| Vinci Airports
A subsidiary of the French concessions and construction company Vinci, Vinci Airports develops, finances, builds and operates airports across the world. Its network comprises more than 35 airports in several countries. Headed by senior legal counsel Patrícia Garcia, the company’s highly acclaimed legal department provides assistance in respect to project finance, airport concessions and M&A projects. In 2017, thanks in part to the team’s effort on the legal and compliance aspects of the deal, Vinci Airports was awarded the concession for Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes Airport for a 30-year term. With approximately 7.5 million passengers welcomed in 2016, the airport is the sixth largest in Brazil. The completion of such a significant deal for the company in in a short timeframe is indicative of the team’s outstanding transactional skills. The aforementioned department leader Patrícia Garcia was nominated for her outstanding support to the company, and she is known as being a professional a solid international background, having previously worked in Odebrecht’s Angola infrastructure projects.