IFLR Americas Awards shortlist 2021: shortlist revealed

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IFLR is delighted to announce all the winning deals, teams, firms and individuals of the 2021 Americas awards

IFLR is delighted to announce the shortlist for the IFLR Americas Awards 2021. Below you can explore the full list of deal, team, national and international firm of the year finalists.

Winners will be announced on May 27 REGISTER

The IFLR Americas Awards 2021 celebrates the most legally innovative cross-border transactions that closed in 2020. During the research, IFLR’s editors considered multi-jurisdictional transactions structured from Canada to Chile, and everywhere in between, to spotlight work that broke new legal ground, introduced novel structures and instruments, redefined regulatory frameworks and set useful precedents for cross-border deal making.

The Awards also recognises the teams and firms behind the deals, their work and ingenuity. IFLR’s criteria and methodology can be found here.

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

With much regret, as a result of Covid-19, 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 promote and profile winning deals and teams. To find out more please contact Chris Edouard: chris.edouard@legalmediagroup.com 

DEALS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity-linked

Azul Public indexed convertible debentures

Hogan Lovells

Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice

Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Shearman & Sterling

Bank of America Corporation Covid-19 social bond

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Hogan Lovells

McGuireWoods

Ecuador debt restructuring

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Hogan Lovells

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce

Perkins Coie

White & Case

EnfraGen

Arias Fábrega & Fábrega

Claro & Cia

Garrigues

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados

Hogan Lovells

Milbank

Paul Hastings

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Sigma Law Firm

Jamaica Toll Road

DunnCox

Hogan Lovells

Mayer Brown

Patterson Mair Hamilton

Paul Hastings

Republic of Argentina debt restructuring

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Pérez Alati Grondona Benites & Arntsen

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

Royal Bank of Canada

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

McCarthy Tétrault

Sullivan & Cromwell

Suzano sustainability-linked notes and tender offer

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Linklaters

Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

Equity

 

Airbnb IPO

Latham & Watkins

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Cox Energy América IPO

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez

Medina Cuadros y Asociados

Ritch Mueller

Natura & Co global offering and ADSs

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

White & Case

Palantir Technologies IPO

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Petrobras global equity offering

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Lefosse Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

Shearman & Sterling

Rede D’Or IPO

Allen & Gledhill

Barbosa Müssnich Aragão

Demarest Advogados

Lefosse Advogados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Shearman & Sterling

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

Track & Field IPO

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

High yield

 

Banco Continental green bonds

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Ferrere

Milbank

Vouga Abogados

CLISA liability management

Clifford Chance

CROZ Roberts Dominguez Carassai 

Martínez de Hoz & Rueda

Proskauer Rose

Delta Air Lines senior secured notes

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Dorsey & Whitney

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Milbank

Digicel exchange offers

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Kirkland & Ellis

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Encore-Cabot

Baker McKenzie

White & Case

Norwegian Cruise Line

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Kirkland & Ellis

Operadora de Servicios Mega

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Mijares Angoitia Cortés & Fuentes

Paul Hastings

Ritch Mueller

Rumo green bonds

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Lefosse Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

White & Case

Loans

 

Apollo Management - Aeroméxico DIP loan

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Sainz Abogados

Banco Nacional de Panama Covid-19 relief loans

Alemán Cordero Galindo & Lee

Arias Fábrega & Fábrega

Blohm Law

Clifford Chance

Emmet Marvin & Martin

Norton Rose Fulbright

BC Partners / Presidio acquisition financing

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

IFC - Jalles Machado

Hogan Lovells

TozziniFreire Advogados

LATAM Airlines DIP financing

Alston & Bird

Brigard Urrutia

Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Claro & Cia

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Dechert

Demarest

DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán

Hogan Lovells

Latham & Watkins

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Morales & Besa

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

White & Case

Macy ABL inventory financing

Jones Day

Kirkland & Ellis

Mayer Brown

Shearman & Sterling

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Midwest Oilseeds Global - FS Agrisolutions Indústria de Biocombustíveis

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

TozziniFreire Advogados

Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders

Rassini senior secured loan

DRB Consultores Legales

Paul Hastings

Ritch Mueller

Shearman & Sterling


M&A

Banco Bradesco / BAC Florida Bank

Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri

Hughes Hubbard & Reed

Shearman & Sterling

Bayer / AskBio

Baker MacKenzie

Ropes & Gray

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

China Yangtze Power Company / Sempra Energy

Baker McKenzie

EY

Muñiz Olaya Meléndez Castro Ono & Herrera

Rodrigo Elias & Medrano Abogados

Sullivan & Cromwell

Tian Yuan Law Firm

White & Case

Daio Paper Corporation and Marubeni Corporation / Santher

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Gardner Denver Holdings - Ingersoll-Rand industrial segment merger

