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Manuel Orillac

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Manuel Orillac is a partner in the Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions practices.

He currently focuses on transactions in the Americas, with past experience in Europe and the Middle East. Manuel advises on complicated cross-border mergers and acquisition transactions, joint ventures, debt and equity offerings, and project financings.

He represents, among others, corporate, sovereign and financial institution clients including Autoridad del Canal de Panamá, Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen, AtlasBank, LNG Group Panama, Empresa Nacional del Petróleo, Transelec, Organización Corona, SQM, Citibank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan.

Manuel joined the firm in 1985, and has practiced in the firm’s New York, Paris and Abu Dhabi offices.





Spanish and English


  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D.
  • Georgetown University, College of Arts and Sciences, B.A.

Latin America: International firms

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Shearman & Sterling LLP is making a considerable impact on the market, bringing its M&A standing further in line with its excellence in banking and finance, projects and energy, and capital markets. Much credit for was due to Sao Paulo office-head was due to Jonathan Kellner, who elevated the firm's M&A reputation considerably; however, he departed to Paul Hastings LLP in August 2019. Nevertheless the M&A team has successfully leveraged the wider Latin America group's standing in power, oil and gas, renewables and mining and metals, and has achieved further success in finance-sector M&A deals. Clients include Liberty Global, Anglo American, Energía del Pacífico, ArcelorMittal, GE Global Capital, ExxonMobil and TPG. The team advised Anglo American on Mitsubishi Corporation’s $600m acquisition of an additional 22% equity interest in Anglo American Quellaveco, which owns the Quellaveco copper project in Peru; an also assisted Energía del Pacífico with its $342m sale of a 25% stake in Peruvian power generation companies Kallpa Generación and Samay I to Nautilus Inkia Holdings, a portfolio company of I Squared Capital. In private equity, the team advised TPG on its acquisition of Abengoa's operating electricity transmission line assets in Brazil. The Latin America M&A team is 'very deal oriented, especially in the Brazilian environment'; group members 'know when American practice and Brazilian practice may differ and they know how to respect that'. It has 'the most efficient team in Brazil to advise companies on the full spectrum of domestic and cross-border deals'. Global managing partner George Casey is a recognised dealmaker with experience in Latin America deals; despite his management responsibilities he remains incredibly active in transactions. Waajid Siddiqui is recommended for upstream and downstream oil-and-gas deals in the region and Cody Wright 'is a brilliant attorney and does an excellent job on Latin America transactions'. Manuel Orillac and Rory O’Halloran are key names in the Houston office, which was launched in May 2018. All other partners are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

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