Deal of the Year 2020: the full shortlist

Latin Lawyer will announce the winners of our 15th annual Deal of the Year Awards in the daily news briefing next week.

The winners will be announced across three days, starting on Monday 24 May. 

The complete shortlist for this year’s awards follows below. In each category, three deals or cases were selected.

The shortlist has been updated since it was first published last month to replace a deal that did not qualify for this year’s awards.

A big congratulations from Latin Lawyer to everyone who took part in these leading deals.

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Private M&A

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Uber buys Chile’s Cornershop

Counsel to Uber

In-house counsel - Francisco Pinilla, Eric Lipman, Greg McCurdy, Kellie Kemp, Brendan Herron, Christian Lymn and José Palomar

Morrison & Foerster

WilmerHale

Greenberg Traurig SC

Counsel to Cornershop

Gunderson Dettmer

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC

Counsel to Uber and Cornershop

DLA Piper (Chile)

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EPM and Consorcio Energía de la Costa buy Electricaribe

Counsel to Empresas Públicas de Medellín

In-house counsel - Jose Luis Valencia-Salazar

Baker McKenzie (Colombia)

Counsel to Consorcio Energía de la Costa

DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán

Counsel to Electricaribe

In-house counsel - Fermín de la Hoz

Brigard Urrutia

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UBS and Banco do Brasil launch joint venture

Counsel to UBS

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Counsel to Banco do Brasil

Lefosse Advogados

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Public M&A

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Abertis and GIC buy Red de Carreteras de Occidente

Counsel to Abertis and GIC

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Galicia Abogados

Counsel to Abertis

Covington & Burling LLP

Counsel only to GIC

Milbank

Counsel to RCO

Greenberg Traurig SC

Counsel to BBVA Bancomer

Ritch Mueller

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China Yangtze Power buys Luz del Sur

Counsel to China Yangtze Power International

In-house counsel - Sisi Ai

Baker McKenzie LLP

Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera

Tian Yuan

Counsel to Sempra Energy

In-house counsel - Raúl Farías

White & Case LLP

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

Walkers

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Natura pays US$2 billion for Avon

Counsel to Natura

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Counsel to Avon

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Counsel to the independent directors of Avon

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Private equity

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Carlyle buys Colombian oil assets from Occidental

Counsel to The Carlyle Group

Latham & Watkins LLP

Gómez-Pinzón

Counsel to Occidental Petroleum

White & Case LLP

Posse Herrera Ruiz 

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Patria launches US$2 billion infrastructure fund

Counsel to Patria

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

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CVC snaps up Peruvian cash management company Hermes

Counsel to CVC Partners

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

Counsel to The Carlyle Group and the De Osma family

Ropes & Gray LLP

Hernández & Cía Abogados

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ESG

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Suzano issues sustainability-linked notes

Counsel to Suzano

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Counsel to BNP Paribas, Bank of America, Credit Agricole, JP Morgan, Mizuho, Rabo Bank, Scotia Capital, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, MUFG, Santander and SMBC Nikko

Linklaters

Pinheiro Guimarães

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Guatemala issues social bonds

Counsel to the Republic of Guatemala

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Cuestas.PPQ Abogados

Counsel to Bank of America

Clifford Chance LLP

Consortium Legal (Guatemala)

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CMPC gets sustainability-linked loan

Counsel to Empresas CMPC

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Carey

Counsel to BNP Paribas, Export Development Canada, MUFG Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Chile)

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Capital markets  

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Azul issues convertible debentures

Counsel to Azul

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Counsel to Knighthead Capital Management and Certares Management

Hogan Lovells LLP

Machado Meyer Advogados

Counsel to Itáu BBA

Pinheiro Guimarães

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Mexico’s first telecoms FIBRA

Counsel to Telesites

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC

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Aeropuertos Argentina completes bond exchange

Counsel to Aeropuertos Argentina

In-house counsel – Andrés Zenarruza and Candela López Linetti

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Bomchil

Counsel to Citibank

Alston & Bird LLP

Beccar Varela

Counsel to Citigroup, UBS Securities and Santander

Mayer Brown LLP

Marval O'Farrell Mairal

Counsel to Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Argentina)

