Maurizio Levi-Minzi > Debevoise & Plimpton LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States

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Maurizio Levi-Minzi is an M&A lawyer.


He has nearly 30 years of experience advising clients in complex joint ventures and cross-border acquisitions of a broad variety of assets in sectors such as energy, technology, asset management infrastructure and consumer products. Mr. Levi-Minzi has led transactions in Latin America, the United States, Europe and Asia for private equity groups and strategic investors including Ambev, Barrick, Brookfield, BTG Pactual, Carlyle, Clessidra, CPPIB, CSN, GP Investments, H.I.G. Capital Management and Mitsui.


He has co-chaired the program “Doing Business in and with Emerging Markets” of the Practising Law Institute for many years and is also an adjunct professor at New York University, where he teaches a popular cross-border M&A course.

Mr. Levi-Minzico-authored several articles with focus on cross-border M&A involving Latin America, including “Private Equity Funds and Institutional Investors in M&A” for the first edition of Latin Lawyer’s Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions (February, 2021).

Prior to joining Debevoise, he was a banker with NMB Bank (ING Bank) in New York.


Mr. Levi-Minzi is fluent in Italian and Spanish and is proficient in Portuguese.


He is a 1993 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Golden Gate University and a B.A. in Italian Literature and Philosophy from the University of Trieste (Italy).

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Maurizio Levi-MinziDebevoise & Plimpton LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP ‘s prominence in insurance, infrastructure and private equity is evident in its Latin America M&A practice, along with energy, telecoms and mining. The team is also noted for transactions involving anti-corruption due diligence. It continues to represent a range of private equity houses and financial sponsors such as HIG Capital, CPPIB and Carlyle in Latin America deals, along with a number of international insurance companies. Maurizio Levi-Minzi co-heads the Latin America group and is a prolific adviser on M&A and private equity deals in the region. David Grosgold is highlighted for insurance and financial services deals in the region. At associate level, up-and-comer Sergio Torres is also noted, particularly for Brazil-related deals.