Deal of the Year: the shortlists for M&A, ESG and private equity

Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce the deals shortlisted for the private and public M&A, ESG and private equity 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 the capital markets, banking and finance and project finance categories can be found here. The remaining shortlists will be announced tomorrow.


Mergers & Acquisitions: private companies


Renova Energia sells power asset to BSB Energética and Eletroriver

Counsel to Renova Energia

Felsberg Advogados

Counsel to BSB Energética and Eletroriver

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados


QuintoAndar buys Navent in cross-border proptech deal

Counsel to QuintoAndar Servicios Inmobiliarios

In-house counsel - Ana Pellegrini and Alessandra Boin

White & Case LLP

White & Case SC

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati


Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega

Beccar Varela

BMA - Barbosa Müssnich Aragão

Bustamante Fabara

Ferrere (Uruguay)

Miranda & Amado


Counsel to Navent Group

In-house counsel – Pilar Etcheverry Boneo

Greenberg Traurig LLP


Guyer & Regules

KLA Advogados

Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

Philippi, Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Peru)

Springarn & Marks

Sucre Arias Reyes

On antitrust matters

Counsel to Navent Group

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados


Liberty acquires Telefónica's Costa Rica business

Counsel to Liberty Latin America

Baker Botts LLP

EY Law (Costa Rica)

Counsel to Telefónica

Latham & Watkins LLP

Arias (Costa Rica)


Mergers & Acquisitions: public companies


AT&T sells LatAm assets to Argentina's Grupo Werthein

Counsel to Grupo Werthein

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Bustamante Fabara


Demarest Advogados


Guyer & Regules

Nader, Hayaux & Goebel

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados

BZSE Attorneys

Chancery Chambers

Pollonais, Blanc, de la Bastide & Jacelon

Counsel to AT&T

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP


Barros & Errázuriz Abogados


Galicia Abogados

Veirano Advogados

Counsel to DirecTV and Alpha Tel Holdings

Maples Group 


Multiple firms steer US$1.1 billion StoneCo-Linx merger

Counsel to StoneCo

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Spinelli Advogados

Levy & Salomão Advogados

Counsel to Linx

White & Case LLP

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Counsel to Linx's independent committee and the independent members of the board of directors

Wald, Antunes, Vita e Blattner Advogados

Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados

Counsel to the fiscal committee

TozziniFreire Advogados


Colombia's Ecopetrol buys majority stake in ISA

Counsel to Ecopetrol

Baker McKenzie (Argentina)

Baker McKenzie (Chile)

Baker McKenzie (Colombia)

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International

Trench Rossi Watanabe 

Counsel to the Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional and the Colombian Ministry of Finance

Claro & Cía

TozziniFreire Advogados

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

Posse Herrera Ruiz


Corporate finance: ESG


Grupo Bimbo gets first sustainable financing

Counsel to Grupo Bimbo

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Galicia Abogados

Counsel to BBVA México, Banco Santander, Bank of America, Citibank, HSBC México, ING Bank, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Mizuho Bank and MUFG Bank

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Ritch Mueller y Nicolau, SC


B3 makes US$700 million sustainability-linked bond offer 

Counsel to B3


Pinheiro Guimarães

Counsel to Counsel to Banco Bradesco BBI, Citigroup Global Markets, Itau BBA, JP Morgan Securities, MUFG Securities Americas, Bank of America Securities, Banco Safra and Santander Investment Securities

Clifford Chance LLP

Machado Meyer Advogados

Counsel to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas

Holland & Knight LLP


CMI Energía makes Central America's largest green debt tap

Counsel to CMI Energía and Investment Energy Resources

In-house counsel to CMI Energía– Salomón Vaie, Rubén Contreras, María Fernanda Esquivel, Esteban de la Cruz, Javier Bauer, Karolina Barrantes and Nadia Arriaga

Clifford Chance LLP

Alta QIL+4 Abogados

Arias (Nicaragua)

BLP (Honduras)

Consortium Legal (Costa Rica)

Medina Garrigó

Counsel to WCG Energy

Graham Thompson Attorneys

Counsel to Citigroup Global Markets and JP Morgan

In-house counsel to Citigroup – Karin Herman and Katrina Youssef 

In-house counsel to JP Morgan – Lola Ogunmefun 

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

BLP (Costa Rica)

Consortium Legal (Guatemala)

Consortium Legal (Honduras)


Private equity


GIP buys largest private power generator in Mexico

Counsel to Global Infrastructure Partners

Latham & Watkins LLP

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC

Counsel to senior management team of Saavi Energía


Counsel to Actis 


Galicia Abogados 


KKR and Telefónica launch US$1 billion fibre optics venture in Chile

Counsel to KKR 

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

CMS Carey & Allende

Counsel to Telefónica

In-house to Telefónica Hispam - Diego Colchero

In-house counsel to Telefónica Chile - Gladys Fuentes and Claudio Monasterio

Latham & Watkins LLP

Guerrero Olivos


Brazil's IG4 acquires stake in Peruvian infrastructure group Aenza

Counsel to IG4

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Miranda & Amado

Counsel to Aenza

In-house counsel – Daniel Urbina

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Hernández & Cía

Counsel to selling shareholders

Rubio Leguía Normand

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