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Biography

Chris Willott is a partner in the Americas energy and infrastructure group, with a focus on Brazil and Latin America. Mr Willott represents borrowers, project sponsors, commercial banks, multilateral institutions and export credit agencies on a wide range of project development and finance transactions in the oil and gas, power and infrastructure sectors. He is recognised as a leading lawyer for banking and finance in Brazil and is described as "a giant of the Brazil financing market" by The Legal 500.

His recent experience in Brazil includes advising Klabin as borrower in relation to a combined US$800 million loan provided by a group of multilateral institutions and commercial banks to expand its existing pulp and paper facility; and the lenders on a US$9.2 billion acquisition financing, comprising a bridge loan facility and an export prepayment facility, provided to Suzano Papel e Celulose for the US$11 billion acquisition of Fibria.

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