Wednesday, 29th February 2012 by Rosie Cresswell

Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce the M&A and outbound investment shortlists for its sixth annual Deal of the Year Awards.

For each category, three transactions have been selected for the shortlist and are listed below. For the first time ever the winners will be announced on the night of our charity awards ceremony at the Hotel Unique in São Paulo on Thursday 29 March. We congratulate all the lawyers who took part in these leading transactions, and look forward to presenting them with awards.

The dinner is being held in aid of three of the region’s pro bono clearinghouses; ProVene in Venezuela, CIDSEP in Paraguay and Brazil’s Instituto Pro Bono. Tickets or a table of 10 can be purchased by clicking here.

·         M&A

·         Outbound investment

The shortlists for the remaining two categories - disputes and restructuring - will be announced in an upcoming briefing. Click here for the corporate finance and project finance shortlists.


Telefónica’s incorporation of Vivo into Telesp

Counsel to Telefónica

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Counsel to Telesp

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Counsel to Credit Suisse

Pinheiro Guimarães - Advogados

Codelco’s US$1 billion sale of its stake in power company E-CL

Counsel to Codelco

In-house counsel Waldo Fortin, Carey y Cía in Chile and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in the US

Counsel to E-CL

In-house counsel Aníbal Prieto, Prieto y Cía in Chile, Shearman & Sterling LLP in the US

Counsel to Larrain Vial and Santander Investment Chile, and JP Morgan Securities

Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner in Chile and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in the US

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

Counsel to ING Groep

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 López, 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 and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in the US

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

HRT Participações em Petróleo’s acquisition of Canada’s UNX Energy


Counsel to HRT Participações em Petróleo

In-house counsel Beatriz Barros, Priscila Sarandy Domingues and Bianca Santoloni Sohn, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in Brazil, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in the US and Fraser Milner Casgrain in Canada

Counsel to UNX Energy

Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados in Brazil and McCarthy Tétrault in Canada

Sigdo Koppers buys Magotteaux

Counsel to Sigdo Koppers

Allen & Overy LLP, Barros & Errázuriz Abogados in Chile, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg in Canada, Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão in Brazil, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC in Mexico, Trilegal in India, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs in South Africa

Counsel to Magotteaux

Clifford Chance LLP in the US, Cariola, Diez, Pérez-Cotapos & Cía Ltda in Chile, Bowman Gilfillan in South Africa, Stikeman Elliott LLP in Canada, Environ Law in Mexico

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

(Latin Lawyer 29.02.2012)

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