Ms Thais Garcia > Clifford Chance > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Clifford Chance
NEW YORK, NY 10019-6131
United States

Work Department

M&A Corporate


Thais specialises in cross-border M&A, restructurings and joint ventures, with a particular focus on the Latin America and US markets.

Thais regularly represents corporates, private equity houses, pension funds, infrastructure funds and other investors in their investments in the region. Among the sectors she focuses on are energy and infrastructure, consumer goods & retail and TMT.

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

(Next Generation Partners)

Thais GarciaClifford Chance

Clifford Chance has an extensive record in energy and infrastructure transactions in Latin America. It is also at the forefront of advising private equity and financial sponsors on their investments and divestments in the region. With Latin America M&A specialists in its Sao Paulo, New York and Madrid offices, it has a solid pipeline of corporate and M&A engagements. The practice continues to develop its standing in Brazil transactions, notably in the fintech area, which includes venture capital funding arrangements. The Latin America team has also successfully targeted growth markets such as Ecuador and has landed a series of engagements in telecoms and data centre transactions. Sao Paulo managing partner Anthony Oldfield is a seasoned corporate and M&A specialist with impressive connections to Brazilian corporates and investors. David Brinton has an extensive record in energy, infrastructure and natural resources transactions in Latin America, including private equity investments and divestments. Thais Garcia, who recently relocated back to Sao Paulo, is a fast-emerging talent with a burgeoning record in Latin America M&A and private equity transactions, especially in Spanish speaking jurisdictions. Madrid’s Javier Amantegui and Samir Azzouzi are also active in Latin America deals. Senior associate Carla Ruggero is also noted. All named individuals are based in New York unless stated otherwise.