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Norton Rose Fulbright Offices
3900 AVENIDA BRIGADEIRO FARIA LIMA,
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Norton Rose Fulbright's deep commitment to Latin America, primarily through its Sao Paulo, New York and Washington DC offices, has enabled it to maintain high deal activity in 2020 and into 2021. With a notable shift towards restructurings and refinancings, its multi-skilled lawyers continue to land big engagements in Brazil, Colombia, Chile and also Panama, where it has carved a particular niche. Although project finance has slowed, the firm continues to be active in energy, infrastructure and mining through a series of corporate financings. It continues to represent a range of corporate borrowers, banks, DFIs and agency lenders. Charles Johnson leads the Sao Paulo office, having completed almost 20 years in Brazil and is noted for structured trade finance, project finance and financial restructuring work. Michael McCourt has made a big impression on the market, notably in the restructuring field. Daniel Spencer is another key figure in project financings throughout Latin America and Raquel Bierzwinsky is noted for project finance in Mexico; admitted to practice in New York and Mexico, she splits her time between New York and Mexico City. Asset finance specialist Alison Baxter has relocated to London from Sao Paulo. All named individuals are based in Sao Paulo unless stated otherwise.
Charles Johnson; Raquel Bierzwinsky
Banco del Estado de Chile
DFC (formerly OPIC)
Itapoá Terminais Portuários
Banco Rabobank International Brasil
BRK Ambiental Participações
Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden (FMO)
Société de Promotion et de Participation Pour la Coopération Economique (PROPARCO)
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Banco Itau BBA
Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF)
Banco Credit Suisse do Brasil
Banco ABN AMRO
Banco do Brasil
Banco BTG Pactual
Norton Rose Fulbright > Firm Profile
The firm: Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.
Areas of practice: Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.
Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.
Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see nortonrosefulbright.com
Offices: We have offices in the world’s most important business, financial and regulatory centres and are active in strategically important growth markets. Our offices are located in: Amsterdam ● Athens ● Austin ● Bangkok ● Beijing ● Brisbane ● Brussels ● Bujumbura** ● Calgary ● Canberra ● Cape Town ● Casablanca ● Dallas ● Denver ● Dubai ● Durban ● Frankfurt ● Hamburg ● Harare** ● Hong Kong SAR ● Houston ● Istanbul ● Jakarta* ● Johannesburg ● Kampala** ● London ● Los Angeles ● Luxembourg ● Melbourne ● Mexico City ● Milan ● Minneapolis ● Monaco ● Montréal ● Moscow ● Munich ● New York ● Nairobi** ● Ottawa ● Paris ● Perth ● Piraeus ● Québec ● Riyadh* ● San Antonio ● San Francisco ● São Paulo ● Shanghai ● Singapore ● St. Louis ● Sydney ● Tokyo ● Toronto ● Vancouver ● Warsaw ● Washington DC
*associate office **alliance
Number of partners (worldwide): 1,000+
Number of other fee-earners (worldwide): 2,000+
Total staff: 7,500+
Global key contacts
Financial institutions: James Bateson
Energy: Anne Lapierre and John Mauel
Infrastructure, mining and commodities: Nick Merritt
Transport: Harry Theochari
Technology: Nick Abrahams
Life sciences and healthcare: Randy Sutton and Jonathan Skidmore
LanguagesEnglish (fluent) Portugese
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