Deal of the Year: the shortlists for M&A, private equity and ESG

Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce the deals shortlisted for the private and public M&A, private equity and ESG categories of our 15th annual Deal of the Year Awards.  

In each category, three deals have been shortlisted. They are listed below.

The winners will be announced in our daily newsletter in mid-May.

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

Shortlists for the remaining categories will be announced soon.


Private M&A


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


Greenberg Traurig SC

Counsel to Cornershop

Gunderson Dettmer

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC

Counsel to Uber and Cornershop

DLA Piper (Chile)


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


UBS and Banco do Brasil launch joint venture

Counsel to UBS

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Counsel to Banco do Brasil

Lefosse Advogados


Public M&A


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


Counsel to RCO

Greenberg Traurig SC

Counsel to BBVA Bancomer

Ritch Mueller


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



StoneCo merges Brazilian unit with Linx

Counsel to StoneCo

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Spinelli Advogados

Counsel to Linx

White & Case LLP

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

TozziniFreire Advogados

Counsel to Linx's independent committee and the independent members of the board of directors

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Chediak Advogados

Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados

Veiga, Hallack Lanziotti e Casto Véras Advogados

Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados

For antitrust matters

Counsel to StoneCo

Levy & Salomão Advogados


Private equity


Carlyle buys Colombian oil assets from Occidental

Counsel to The Carlyle Group

Latham & Watkins LLP


Counsel to Occidental Petroleum

White & Case LLP

Posse Herrera Ruiz 


Patria launches US$2 billion infrastructure fund

Counsel to Patria

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Pinheiro Neto Advogados


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




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


Pinheiro Guimarães


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)


CMPC gets sustainability-linked loan

Counsel to Empresas CMPC

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP


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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