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Sullivan & Cromwell

Infineon Technologies / Cypress Semiconductor

Fangda Partners 

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Kirkland & Ellis

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Sunland Law

UBS - Banco do Brasil merger

Lefosse Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

ZF Friedrichshafen / Wabco Holdings

Latham & Watkins

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Private equity

 

CVC Capital / Hermes Transportes Blindados

Hernández & Cía Abogados

Rodrigo Elias & Medrano Abogados

Ropes & Gray

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Winston & Strawn

Kingswood Capital Management / Mountain Equipment Co-op

Cassels Brock & Blackwell

Dentons

Fasken 

Norton Rose Fulbright

KKR / Coty’s Americas Professional Beauty business

Baker McKenzie

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez

Lefosse Advogados

Pietrantoni Mendez & Alvarez

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Trench Rossi & Watanabe

Orion Mine Finance, The Pallinghurst Group and Investissement Québec / Nemaska Lithium

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Dentons

Fasken

McCarthy Tétrault

Norton Rose Fulbright

Stikeman Elliott

Torys 

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners / Xplornet Communications

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Cairncross & Hempelmann

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Goodmans

McCarthy Tétrault

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Project finance

 

Acciona Linha 6

Demarest Advogados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Tauil & Chequer Advogados

Caoba Inversiones

Brigard Urrutia

Mendoza Abogados

Milbank

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Capital Dynamics battery energy storage project

Amis Patel & Brewer

Lee & Ko

Norton Rose Fulbright

Jacaranda and Casablanca solar projects

Allen & Overy

Dias Carneiro Advogados

Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice

Mayer Brown

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Tauil & Chequer Advogados

White & Case

LD Celulose

Allen & Overy

Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice

Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

Luma Energy - Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority transmission and distribution project

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz

Bennett Jones

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Covington & Burling

DLA Piper

Nixon Peabody

O’Melveny & Myers

Pietrantoni Mendez & Alvarez

Proskauer Rose

Moquegua, Tacna Solar and Panamericana Solar

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

DLA Piper

Estudio Echecopar

Garrigues

Hinckley Allen

Milbank

Miranda & Amado

Rodrigo Elias & Medrano Abogados

Red Vial 4 and Via de Evitamiento Chimbote

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Estudio Echecopar

Garrigues

Herbert Smith Freehills

Rodrigo Elias & Medrano Abogados

Restructuring

 

Atvos Group

E Munhoz Advogados

Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice

Padis Mattar Advogados

Cirque du Soleil

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Fasken 

Goodmans

Katten Muchin Rosenman

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Lavery de Billy

McMillan

Milbank

Norton Rose Fulbright

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Stikeman Elliott

Woods


Clover Leaf Foods and Bumble Bee Foods

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Bennett Jones

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Goodmans

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Paul Hastings

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Torys

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Exide Holdings

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Lowenstein Sandler

Norton Rose Fulbright

Otterbourg

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Weil Gotshal & Manges

McDermott International

Alfaro Ferrer y Ramirez

Appleby

Arias Fábrega & Fábrega

Arthur Cox

Baker Botts

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Bennett Jones

Bracewell

Brown Rudnick

Carey Olsen

Clarke Gittens Farmer

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

CMS

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Cornejo Méndez González y Duarte

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez

Davis Polk & Wardell

DLA Piper

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Ganado Advocates

Haynes and Boone

Holland & Knight

Howley Law

Jackson Walker

Jones Day

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

König Rebholz Zechberger

Latham & Watkins

Law Office of Mohanned bin Saud Al-Rasheed in association with Baker Botts

Linklaters

Locke Lord

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Mayer Brown

McInnes Cooper

NautaDutilh

Ogier

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Porter Hedges

Rapp & Krock

Tauil & Chequer Advogados 

Walkers Group

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Wikborg Rein

Wong & Partners

Odebrecht Group

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

E Munhoz Advogados

Felsberg Advogados

Lefosse Advogados

Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice

Padis Mattar Advogados

Pinheiro Neto

Thomas Bastos Waisberg Kurzwell

Veirano Advogados

Sherritt International Corporation

Bennett Jones

Fasken

Goodmans

Travelport Worldwide

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Structured finance and securitisation

