Partner Profile

Marcello Hallake



LL 250


Marcello Hallake focuses his practice on representing US, European, and Asian companies, financial institutions and investment funds in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, privatisations, private equity and other financing transactions, particularly in the area of projects, in Latin America and around the globe as well as representing Brazilian and Latin American companies in cross-border transactions. He also has extensive transactional experience in advising companies in the energy, infrastructure, telecommunications, media and technology sectors.

Marcello's representative clients and transactions include:

  • AEM Capital in connection with the acquisition of an equity interest in DeepFlex
  • France Telecom in various M&A, financing and privatisation transactions throughout Latin America, including its investment in Intelig Telecomunicaçoes Ltda., the Brazilian long-distance telecommunications "mirror" company, in a US$1 billion joint venture with Sprint and National Grid, including restructuring and ongoing sale process
  • Intelig in its approximately $500 million vendor financing with Alcatel and Nortel
  • France Telecom's acquisition of a majority interest in the privatisation of Compańia de Telecomunicaciones de El Salvador, the national El Salvador telecom company, and France Telecom’s subsequent sale of its interest to America Movil
  • France Telecom's acquisition of a majority participation in Transmiciones y Participaciones, a Dominican Republic start-up telecom company
  • France Telecom’s investment in Telecom Argentina, a company listed on the NYSE, jointly controlled with Telecom Italia, including the subsequent sale of its interest to local investors.
  • France Telecom in other joint venture transactions and privatizations in Central America, including Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Honduras
  • France Telecom in connection with the sale of its interest in Intelsat
  • Petrobras in connection with M&A transactions in the United States, Ecuador, Chile, and Japan
  • Petrobras in connection with the P-53 and P-55 platforms in Brazil
  • Brazilian pension funds Previ, Petros, Funcef, and Fundação 14 in the acquisition of Telecom Italia's interest in Brasil Telecom, as well as the sale of Brasil Telecom to Telemar
  • Faurecia in connection with Brazilian and U.S. transactions
  • Vitro in connection with cross-border M&A transactions in Mexico and Central America
  • Eutelsat in connection with its bid for the acquisition of Satelites Mexicanos S.A. de C.V.
  • Perenco in connection with its acquisition of Barrett Resources (Peru) LLC
  • GE in connection with a joint venture transaction in Brazil
  • Total in connection with its investment in Bolivia and other joint ventures matters in Latin America
  • CTBC-Algar Telecom in connection with U.S. cross-border matters
  • Caixa Economica Federal in connection with U.S. corporate and securities matters
  • BR Malls of Brazil in connection with a cross-border acquisition
  • Banif Securities in connection with a Latin American joint venture
  • Inter-American Development Bank in connection with a financing transaction in Central America
  • First Citizens Bank of Trinidad in a joint venture with a U.S. private equity firm
  • JP Morgan in connection with the sale of Colombia's Coltabaco to Phillip Morris
  • Bavaria of Colombia in a $400 million bid for Cerveceria Hondureña of Honduras
  • China's Sinochem in connection with a bid for oil assets in Ecuador and
  • Lagardere in connection with US and Latin American corporate, finance and regulatory matters.

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