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Biography

Gabriel focuses his practice on cross-border corporate and finance transactions, with long-standing knowledge of deals in Brazil and throughout Latin America. In particular, he has experience advising a global client base of financial sponsors, funds and leading corporations on complex, cross-border M&A transactions, private equity and joint ventures. He also has experience in banking transactions, as well as local and international offerings of equity and debt securities, acting both for financial institutions and corporate issuers.

He has recently advised: the global investment firm Digital Colony on the acquisitions of Highline and Torres Unidas, independent owners and operators of communication infrastructure in Brazil and the Andean region, respectively; the Brazilian protein company Marfrig on the US$2.4bn sale of its US and Asia chicken business Keystone to Tyson Foods, the US$969 million acquisition of a 51% interest in the US beef processor National Beef and the further US$860 million acquisition of an additional 31% interest in National Beef; the Brazilian state-owned oil and gas company Petrobras on the US$562 million sale of its US refinery Pasadena to Chevron, on the US$1.1 billion joint venture with Murphy Oil to exploit oil producing assets in the US, and on the US$1.53 billion sale of its 50% interest in a Nigerian oil business; BR Distribuidora and Petrobras on the R$9.6 billion offering and sale by Petrobras of common shares in BR Distribuidora (the first privatization of a Brazilian state-owned company through the capital markets); the lenders on a US$500 million export prepayment revolving credit facility and two US$750 million export prepayment term loan facilities to Suzano.

Gabriel was recognised as leading practitioner in Brazil and Latin America in the fields of corporate/M&A, banking and capital markets by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Super Lawyers.

Gabriel is qualified under both New York and Brazilian laws.

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