 

Banco del Pacífico DPR programme

Emmet Marvin & Martin

Ferrere Abogados

Hogan Lovells

Mayer Brown

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce

Walkers

Banco Nacional de Panama Covid-19 relief loans repackaging

Alemán Cordero Galindo & Lee

Arias Fábrega & Fábrega

Blohm Law

Clifford Chance

Emmet Marvin & Martin

Norton Rose Fulbright

Ecuador social bond repackaging

Bustamante y Bustamante

Clifford Chance

Hogan Lovells

Perkins Coie

Figure Technologies securitization

Dentons

Hunton Andrews Kurth

MercadoLibre - Mercado Pago securitization

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Mayer Brown

Paul Hastings

Tauil & Chequer Advogados

Sotheby’s art loans securitization

Ropes & Gray

Sidley Austin



TEAMS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity-linked

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Hogan Lovells

Mayer Brown

Milbank

Paul Hastings

Shearman & Sterling


Equity

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Latham & Watkins

Shearman & Sterling

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

High yield

Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Kirkland & Ellis

Milbank

Paul Hastings

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett


Loans

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Hogan Lovells

Latham & Watkins

Kirkland & Ellis

Paul Hastings

Shearman & Sterling


M&A

Baker McKenzie

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Latham & Watkins

Ropes & Gray

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Shearman & Sterling

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell


Private equity

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Ropes & Gray

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Weil Gotshal & Manges


Project finance

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Mayer Brown

Milbank

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case


Restructuring

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Goodmans

Milbank

Kirkland & Ellis

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Weil Gotshal & Manges


Structured finance and securitisation

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Dechert

Dentons

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Ropes & Gray

Sidley Austin

Weil Gotshal & Manges


CFIUS

Kirkland & Ellis

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

White & Case


Financial services regulatory

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Debevoise & Plimpton

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom


LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR

Americas firm of the year

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Kirkland & Ellis

Shearman & Sterling

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

White & Case


IN-HOUSE TEAMS OF THE YEAR

In-house debt

Bank of America

BNP Paribas

Citigroup

Credit Suisse

Goldman Sachs

HSBC

Morgan Stanley

Société Générale


In-house equity

BofA Securities

Citi

Credit Suisse

Goldman Sachs & Co

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

UBS


NATIONAL LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR

Argentina

Beccar Varela

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Martínez de Hoz & Rueda

Marval O’Farrell Mairal

Pérez Alati Grondona Benites & Arntsen

Brazil

 

Banking and finance

Dias Carneiro Advogados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

Tauil & Chequer Advogados

TozziniFreire Advogados

Capital markets

Lefosse Advogados

Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

M&A

Demarest Advogados

Lefosse Advogados

Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Restructuring

E Munhoz Advogados

Lefosse Advogados

Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice

Padis Mattar Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

NB: there is no shortlist for Brazil firm of the year. The winning firm will be revealed during the presentation.

Canada

Bennett Jones

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Goodmans

McCarthy Tétrault

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Stikeman Elliott

Torys


Central America (excluding Panama)

Arias

BLP

Consortium Legal

Garcia & Bodan

Sfera


Chile

Carey

Claro & Cía

Garrigues

Morales & Besa

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría


Colombia

Brigard Urrutia

Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas

Gómez Pinzón Abogados

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Posse Herrera Ruiz


Costa Rica

Arias

BLP

Consortium Legal

EY Law

Sfera


Dominican Republic

Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernandez

OMG

Pellerano & Herrera

Pellerano Nadal Law & Consulting


Mexico

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez

Galicia Abogados

Gonzalez Calvillo

Greenberg Traurig

Mijares Angoitia Cortés & Fuentes

Nader Hayaux y Goebel

Ritch Mueller


Panama

Alemán Cordero Galindo & Lee

Alfaro Ferrer y Ramirez

Arias Fábrega & Fábrega

Galindo Arias & Lopez

SIGMA International and Global Market Attorneys


Peru

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International

Garrigues

Hernández & Cía Abogados

Miranda & Amado

Muñiz Olaya Meléndez Castro Ono & Herrera

Payet Rey Cauvi Pérez Abogados

Rodrigo Elias & Medrano Abogados


Uruguay

Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga

Ferrere

Guyer & Regules

Olivera Abogados

Posadas Posadas & Vecino


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