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Jones Day

EDIFICIO PLAZA IGUATEMI, AVENIDA BRIGADEIRO FARIA LIMA, 2277, 5º ANDAR, JARDIM PAULISTANO, SAO PAULO 01452-000, BRAZIL
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Latin America: International firms

Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day has committed significant resources to its Latin America practice with key team members spread across its Miami, New York, Mexico City, São Paulo, Houston and Madrid offices. The ‘outstanding’ firm provides ‘excellent service’, has ‘extensive experience in the field’ and an ‘excellent response capacity’ and is ‘always available to meet the client’s needs’. ‘Very hands on’ and ‘professional’, it is praised for its level of commitment, ‘pragmatism and extensive track record is crucial in getting deals done’. Energy, telecoms, financial services and infrastructure are amongst its primary sectors. The firm worked on some of the largest deals in Mexico and Brazil during 2017, including advising ENGIE on its proposed $8bn acquisition of Transportadora Associada de Gas (TAG) from Petrobras in Brazil (the firm has advised French multinational ENGIE on a series of transactions in Latin America as it seeks to expand its regional footprint); and the top-end Mexican tequila maker Patrón Spirits International on its sale to Barcardi. It also represented J&F Investimentos in the $4.7bn sale of its Brazilian subsidiary Eldorado Brasil Celulose to Netherlands-based Paper Excellence. São Paulo partner Marcello Hallake is recommended by clients and has led many of the firm’s headline deals in Brazil. Dividing his time between New York and São Paulo, Wade Angus is another prominent member of the practice, as are Miami partners Nicholas Rodriguez and Enrique Martin, and María Luisa Cánovas in New York. Luis Riesgo leads the Latin America practice from São Paulo and Washington DC. São Paulo-based of counsel Artur Badra is ‘a very well-rounded lawyer’, ‘extremely personable, responsive and undertakes significant work under pressure while maintaining constant good spirits’.

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