IFLR Americas Awards 2019: shortlist revealed

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 17 Apr 2019
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The nominations for the 2019 IFLR Americas Awards have been announced. For all the deal and team of the year shortlists, please see below.

The IFLR Americas Awards celebrate legally innovative deals and teams in the region and will be held Thursday May 16 at Essex House, New York.

The national law firms and rising stars of the year will be announced on the night.

The law firms listed on each deal are based on preliminary research and submissions. If your firm advised on one of these deals but we do not have you listed please contact james.wilson@legalmediagroup.com.

To reserve your table, please email Paul Ptaschne at paul.ptaschne@euromoneyny.com or call +1 212 224 3494

DEALS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity-linked

Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe project bond

Bär & Karrer

Hinckley Allen

Loyens & Loeff

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Milbank

Stocche Forbes Advogados

White & Case

Entrevias Concessionária de Rodovias infrastructure bonds

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Milbank

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Hunt Oil Company of Peru bond

Garrigues

Milbank 

Miranda & Amado

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

MetLife SOFR-linked notes

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Mexcat tender offers and consent solicitations

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Hogan Lovells

Paul Hastings

Santa Vitória do Palmar Wind Project

Clifford Chance

Hogan Lovells

Lobo & de Rizzo Advogados

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Paul Hastings

Transportadora de Gas Internacional liability management

Brigard Urrutia

Clifford Chance

Milbank

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Equity

Banco Inter IPO

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Mayer Brown

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Tauil & Chequer

White & Case

Comisión Federal de Electricidad FIBRA E

Clifford Chance

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enriquez

White & Case

Cushman & Wakefield IPO

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Ropes & Gray

Enel Chile tender offer/exchange offer

Alessandri & Cia  

Carey

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Garrigues

Winston & Strawn

GrafTech International IPO

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Mexico City Airport FIBRA E

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enriquez

Jones Day

Paul Hastings

Spotify Technology direct listing

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Latham & Watkins

StoneCo Nasdaq IPO and private placement

Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Harney Westwood & Riegels

Lefosse Advogados

Maples Group

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

White & Case

High yield

Banco Internacional del Perú tender offer and new notes

Arias Aleman & Mora

Estudio Echecopar

Garrigues

Jones Walker

Shearman & Sterling

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Blackstone / Refinitiv

Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Dominican Republic sovereign bonds

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Pellerano & Herrera

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Frontera Energy Corporation

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Brigard Urrutia

Clifford Chance

Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas

García Sayán Abogados

Gregory T Chu Law Corporation

Higgs & Johnson

Homburger

Lennox Paton

McMillan

Proskauer Rose

Rodrigo Leguia Normand

Walder Wyss

MSU Energy

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Tavarone Rovelli Salim & Miani 

Rio Oil Finance Trust

Campos Mello Advogados

Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Clifford Chance

Hogan Lovells

Tervita

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Vrio

Barros & Errázuriz

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Claro & Cía

Garrigues

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

Moses & Singer

Muñiz Olaya Meléndez Castro Ono & Herrera

Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano

Salaverri Burgio Wetzler Malbrán

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Sullivan & Cromwell

Veirano Advogados

Loans

Blackstone / Refinitiv

Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Brookfield Infrastructure / Gas Natural Fenosa

Baker McKenzie

Milbank

Phillippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Torys

Carlyle Group and GIC / AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals financing

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Latham & Watkins

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Milbank

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Stikeman Elliot

Inkafarma / Quicorp

Ferrere

Garrigues

Paul Hastings

Payet Rey Cauvi Pérez Abogados

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce Abogados

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

KBR

Clyde & Co

DLA Piper

Gilbert + Tobin

Hogan Lovells

McGuire Woods

Mayer Brown

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Sky Brazil syndicated loan

Barros & Errázuriz

Brigard Urrutia

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Claro & Cia

Garrigues

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados

Muñiz Olaya Meléndez Castro Ono & Herrera Abogados

Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

Salaverri Burgio Wetzler Malbrán

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Sullivan & Cromwell

Veirano Advogados

Suzano Papel e Celulose financing

Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

M&A

Bayer / Monsanto

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Carey

Debevoise & Plimpton

Jara del Favero Abogados

L&L Partners

Paul Hastings

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Shearman & Sterling

Sullivan & Cromwell

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Wilmer Hale

Enel Group / Eletropaulo

Barbosa Müssnich Aragão

Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Lefosse Advogados

Rosman Penalva Souza Leão Franco Vale Advogados

Yazbek Advogados

LyondellBasell Industries / A Schulman

Shearman & Sterling

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Millicom / Cable Onda

Arias Fábrega & Fábrega

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Galindo Arias & López

Praxair / Linde merger

Arthur Cox

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Gleiss Lutz

Hengeler Mueller

Linklaters

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Sullivan & Cromwell

William Fry

Scotiabank / BBVA Chile

Carey

Claro & Cía

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Torys

Uría Menéndez

Sirius International Insurance Group / Easterly Acquisition Corporation

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Sidley Austin

Private equity

Advent International / Walmart Brazil

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Ropes & Gray

Saiani & Saglietti

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Blackstone-GIC / Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Dechert

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Gilbert + Tobin

Norton Rose Fulbright

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Torys

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Brookfield Business Partners / Westinghouse Electric Company