Marval O'Farrell Mairal

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Banking and finance

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Brazil’s US$3 billion support scheme for power companies

Counsel to CCEE

In-house counsel - Rui Guilherme Altieri Silva, Roseane Santos, Maria Madalena Porangaba, Maria Clara Cordeiro de Noronha Pessoa, Laura Maquera and Cássia Marin

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Counsel to Banco do Brasil, Banco Bradesco, Santander (Brasil), Itaú Unibanco, BNDES, Citibank, Votorantim, Banco Safra, Banco de Investimentos Credit Suisse (Brasil), Sumitomo Mitsui Brasileiro, BTG Pactual, JP Morgan, Banco ABC Brasil, Banco BOCOM BBM, China Construction Bank (Brasil), Banco Múltiplo and Banco Alfa de Investimento

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Counsel to Banco Citibank

Pinheiro Guimarães

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LATAM Airlines’ US$2.45 billion debtor-in-possession loan

Counsel to LATAM Airlines

In-house counsel - Juan Carlos Mencio

Brigard Urrutia

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Claro & Cía

Demarest Advogados

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Peru)

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce

Walkers

Counsel to the Eblen Group and the Cueto Group

Baraona Fischer & Cía*

Counsel to Qatar Airways

Alston & Bird LLP

Carey

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Houthoff

Harneys

Heka Law Firm

Estudio Olaechea

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Counsel to Oaktree Capital Management

White & Case LLP

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

DLA Piper (Chile)

DLA Piper (Peru)

DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán

Robalino Law**

Counsel to Knighthead Capital Management

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Hogan Lovells LLP

Counsel to Delta Air Lines

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

Harneys

Counsel to AerCap Holdings, Aircastle Limited, The Bank of New York Mellon, Lufthansa Technik Aktiengesellschaft, Sindicato de Empresa de Pilotos de LATAM Airlines Group and Repsol

Dechert

Morales & Besa

Counsel to TMF Fiduperu

DLA Piper (Peru)

Counsel to TMF Brazil

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Counsel to Costa Verde

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Harneys

Counsel to LATAM Brazil

Demarest Advogados

Machado Meyer Advogados

Counsel to Oaktree Capital Management

Ogier

Counsel to Knighthead

Dentons Larraín Rencoret (Chile)

*Since split into Baraona Marshall & Cía and Fischer y Cía. The partners who led the deal are now at Cuatrecasas (Chile) and Fischer y Cía.

**Then operating as Ferrere (Ecuador)

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Renewables companies’ US$335 million loan for Colombian projects

Counsel to Celsia, Cubico and Caoba Inversiones

In-house counsel to Celsia and Caoba Inversiones - Verónica Toro

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Mendoza Abogados

Counsel to Scotiabank and Export Development

Milbank

Brigard Urrutia

Counsel to Fiduciaria Colpatria

Brigard Urrutia

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Project finance – infrastructure

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Sacyr’s concession arm finances Colombian 4G project

Counsel to Unión Vial Río Pamplonita and Sacyr

Jones Day

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Counsel to JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank

Milbank

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia)

Counsel to Citibank

Alston & Bird LLP

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia)

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Peruvian PPP port gets US$132 million financing

Counsel to Tramarsa

White & Case LLP

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

Counsel to Santander, Banco Itaú and BBVA

Allen & Overy LLP

Garrigues (Peru)

Counsel to ProInversión

Cuatrecasas (Peru)

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Brazil’s CTEEP gets US$310 million financing for power transmission project

Counsel to CTEEP

Machado Meyer Advogados

Counsel to Banco BTG Pactual and Banco Itaú BBA

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

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Project finance – energy and natural resources

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Mainstream obtains funding for Chilean renewables projects

Counsel to Mainstream Renewable Power

Milbank

Carey

Counsel to the Inter-American Investment Corp., CaixaBank, DNB ASA, KfW IPEX-Bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Banco Santander Chile

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Morales & Besa

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Fisterra Energy raises US$1.1 billion for Mexican power facility

