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IFLR Americas Awards 2020: shortlist revealed

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IFLR is delighted to announce the nominated deals, teams, firms and individuals for this year's awards

IFLR is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2020 Americas Awards. Below you will find the full list of deal, team, national and international firm of the year finalists.

The 2020 IFLR Americas Awards recognises the most legally innovative cross-border transactions that closed in 2019 across the Americas, and the teams and firms behind the deals. Our full criteria and methodology can be found here.

Winners will be announced on May 14.

We will not be holding a physical awards ceremony this year. IFLR will announce winners online and offer a virtual awards series of programmes that will explore and profile the work covered in the awards. To find out more please contact Alexandra Strick: alexandra.strick@euromoneyny.com

This shortlist below is based on preliminary research. If your team advised on one of these deals but has not been listed please contact the awards editor, James Wilson: james.wilson@legalmediagroup.com


DEALS OF THE YEAR


Debt and equity-linked

Banco Pichincha green bond

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Ferrere

Profilegal Abogados

Blockstack Reg A+ offering

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Gol exchangeable bonds

Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Milbank

NautaDutilh Luxembourg

Morgan Stanley SOFR-linked notes

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Sidley Austin

OPAIN private placement

Brigard Urrutia

Garrigues

Mayer Brown

Paul Hastings

Petrobras exchange offer

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Hogan Lovells

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Shearman & Sterling

Republic of Chile sovereign green bonds

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Morales & Besa

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Shearman & Sterling

Tesla convertible notes and stock offer

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati


Equity

Afya IPO

Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Maples Group

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Avantor IPO

Ropes & Gray

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

BR Distribuidora privatisation

Davis Polk & Wardwel

Lefosse Advogados

Linklaters

Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

Cencosud Shopping IPO

Carey

García Sayán Abogados

Milbank

Morales & Besa

Shearman & Sterling

Genmab IPO

Bech-Bruun

Kromann Reumert

Latham & Watkins

Shearman & Sterling

Jumia IPO

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Hengeler Mueller

Jones Day

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Noerr

Sullivan & Cromwell

White & Case

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Sundial Growers IPO

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Shearman & Sterling

Torys

XP Inc

Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Lefosse Advogados

Maples Group

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Trindade Advogados

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom


High yield

Aluar Aluminio Argentino

Alston & Bird

Bomchil

Linklaters

Marval O’Farrell Mairal

Braskem Idesa project refinancing

Milbank

Paul Hastings

Brookfield Business Partners / Johnson Controls Power Solutions Business financing

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Latham & Watkins

McCarthy Tétrault

Torys

Crédito Real bond and liability management

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Jones Day

Millicom International Cellular / Telefonica Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama financing

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Hogan Lovells

Latham & Watkins

Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg

TPHL - Petrotrin refinancing

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Paul Hastings


Loans

Aeropuertos Argentina 2000

Bomchil

Estudio Beccar Varela

Greenberg Traurig

Hinckley Allen & Snyder

Linklaters

Marval O’Farrell Mairal

Casas Javer

Creel García-Cuellar Aiza y Enriquez

Mijares Angoitia Cortes y Fuentes

Paul Hastings

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Engie and CDPQ / TAG financing

Clifford Chance

Jones Day

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Stikeman Elliott

Stocche Forbes Advogados

White & Case

Fibra Uno RCF

Holland & Knight

Paul Hastings

Gondi

Latham & Watkins

Mijares Angoitia Cortés y Fuentes

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Nader Hayaux y Goebel

Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Klabin financing

Clifford Chance

Dias Carneiro Advogados

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

McDermott International rescue financing

Arias Fábrega & Fábrega

Baker Botts

Bennett Jones

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Bracewell

Cornejo Méndez González y Duarte

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enriquez

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Haynesworth Sinkler Boyd

Jones Walker

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

McInnes Cooper

Mourant Ozannes

Rose Law Firm

Tauil & Chequer Advogados - Mayer Brown

Walkers

Pemex refinancings

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau

Shearman & Sterling


M&A

Banco Santander / Banco Santander México

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau

Uría Menéndez Abogados

China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) / Atlantic Energias Renováveis

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Clifford Chance

Eversheds Sutherland

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

CJ CheilJedang / Schwan’s Co

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath 

Shin & Kim

Engie and Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec / Transportadora Associada de Gás