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Proskauer Rose

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Brookfield Infrastructure / Gas Natural Fenosa

Baker McKenzie

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Brookfield Property Partners / GGP

Goodwin Procter

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Sullivan & Cromwell

Torys

Weil Gotshal & Manges

CPPIB and Goldman Sachs Asset Management / Enfoca

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson

Lazo De Romaña & CMB Abogados

Miguel Mur Abogados

Muñiz Olaya Meléndez Castro Ono & Herrera Abogados

Payet Rey Cauvi Pérez Abogados

Proskauer Rose

VSAP21 / Oncoclínicas do Brasil Serviços Médicos

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados

CDPQ and FDN co-investment

Gomez-Pinzon Abogados

Holland & Knight

Winston & Strawn

Project finance

Caitan – Spence Copper Mine desalination plant

Allen & Overy

Barros & Errázuriz

De Lorenzi Micciché Scalera Spada

Garrigues

Larraín & Asociados

Mayer Brown

Massoni & Compañía

Milbank

Momo-o Matsuo & Namba

Cerro Dominador solar projects

Barros & Errázuriz  

Broseta

Clifford Chance

Larrain y Asociados

Milbank

Morales & Besa

Shearman & Sterling

EIG Bolivia-Brazil gas pipeline

Advokatfirman Törngren Magnell

Allen & Overy

Appleby

Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Conyers Dill Pearman

DLA Piper

Indacochea & Asociados

Loyens & Loeff

Milbank

Paul Hastings

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Los Angeles International Airport Landside Access Modernization Program

Ashurst

Hogan Lovells

Nixon Peabody

Nossaman

White & Case

Porto de Sergipe I Thermoelectric Complex

Demarest Advogados

Hinckley Allen

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Mayer Brown

Milbank 

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Tauil & Chequer

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

Ruta del Cacao

Brigard Urrutia

DLA Piper

Garrigues

Holland & Knight

MALegal

Pérez-Llorca

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

São Paulo Midwest Roads / Entrevias

Allen & Overy

Lobo de Rizzo

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Restructuring

Algoma

Arendt & Medernach

Blakes Cassels & Graydon

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Goodmans

Gowlings

McMillan

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Stikeman Elliot

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Andrade Gutierrez

Jones Walker

Linklaters

Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Telles de Abreu

Concordia International Corporation

Ashurst

Bennett Jones

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

Goodmans

Kelley Drye & Warren

McMillan

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Shearman & Sterling

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

White & Case  

Fieldwood Energy

Andrews Kurth Kenyon

Bracewell

Davis Polk & Wardwell

O’Melveny & Myers

Vinson & Elkins

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

GDB Debt Recovery Authority

Davis Polk & Wardwell

King & Spalding

O’Melveny & Myers

Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez

Proskauer Rose

Squire Patton Boggs

GenOn Energy

Baker Botts

Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Hogan Lovells

Kirkland & Ellis

Milbank

Paul Weiss

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Oi Group

Andrade & Fichtner

Barbosa Müssnich Aragão

Basilio Advogados

CMS

Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Dechert

Dias Carneiro

E Munhoz Advogados

Felsberg

Galdino Coelho Mendes Advogados

Jones Day

Lefosse Advogados

Lollato Lopes Rangel Riberiro Advogados

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Milbank

Padis Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Rosman Penalva Souza Leão Franco Advogados

Sergio Bermudes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Wal & Associados Advogados

White & Case

Westinghouse Electric Company

Milbank 

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Proskauer Rose

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Structured finance and securitisation

FIDC Mercado Crédito Merchant

Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

GDB Debt Recovery Authority bond restructuring

Davis Polk & Wardwell

King & Spalding

O’Melveny & Myers

Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez

Proskauer Rose

Squire Patton Boggs

IBT Perú RPO Financing

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Estudio Echecopar

Garrigues

IDB Invest – Movistar Ecuador

Ferrere Ecuador

Longitudinal de la Sierra Tramo II

Alston & Bird

Estudio Rosselló

Garrigues

Hernández & Cía Abogados

Hogan Lovells

Norton Rose Fulbright

Shearman & Sterling

Marathon Asset Management CRE CLO

Clifford Chance

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

World Bank Latin America catastrophe bond

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enriquez

Sidley Austin

Sullivan & Cromwell

LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity-linked

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Hogan Lovells

Milbank

Paul Hastings

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

White & Case

Equity

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Latham & Watkins

Paul Hastings

White & Case

Winston & Strawn

Financial services regulatory

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Debevoise & Plimpton

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

High yield

Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

Loans

Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Milbank

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

M&A

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Shearman & Sterling

Sidley Austin

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Private equity

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Proskauer Rose

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Project finance

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Mayer Brown

Milbank

Paul Hastings

Shearman & Sterling

Winston & Strawn

White & Case

Restructuring

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Milbank

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Magher & Flom

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Structured finance and securitisation

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Sidley Austin

Sullivan & Cromwell

In-house debt team

Banco Itaú

BNP Paribas

Citigroup

Credit Suisse

Goldman Sachs & Co

HSBC Securities

JP Morgan

Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith

In-house equity team

Citigroup

Credit Suisse

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

Santander

Americas firm of the year

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Milbank

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

White & Case