Counsel to Fisterra Energy

Milbank

Ritch Mueller

Counsel to Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, SMBC Nikko and Blackstone

Latham & Watkins LLP

Galicia Abogados

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Enfragen gets US$1.76 billion financing for LatAm renewables

Counsel to Enfragen

Paul Hastings LLP

Hogan Lovells LLP

Claro & Cía

Gómez-Pinzón

SIGMA

Counsel to JP Morgan, Scotiabank, BNP Paribas, Intesa Sanpaolo, Mizuho, MUFG, Société Générale, SMBC Nikko

Milbank

Garrigues

Garrigues (Chile)

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia)

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega

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Disputes

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Colombian Council of State annuls award in CUC-DTC v Gecelca 3

Counsel to Gecelca

Philippi, Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia)

Counsel to China United Engineering Corporation

Baker McKenzie LLP

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Barra Energia and Enauta Energia v Dommo Energia

Counsel to Barra Energia

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Counsel to Enauta Energia

Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma

Basílio Advogados

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Counsel to Dommo Energia

Pinheiro Guimarães

Counsel to ANP

Procuradoria-Geral da Agência Nacional do Petróleo

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Lidercón v Republic of Peru

Tribunal

Jan Paulsson (Switzerland/France) (chair)

Francisco González de Cossío (Mexico) (appointed by Lidercón)

Hugo Perezcano Diaz (Mexico) (appointed by Peru)

Counsel to Lidercón

Hogan Lovells LLP

Counsel to Peru

Stanimir A Alexandrov PLLC

Sidley Austin LLP

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Regulatory

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Chilean Central Bank’s covid-19 credit programme

Counsel to Central Bank

In-house - Juan Pablo Araya, Mauricio Álvarez and Andrés Söchting

Garrigues (Chile)

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Mexico City International Airport wins reversal of COFECE decision on slots regulation

Counsel to Mexico City International Airport (AICM)

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Counsel to Aeroméxico

White & Case SC

Counsel to Volaris

Von Wobeser y Sierra SC

Counsel to COFECE

Fidel Sierra Aranda, Mirna Mustieles and Jorge García

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Uber wins unfair competition claim before Peru’s INDECOPI

Counsel to Uber

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Peru)

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Restructuring

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Argentina restructures US$65 billion of foreign debt

Counsel to Argentina

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Counsel to Bank of America Securities and HSBC Securities

In-house counsel to Bank of America - Ria Dutta

In-house counsel to HSBC - Alanna Chang

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Counsel to Argentina Creditor Committee

Clifford Chance LLP

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen (PAGBAM)

Counsel to The Ad Hoc Group of Argentina Exchange Bondholders

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Counsel to Ad Hoc Argentine Bondholder Group

White & Case LLP

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Judicial reorganisation of Odebrecht and non-operating subsidiaries

Counsel to Odebrecht Group

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

E.Munhoz Advogados 

RK Partners

Counsel to Itaú Unibanco and Banco Bradesco

Machado Meyer Advogados

Counsel to bondholders

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Counsel to Natixis, BBVA, Sumitomo Mitsui, MUFG Bank and Intesa Sanpaolo

Veirano Advogados

Counsel to Banco Santander (Brasil)

Lefosse Advogados

Counsel to The Bank of New York Mellon, Deutsche Bank, ING Bank, Itaú Corpbanca, COFIDE Banco de Desarrollo del Perú and Deriblok

Tauil & Chequer in Association with Mayer Brown*

Counsel to Caixa Econômica Federal

Felsberg Advogados

Counsel to Alvarez & Marshal

Motta Fernandes Advogados

*Former partner Leonardo Morato has since launched LMorato Advogados.

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Ecuador completes US$17.4 billion debt restructuring

Counsel to the Republic of Ecuador

Hogan Lovells LLP

Hogan Lovells (Mexico)

Counsel to Citigroup Global Markets

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce

Counsel to The New York Bank of Mellon

Perkins Coie LLP

Counsel to the Ad Hoc Ecuador Bondholder Group 

White & Case LLP 

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