Barbosa Mussnich Aragão

Jones Day

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Schmidt Valois Miranda Ferreira Agel

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Tauil & Chequer Advogados - Mayer Brown

Groupe Casino / Grupo Pao de Acucar

Brigard Urrutia

Cabinet Bompoint

DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Souza Mello e Torres

Zancan Almeida e Silva Advogados

Hasbro / Entertainment One

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Fried Frank

Mayer Brown

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Stikeman Elliott

Indorama Ventures, DAK Americas and Far Eastern New Century / M&G Chemicals US PET plants

Baker Botts

Duane Morris

Jones Day

Lowenstein Sandler

Milbank

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Merck / Versum

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Sullivan & Cromwell

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz


Private equity

Advent International Corporation / Prisma

Baker McKenzie

Bourel & Paris-Laplace Abogados

Covington & Burling

Estudio Beccar Varela

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Tanoira Cassagne Abogados

Asterion Industrial Partners / Telefónica’s data centres

Barros & Errázuriz

Carey

Clifford Chance

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enriquez

Holland & Knight

Linklaters

Mitrani Caballero

Rebaza

Rodrigo Elias & Medrano

Uría Menéndez

Blackstone / Dream Global REIT

Arendt & Medernach

Binder Grösswang

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Elvinger Hoss Prussen

Hengeler Mueller

Goodmans

Greenberg Traurig

Loyens & Loeff

Ogier

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Walkers

Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC / Genesee & Wyoming

Addleshaw Goodard

Allens Clark Hill

Gilbert + Tobin

Macfarlanes

McCarthy Tétrault

Sidley Austin

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Steptoe & Johnson

Stikeman Elliott

Sullivan & Cromwell

Torys

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

White & Case

CVC Capital Partners / Cosan Lubrificantes

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Jacobs Holdings / North American Dental Group

Bar & Karrer

DLA Piper

Peter Klein

Ropes & Gray

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

SoftBank / Rappi

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Vista Oil & Gas, Riverstone and Southern Cross / Aleph

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Mayer Brown

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno

Nicholson y Cano

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Vinson & Elkins


Project finance

AES Mex Genco-2019 refinancing

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enriquez

Galicia Abogados

Maples Group

Norton Rose Fulbright

Paul Hastings

BW Magna FSRU

Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Watson Farley & Williams

FRV (El Potrero)

Norton Rose Fulbright

Paul Hastings

Ferrocarril Central

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Ferrere

Jiménez de Aréchaga Viana & Brause

Fruta del Norte

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Bustamente & Bustamente

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Lexim Abogados

Milbank

Norton Rose Fulbright

Pérez Bustamente & Ponce

Shearman & Sterling

Stikeman Elliott

GNA - Gás Natural Açu

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Milbank

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Shearman & Sterling

Souza Mello e Torres Advogados

Itapoá Port

Allen & Overy

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Norton Rose Fulbright

Tozzini Freire Advogados

Rutas 2 and 7 toll roads

BKM Berkemeyer

Clifford Chance

Gross Brown

White & Case


Restructuring

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Holland & Knight

Kirkland & Ellis

Kobre & Kim

Loeb & Loeb

Milbank

Norton Rose Fulbright

Ropes & Gray

Vedder Price

White & Case

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Constellation Oil Services

Barbosa Mussnich Aragão

Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Debevoise & Plimpton

Dechert

E Munhoz Advogados

Galdino & Coelho Advogados

Holland & Knight

Kirkland & Ellis

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Maples Group

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga

Milbank

Norton Rose Fulbright

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Pryor Cashman

RESOR

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Sullivan & Cromwell

Tapia Linares & Alfaro

Walkers

Watson Farley & Williams

White & Case

Deluxe Entertainment

Chapman & Cutler

Clayton Utz

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Kirkland & Ellis

Norton Rose Fulbright

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Maxcom Telecomunicaciones

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath 

Paul Hastings

Oceanair Linhas Aéreas

Barbosa Mussnich e Aragão

Clifford Chance

Lefosse Advogados

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

Pinheiro Neto AdvogadosQuinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Thomaz Bastos Waisberg e Kurzweil Advogados

