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Shearman & Sterling LLP

599 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10022-6069, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 848 4000
Fax:
Fax +1 212 848 7179
Web:
www.shearman.com

Grissel Mercado

Tel:
Work 1 212 848 8081
Email:
Shearman & Sterling LLP

Work Department

Capital Markets

Position

Partner

Career

Grissel Mercado is a partner in the Capital Markets practice.

Her practice consists of representing and advising financial institutions and corporate issuers in debt and equity capital market transactions primarily in Latin America.

In addition, she advises a number of Latin American issuers on their ongoing SEC reporting requirements, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and corporate governance matters. Ms. Mercado has also represented and advised financial institutions and corporate issuers in international project financings and other private financings.

Grissel represents corporate and financial institutional clients including Ecopetrol, Volaris, Industrias Bachoco, Grupo Sura and its subsidiary Sura Asset Management, AES Gener and its subsidiaries in Chile, and Findeter.

Languages

Spanish and English

Education

  •  New York University School of Law, J.D.
  • Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S., magna cum laude


Latin America: International firms

Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Shearman & Sterling LLP has maintained an impressive market share of big-ticket transactions in major economies such as Brazil, Mexico and Argentina, as well as a flourishing practice in smaller nations including Panama. It has worked on a series of headline IPOs, including SEC-registered offerings, and recently advised new client PagSeguro Digital, a Brazilian financial technology solution provider, on its $2.6bn IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in what was the largest IPO of a Brazilian business since 2013. Additionally, it advised major Brazilian domestic airline, Azul, on its $624m IPO, also on the New York Stock Exchange. In another headline deal, the firm advised Citigroup Global Markets and Credit Suisse Securities (as initial purchasers) in the $650m Rule 144A/Reg S IPO of Vista Oil & Gas on the Mexican stock exchange (BMV); this was the first Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) IPO in Latin America and the first oil and gas E&P-focused listing in Mexico. The firm is also active in Argentina, especially in debt transactions and continues to be a leading player in sovereign issuances, particularly on the underwriter side. Outside of Latin America’s major economies, the firm continues to make a further impression, notably advising Panama’s Banco General on its $550m senior notes offering. Head of the Latin America group Antonia Stolper is hugely experienced and a giant of the market, including in both sovereign and private sector issuances across the region. Stuart Fleischmann is a big player on the underwriter side, most notably in Mexico and Brazil. Manuel Orillac is another pivotal member of the practice and has advised on a string of recent deals in Panama. Grissel Mercado was elected to the partnership in January 2018 and has a fine record in representing Latin American sovereign and corporate issuers. São Paulo partner Robert Ellison is one of the foremost names in Brazil and continues to advise on many of the headline deals that emerge from the jurisdiction. All named individuals are New York-based unless stated otherwise.

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