Deal of the Year: the shortlists for disputes, regulatory and restructuring

Deal of the Year: the shortlists for disputes, regulatory and restructuring

Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce the deals shortlisted for the disputes, regulatory and restructuring categories of our 16th annual Deal of the Year Awards.

Listed below are the three deals that have been shortlisted in each category.

The winners will be announced on the night of our charity awards ceremony at the Hotel Unique in São Paulo on Thursday 5 May.

The dinner is being held in aid of three of the region’s pro bono clearinghouses. More information and tickets are available here.

Congratulations to all those involved in these transactions.

The shortlists for all other categories can be found here.  




Facebook wins landmark Brazilian internet privacy case 

Counsel to Facebook

TozziniFreire Advogados

Eduardo Ferrão Advogados 


Colombia defeats billion-dollar ICSID claim by América Móvil

Counsel to Colombia


Counsel to América Móvil

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Aziz & Kaye

Lloreda Camacho & Co


Aenza agrees plea deal with Peruvian authorities

Counsel to Aenza

In-house counsel - Renzo Arbocco, Daniel Urbina and Ana Ferrucci

Hernández & Cía



Brazil raises US$8.5 billion in Latin America’s largest 5G auction

Counsel to TIM Brasil

Mundie e Advogados

Counsel to Claro Brasil

Maciel Rocha Advogados

Counsel to Telefónica Brasil

Pereira Neto | Macedo Advogados

Rolim, Viotti, Goulart, Cardoso Advogados

Counsel to Algar Telecom

Demarest Advogados

Counsel to Winity Telecom


Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Counsel to Highline

Stocche Forbes

Counsel to Unifique Telecomunicações

Felsberg Advogados


Covid-19 vaccination gains licensing agreements in Brazil

Counsel to AstraZeneca

Trench Rossi Watanabe


IRSA gets approval for Buenos Aires urban development project

Counsel to IRSA

Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados




Avianca emerges from Chapter 11 process

Counsel to Avianca

In-house counsel - Richard Galindo, Diana Rivas, Natalia Gutierrez de Larrauri, Catalina Perdomo, Juan Esteban, Pamela Rodriguez and Maria Marquez


Smith Gambrell & Russell

BLP (Costa Rica)

BLP (El Salvador)

BLP (Guatemala)

BLP (Honduras)


Jones Day (Mexico)

Morgan & Morgan

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

Urdaneta Vélez Pearl & Abdallah Abogados

Counsel to Glas Americas

Perkins Coie LLP

Aguilar Castillo Love (Costa Rica)

Aguilar Castillo Love (El Salvador)

Alta Melara & Asociados

Alta QIL+4 Abogados

Galicia Abogados

Guyer & Regules

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Chile)

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia)

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Peru)

Stocche Forbes 

Higgs & Johnson

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Counsel to Advent International Colombia 

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Counsel to Citibank, Grupo Aval and GE Capital Aviation Services

Latham & Watkins LLP

Counsel to Grupo Aval and Banco de Bogotá

DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán

Counsel to Crédit Agricole CIB and Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (New York Branch) 

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Counsel to USAVflow 

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

Counsel to USAV secured lenders 

White & Case LLP

Hinckley Allen & Snyder

Counsel to US Bank National Association 

Dorsey & Whitney

Counsel to Grupo Aval

Latham & Watkins LLP

Counsel to Ad Hoc Group of 2023 Noteholders

Paul Hastings LLP 


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Counsel to Kingsland Holdings

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Counsel to Ad hoc group of investors

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 

Counsel to JP Morgan

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Counsel to Indenture trustee and DIP Agent

Pryor Cashman LLP

Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of Avianca Holdings

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP


Chilean car importer completes pre-packaged Chapter 11

Counsel to Automoteres Gildemeister

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos

EY Law (Costa Rica)

Hughes & Hughes

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

Veirano Advogados

Counsel to the ad hoc group of consenting noteholders


Alta Batalla

Ferrere (Uruguay)

Hernández & Cía

Pinheiro Neto Advogados


Counsel to TMF


Aguilar Castillo Love (Costa Rica)

Baraona Marshall & Cia

De Bracamonte Haaker & Castellares

Guyer & Regules

Ramos e Zuanon Advogados


Raízen and Biosev finalise tie-up with US$1.3 billion restructuring

Counsel to Biosev, Hédera and the Louis Dreyfus Company

Norton Rose Fulbright

FLH Advogados

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Counsel to Banco BNP Paribas, Banco Bradesco, Banco BTG Pactual, Banco do Brasil, Banco Santander, Banco Votorantim, Itaú Unibanco, ING Bank and Cooperatieve Rabobank 

White & Case LLP

Pinheiro Guimarães

Loyens & Loeff

Counsel to ABN Amro Bank, Cooperatieve Rabobank, ING Bank, Crédit Agricole, Natixis andSociété Générale

Mayer Brown LLP

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Counsel to TMF

Mayer Brown LLP

Pinheiro Guimarães

Loyens & Loeff

Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

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