Queiroz Galvão Group

Appleby

Barbosa Mussnich Aragão

Bichara Advogados

E Munhoz Advogados

Icaza González-Ruiz & Alemán

Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice Advogados

Miranda & Associados

Padis Advogados

Pelllegrini & Cia

Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

Rosman Penalva Souza Leão Franco Vale Advogados

Tauil & Chequer Advogados - Mayer Brown

TWK Advogados

Syncreon Group

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Jones Day

Loyens & Loeff

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Weatherford International

A&L Goodbody

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Arthur Cox

Dillon Eustace

Eversheds Sutherland

Latham & Watkins

Matheson

Moses & Singer

Proskauer Rose

Ropes & Gray

Shearman & Sterling

William Fry


Structured finance and securitisation

Banco Guayaquil securitisation

Dentons

Ferrere

Hogan Lovells

Maples Group

Mayer Brown

KKR Reign I

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Latham & Watkins

Maples Group

Mercado Libre warehouse financing

Hogan Lovells

Mayer Brown

Paul Hastings

OPIC - responsAbility Financial Inclusion Investments 2019 DAC

Latham & Watkins

Mayer Brown

Paul Hastings

PAX Gold

Sidley Austin

Raisa Energy oil and gas wells securitisation

Kirkland & Ellis

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Republic of Argentina financing

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Shearman & Sterling

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom



TEAMS OF THE YEAR


Debt and equity-linked

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Mayer Brown

Paul Hastings

Shearman & Sterling

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati


Equity

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Milbank

Shearman & Sterling

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Sullivan & Cromwell


Financial services regulatory

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Covington & Burling

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell


High yield

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Latham & Watkins

Milbank

Paul Hastings

Shearman & Sterling


Loans

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Jones Day

Latham & Watkins

Paul Hastings

Shearman & Sterling

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

White & Case


M&A

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Debevoise & Plimpton

Jones Day

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Sullivan & Cromwell

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Watchtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

White & Case


Private equity

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Kirkland & Ellis

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Ropes & Gray

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

White & Case


Project finance

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Milbank

Norton Rose Fulbright

Paul Hastings

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case


Restructuring

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case


Structured finance and securitisation

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Hogan Lovells

Latham & Watkins

Mayer Brown

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Shearman & Sterling

Sidley Austin

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom




LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR


Americas firm of the year

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Paul Hastings

Shearman & Sterling

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

White & Case



IN-HOUSE TEAMS OF THE YEAR


In-house debt

Banco Santander

BNP Paribas

Citigroup

Goldman Sachs

HSBC

Morgan Stanley


In-house equity

BofA Securities

Citigroup Global Markets

Credit Suisse

Goldman Sachs & Co

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

XP Investimentos



NATIONAL LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR


Argentina

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Estudio Beccar Varela

Marval O’Farrell Mairal

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno

Nicholson y Cano


Brazil

Banking and finance

Dias Carneiro Advogados

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Capital markets

Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão

Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Lefosse Advogados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

Corporate

Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão

Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice Advogados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados

NB: There is no shortlist for Brazil firm of the year. The overall winner will be announced when winners are revealed


Canada

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

McCarthy Tétrault

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Stikeman Elliott

Torys


Central America (excluding Panama)

Aguilar Castillo Love

Arias

BLP

Consortium Legal

Garcia & Bodan

Mayora & Mayora


Chile

Barros & Errázuriz

Carey

Claro & Cía

Morales & Besa

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría


Colombia

Brigard Urrutia

DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán

Gómez Pinzón Abogados

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Posse Herrera Ruiz


Costa Rica

Arias

BLP

Consortium Legal

Dentons Muñoz


Dominican Republic

Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernandez

OMG

Pellerano & Herrera


Mexico

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enriquez

Galicia Abogados

Holland & Knight

Mijares Angoitia Cortes y Fuentes

Nader Hayaux y Goebel

Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau


Panama

Alemán Cordero Galindo & Lee

Arias Fabrega & Fabrega

Galindo Arias & Lopez

Icaza González-Ruiz & Alemán


Peru

Estudio Echecopar Baker McKenzie

Garrigues

Miranda & Amado

Payet Rey Cauvi & Pérez Abogados

Rodrigo Elias & Medrano

Rubio Leguia Normand


Uruguay

Ferrere

Guyer & Regules

Jiménez de Aréchaga Viana & Brause

Posadas Posadas y Vecino

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