Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Maurizio Levi-Minzi is an M&A lawyer at Debevoise & Plimpton, with nearly 30 years of experience advising clients on cross-border acquisitions of a broad variety of assets including infrastructure assets and complex joint ventures. He is co-head of the firm’s Latin America Practice. Mr Levi-Minzi has led transactions in Latin America, the United States, Europe and Asia for private equity groups and strategic investors including Ambev, Barrick, Brookfield, BTG Pactual, Carlyle Group, Clessidra, CPPIB, CSN, GP Investments and Mitsui.
He is ranked as a leading lawyer for mergers and acquisitions in Latin America by Chambers Global (20212, Chambers Latin America (2022), Latin Lawyer 250 (2022) and The Legal 500 Latin America (2022). Mr Levi-Minzi is also recognised as a leading M&A lawyer by IFLR1000 (2022) and has been named an ‘Expert in Mining’ by Who’s Who Legal (2022).
Mr Levi-Minzi is frequently invited to speak on trends related to cross-border private equity and M&A transactions involving Latin America. He is an adjunct professor at New York University, where he teaches cross-border M&A and has co-chaired the Practising Law Institute’s programme ‘Doing Business in and with Emerging Markets’ for a number of years. In 2022, he also co-taught cross-border M&A as visiting professor at the University of Sao Paulo (USP).
Mr Levi-Minzi is fluent in Italian and Spanish and understands Portuguese.