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White & Case LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020-1095
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United States > Finance > Capital markets: global offerings

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John VetterliWhite & Case LLP

White & Case LLP has an established record in global offerings, particularly those originating from Latin America, along with further deals from Europe and the Middle East; it continues to work on a number of US offerings by Israeli issuers. The firm is noted for energy and infrastructure-related offerings, and is a growing force in green and sustainability-linked bonds in multiple regions; it advised the underwriters on the $500m SEC-registered, ECB-eligible green bond offering by Wabtec Transportation Netherlands. Global head of capital markets John Vetterli  and senior name Colin Diamond  are key partners, while David Thatch  is regional section head of the Americas capital markets section. All mentioned attorneys are based in New York.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

White & Case LLP has a prolific record in domestic and global offerings, most notably in the oil and gas, technology and financial institutions sectors. Having earned recognition for representing big name global issuers such as Saudi Aramco, it continued to win further accolades with key engagements such as advising Société Générale on the update of the bank’s $6bn structured medium-term note (MTN) program. Gary Kashar has made an impression in a series of headline debt offerings by international issuers. John Vetterli leads the global capital markets practice and is rated for Latin America-originating transactions. Andrew Weisberg is another prominent figure in the team and senior associate Abigail Simon also impresses. David Thatch  acts as regional section head of the Americas capital markets section.

Latin America: International firms > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

John VetterliWhite & Case LLP

White & Case LLP achieved significant deal volumes in 2021, including a number of high-value and blockbuster transactions. Much of this is down to the firm’s focus on Brazil, primarily through its Sao Paulo and New York offices, where it has picked up a series of headline engagements. It has achieved additional prominence in Brazil’s vibrant fintech segment, including advising on the headline $2.6bn IPO by Nubank. With its office in Mexico City, the firm is also picking up quality mandates from a resurgent market, along with impressive deals in Chile and Colombia, and debt restructuring matters in Argentina. Global head of capital markets John Vetterli has a major focus on Latin America, particularly Brazil, having previously been resident in the Sao Paulo office. Donald Baker is a giant of the Brazil market, having founded the Sao Paulo office back in 1997, and has built a hugely impressive client base of Brazilian issuers. Sao Paulo’s John Guzman is an emerging talent with an impressive track-record in Brazil debt and equity offerings. Bibiana Jaimes is another impressive practitioner and Rafael Roberti, who was promoted to partner in 2021, is highly rated by clients. The team was further strengthened with the June-2021 hire of experienced counsel Marie Elena Angulo, from Jones Day, to the Miami office, where fellow counsel Karen Katri -who undertakes securities, bank financing and project financing- was raised to the partnership in October 2022. Named individuals are based in New York unless stated otherwise.