Deal of the Year: the shortlists for capital markets, banking and finance and project finance

Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce the deals shortlisted for the capital markets, banking and finance and project finance categories of our 16th annual Deal of the Year Awards.

Listed below are the three deals that have been shortlisted in each category.

The winners will be announced on the night of our charity awards ceremony at the Hotel Unique in São Paulo on Thursday 5 May. 

The dinner is being held in aid of three of the region’s pro bono clearinghouses. More information and tickets are available here.

Congratulations to all those involved in these transactions.

The shortlists for the remaining categories will be announced soon.

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Capital markets

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YPF completes US$6.2 billion exchange offer

Counsel to YPF

In-house counsel - Germán Fernández Lahore, Fernando Gómez Zanou, Francisco Gaspari, Marina Quinteiro, Paola Garbi, Valeria Moglia, Agustina Gonzalez, Damian Teglia and Martina Muñua

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Counsel to ad hoc group of bondholders

Dechert

DLA Piper (Argentina)

Counsel to ad hoc YPF bondholder group

Clifford Chance LLP

Bomchil

Counsel to Citigroup Global Markets, HSBC Securities, Itaú BBA USA Securities and Santander Investment Securities, Banco Itaú Argentina, Itaú Valores, Banco Santander Río and HSBC Bank Argentina

In-house counsel Banco Itaú Argentina - Leonardo Andrés Micucci

In-house counsel HSBC Bank Argentina - Julieta Arribas Medrano, Martina Galarraga and Marina Alvarez

In-house counsel Banco Santander Río - Eduardo Ramos and Ignacio García Deibe

Milbank

Tanoira Cassagne Abogados

Counsel to the Bank of New York Mellon

Jones Walker LLP

Counsel to TMF Trust Company

In-house counsel - Luciana Calia, Luis Vernet and Leonardo Pirolo

Counsel to La Sucursal de Citibank

In-house counsel - Carlos Vassallo and Cecilia Diaz Llamosas

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Nubank raises US$2.6 billion in IPO

Counsel to Nubank

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Campbells LLP

Counsel to Nu Invest Corretora de Valores, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, HSBC, UBS and Banco Safra

White & Case LLP

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

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Chile launches first tariff stabilisation bond

Counsel to PEC Management and Chile Electricity

Holland & Knight LLP

Counsel to TMF Chile Asesorías Empresariales

In-house counsel - Ed O’Connell, Francisca Pérez, Rosario Arriagada and Augusta Quiñones

Baraona Marshall & Cia

Counsel to Goldman Sachs and IDB Invest

Clifford Chance LLP

Counsel to Goldman Sachs

In-house counsel - Ariel Fox

Latham & Watkins LLP

Carey

Counsel to IDB Invest

In-house counsel - Ignacio Rodríguez-Viña

Guerrero Olivos

Counsel to AES Gener, Colbún, Enel Green Power Chile, Enel Generación Chile, Engie Energía Chile, Eólica Monte Redondo and Guacolda Energía

In-house counsel to AES Gener and Guacolda Energía - Andrea Sougarret, Jennifer Gillcrist and María Paz Cerda,

In-house counsel to Colbún - Rodrigo Pérez and Rafael Goldsack

In-house counsel to Engie - Fernando Valdés, Francisca Vásquez and Felipe Artigas

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Claro & Cía

Counsel to Enel Generación Chile and Enel Green Power Chile

In-house counsel - Luis Ignacio Quiñones and Josefa Rodríguez

Morales & Besa

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Banking and finance

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Cemex gets US$3.25 billion sustainability-linked loan

Counsel to Cemex

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Counsel to Citibank

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Galicia Abogados

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Arroyo obtains financing to buy Gasmar in Chile

Counsel to Arroyo Energy Group

White & Case LLP

Garrigues (Chile)

Counsel to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, BNP Paribas, MUFG Bank, The Bank of Nova Scotia and Scotiabank Chile

Milbank

Claro & Cía

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Peru’s Minera Antamina secures US$1 billion credit facility

Counsel to Compañía Minera Antamina

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados

Counsel to Bank of Nova Scotia, MUFG Bank, Bank of China, BBVA , ICBC, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH, Citibank and JP Morgan

Milbank

Miranda & Amado

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Project finance: infrastructure

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Rio public lighting concessionaire makes social bond offering

Counsel to Smart RJ

White & Case LLP

Demarest Advogados

Counsel to Goldman Sachs

Latham & Watkins LLP

Lefosse

Counsel to United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

Clifford Chance LLP

Lefosse

Counsel to Citibank 

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

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Paraguay's first PPP road project raises US$220 million

Counsel to Rutas del Este, Sacyr Concesiones and Ocho A

In-house counsel to Rutas del Este and Sacyr Concesiones - Sofía Suarez

In-house counsel to Ocho A - Juan Guiñazu

White & Case LLP

White & Case SC

BKM | Berkemeyer

Counsel to IDB Invest and IDB

Clifford Chance LLP

Colab

Counsel to Citibank

Dentons

Counsel to TMF Group

In-house counsel - Luis Vernet and Felipe Couyoumdjian

Gross Brown

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Lima's second metro line obtains financing

For the US$811 million financing  

Counsel to Metro de Lima Line 2

Latham & Watkins LLP

Garrigues (Peru)  

Counsel to Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, KfW IPEX-Bank, Société Générale, Banco Santander and Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO)

Norton Rose Fulbright

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

Counsel to Citibank del Perú and Citibank

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International

For the US$150 million revolving credit facility

Counsel to Metro de Lima Line 2

Garrigues (Peru)  

Counsel to BBVA, Banco de Sabadell and Banco Santander

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

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Project finance: energy and natural resources

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Mubadala subsidiary makes Brazil’s largest-ever project bond offer

Counsel to MC Brazil Downstream Trading

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Counsel to JP Morgan, Banco Bradesco BBI, HSBC, SG Americas, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS and Deutsche Bank

Milbank

Machado Meyer Advogados

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Chile’s largest solar plant gets funds

Counsel to Generadora Metropolitana

In-house counsel – Eduardo Diez and Xavier Altuzarra

Latham & Watkins LLP

Larrain y Asociados

Counsel to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Banco de Crédito e Inversiones, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, ING Capital LLC, DNB Bank, MUFG Bank, Metlife and Allianz

Milbank

Garrigues (Chile)

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Panamanian gas-fired power project secures finance

Counsel to InterEnergy and AES

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Counsel to AES and Generadora de Gatún 

Morgan & Morgan

Counsel to InterEnergy

SIGMA

Counsel to the Natixis, SMBC Bank of China, ICBC, Intesa Sanpaolo, Sabadell, Scotiabank, Société Génerale, Banco Aliado, Banco Nacional, Caja de Ahorro and Mega ICBC Bank

Paul Hastings LLP

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán

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