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Clifford Chance

RUA HELENA 260, 6 TH FLOOR, 04552-050 SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL
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Work +55 11 3049 3188
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Fax +55 11 3049 3198
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www.cliffordchance.com

Latin America: International firms

Capital markets
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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance has extensive Latin America M&A experience and expertise in both its New York and São Paulo offices. Its significant São Paulo presence has enabled it gain considerable traction on inbound Brazil M&A as well as being at the forefront of a growing number of outbound investments. The firm has worked on a series of Brazilian investments and acquisitions by Chinese and Asian entities, advising CITIC Agri Fund Management, for example, on its $1.1bn acquisition of a portion of Dow AgroSciences’ corn seed business in Brazil. The firm is also increasingly active advising private equity and other funds on their investments in Latin America, and recently advised private equity giant KKR on its acquisition of a stake of up to 40% in telecoms infrastructure owner Telxius, that has extensive assets in Spain, Germany, Peru, Chile and Brazil. ‘A gold standard for responsiveness’, the practice group provides ‘a globalised service’ with ‘strategic vision in conducting negotiations’, ‘business-oriented advice and strong energy sector knowledge’. Moreover, the ‘lawyers have a lot of experience and add value in negotiations’ and give ‘personalised customer service’ and ‘quick answers’. Overall, the team is ‘totally service oriented giving the impression that the client’s business is truly appreciated’, ‘response times are always short’, ‘lawyers have knowledge of the sectors their clients operate in’, ‘partners are always actively involved in the deals from the beginning to the end’ and the firm has ‘a balanced use of experienced staff and more junior attorneys, which results in a fair cost for the client’. São Paulo managing partner Anthony Oldfield is ‘experienced in finding solutions and defending clients’ interests’. David Brinton shows ‘great leadership and charisma’, is ‘always on top of all aspects of all the deals his team is involved in’ and is ‘a commercial and business-oriented lawyer’; noted for energy sector transactions, he led the team that advised Actis on its acquisition of over 1,500MW of solar PV assets from SunEdison in Latin America and the associated establishment of Atlas Renewable Energy, a pan-Latin America renewable energy platform. Newly elected partner Thais Garcia is ‘very thorough, organized and diligent’ and is ‘a welcome addition to the partnership’; a native Brazilian who speaks fluent Spanish, her ‘multiple qualities facilitate the deal process’ noted one client. Madrid partner Javier Amantegui is also experienced in M&A and investments involving Latin American assets.

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