Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce the shortlisted transactions for the capital markets, banking and finance and project finance categories of our 14th annual Deal of the Year Awards.
Clifford Chance LLP in New York and São Paulo has helped the Brazilian development bank BNDES sell shares it owned in Petrobras in a 22 billion reais (US$5.2 billion) issuance, which is the largest equity offering in Brazil in 10 years.
Jones Day in New York and São Paulo and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo have helped several banks underwrite a 3 billion reais (US$715 million) share issuance by Brazilian food-processing company Marfrig and its shareholder BNDES.
Brazilian financial services company XP has hired Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in São Paulo and New York, Brazilian firm BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão and Maples Group in the Cayman Islands to raise US$2.25 billion on New York’s Nasdaq stock exchange, in the largest Brazilian IPO in the US in nearly two years.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and São Paulo; Elvinger Hoss Prussen in Luxembourg City; Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo; and Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas in Lima have helped a syndicate of six banks lend US$200 million to Luxembourg-based mining company Nexa Resources, which has mining assets in Brazil and Peru.
Giving continuity to its hiring spree, Lefosse Advogados has recruited a projects and infrastructure partner from Demarest Advogados – the second time it has recruited from the same firm in just over a month.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in São Paulo and New York and Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo have helped Brazilian real estate company BR Properties raise 1 billion reais (US$240 million) by issuing 84,375,000 new shares.
Milbank and Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo have helped Brazilian retailer Magazine Luiza raise 4.3 billion reais (US$1 billion) through a follow-on issuance on São Paulo stock exchange B3.
Lefosse Advogados has helped Petrobras sell its gas distribution company Liquigás for 3.7 billion reais (US$880 million) to local gas market players Copagaz and Nacional Gás.
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