosso Alba, Francia, Ojam & Ruiz Moreno in Argentina, Claudia Prado of Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados in Brazil, David Gutierrez of BLP Abogados in Costa Rica, Juan Francisco Gutierrez of Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner in Chile, Jaime Herrera of Posse, Herrera & Ruiz Abogados in Colombia, Manuel Galicia of Galicia Abogados in Mexico, Juan Luis Hernández of Hernández & Cía Abogados in Peru and Elisabeth Eljuri of Norton Rose S.C. in Venezuela.

International Lawyer of the Year

Antonia Stolper of Shearman & Sterling LLP

Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year

Pablo Guerrero of Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

Lifetime Achivement Awards

Hector Mairal, Marval, O′Farrell & Mairal – Lifetime Achievement Award

Jose Roberto Opice, Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados – Lifetime Achievement Award

Alexis Rovzar, White & Case LLP – Lifetime Achievement Award – Pro Bono

(Latin Lawyer 30.03.2012)

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