IFLR Americas Awards 2022: shortlist revealed

Americas 2022 shortlist

IFLR is delighted to announce the shortlist for the IFLR Americas Awards 2022 – winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in New York on May 19

IFLR is pleased to reveal the shortlist for the Americas Awards 2022, recognising the most legally innovative cross-border transactions that closed in 2021. 

The IFLR editorial team reviewed deals from across the Americas, looking for work that set precedents, broke new ground, added to the legal toolkit and brought clarity to regulatory frameworks. 

The Awards also celebrates the teams and firms behind the deals, as well as the standout dealmakers and regulatory lawyers from across the region. IFLR’s criteria and methodology can be found here.  

The winners for all the categories shortlisted below will be announced in New York on May 19, along with the teams and national law firms of the year, this year’s rising stars and the most prominent in-house lawyers and teams. IFLR will also reveal as the winners of the Contribution to Regulatory Reform and Outstanding Achievement awards.

This shortlist is based on preliminary research. If your team advised on one of these deals but has not been listed please contact Sophie Astles

We will be announcing the winners of this year’s awards at a live ceremony at Essex House in New York on Thursday May 19 2022.

To book your place at the awards ceremony, or to find out more about commercial opportunities surrounding the awards, please contact Chris Edouard

Congratulations to all those shortlisted!

DEALS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity-linked  

B3: A Bolsa do Brasil sustainability-linked notes

Clifford Chance

Holland & Knight

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice

Milbank

Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

Banco Davivienda AT1 bonds 

Brigard Urrutia

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados

Shearman & Sterling

Belize blue bond

Allen & Overy

Barrow & Company

Davis Polk & Wardwell

DLA Piper

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Linklaters

Maples Group

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Richards Layton & Finger

Ropes & Gray

Shearman & Sterling

Sullivan & Cromwell

Coca-Cola FEMSA sustainability-linked notes

Galicia Abogados

Dominican Republic sovereign bond

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Pellerano Nadal

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Montes de María project bond 

Alston & Bird

Brigard Urrutia

Hogan Lovells

Latham & Watkins

Milbank

Norton Rose Fulbright

Paul Hastings

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Republic of Chile ESG bond

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Garrigues Chile

Linklaters

Morales & Besa

Vale participating debentures

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

White & Case

Equity  

Caixa Seguridade IPO  

Hogan Lovells

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice

Milbank

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

CI&T IPO 

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados 

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Coinbase direct listing 

Fenwick & West

Latham & Watkins

Kyndryl spin-off listing 

Brigard Urrutia

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

CorralRosales

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International

Estudio Ortiz & Asociados

Ferrere

Hogan Lovells

Lega Abogados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Nubank IPO

Campbells

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

White & Case

On Running IPO

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Homburger

Lenz & Staehelin

Rivian IPO 

Latham & Watkins

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Roblox direct listing

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

High yield  

Arco Platform convertible senior notes  

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Maples Group

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Latham & Watkins

Gol senior secured notes

Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Milbank

Great Canadian Gaming senior secured notes 

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Oi Móvel senior secured notes

Baker McKenzie

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

White & Case

PEMEX issuance and liability management

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Ritch Mueller y Nicolau

Shearman & Sterling

Transtelco Corporation tender offer and consent solicitation  

Arias y Meurinne

Ayala SV Abogados

DLA Piper

Paul Hastings

Sainz Abogados

Seward & Kissel

YPF exchange offer and consent solicitation

Bomchil

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Dechert

DLA Piper Argentina

Milbank

Tanoira Cassagne Abogados

Loan

Canadian Pacific Railway / Kansas City Southern acquisition financing

Bennett Jones

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Sullivan & Cromwell

CEMEX sustainability-linked syndicated loan

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Galicia Abogados

GHR Rechtsanwälte

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Grupo Bimbo sustainability-linked RCF

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Galicia Abogados

Ritch Mueller y Nicolau

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Grupo Werthein / Vrio acquisition financing

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

BSZE Attorneys

Bustamante Fabara Abogados

Carey

Chancery Chambers

D’Empaire

Demarest Advogados   

Guyer & Regules

Nader Hayaux & Goebel

Pollonais Blanc de la Bastide & Jacelon

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

I Squared Capital / Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Barranquilla and Sociedad Portuaria Rio Grande acquisition financing

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Garrigues Colombia

White & Case

Winston & Strawn 

Paper Excellence / Domtar acquisition financing

Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Debevoise & Plimpton

Latham & Watkins

McMillan

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

TDR Capital and I Squared Capital / Aggreko acquisition financing

Ashurst

Dickson Minto

Shearman & Sterling

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Slaughter and May

The Carlyle Group ESG-linked subscription facility

Arendt & Medernach

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft 

Conyers

Latham & Watkins

Loyens & Loeff

Stikeman Elliott

Walkers

M&A 

AerCap / GE Capital Aviation Services

A&L Goodbody

Clifford Chance

Cravath Swaine & Moore

McCann Fitzgerald

NautaDutilh

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Alstom / Bombardier Transportation

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Jones Day

McCarthy Tétrault

Norton Rose Fulbright

Stikeman Elliott

Canadian Pacific Railway / Kansas City Southern

Baker & Miller

Bennett Jones

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Law Office of David L Meyer

Sullivan & Cromwell

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

White & Case

WilmerHale

Grupo Televisa – Univision Communications merger

Galicia Abogados

Mijares Angoitia Cortés y Fuentes

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Grupo Werthein / Vrio

Bomchil

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

BSZE Attorneys

Bustamante Fabara Abogados

Carey

Chancery Chambers

D’Empaire

Demarest Advogados 

Guyer & Regules

Nader Hayaux & Goebel

Pollonais Blanc de la Bastide & Jacelon

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

ICON / PRA Health Sciences

Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Sullivan & Cromwell

Live Nation / OCESA Entretenimiento 

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez

Mijares Angoitia Cortés y Fuentes

Rico Robles y Libenson

London Stock Exchange / Refinitiv 

Covington & Burling

Dechert

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Weil Gotshal & Manges 

Private equity 

EQT Infrastructure / First Student and First Transit

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Slaughter and May

Global Infrastructure Partners / Saaví Energía

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez

Galicia Abogados

Latham & Watkins 

Milbank

IG4 Capital / Aenza 

Hernández & Cía Abogados

Miranda & Amado

Rubio Leguía Normand

Shearman & Sterling

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

I Squared Capital / Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Barranquilla (SPRB) and Sociedad Portuaria Rio Grande

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Garrigues Colombia

White & Case

Winston & Strawn 

KKR – Telefónica Chile fibre network JV 

CMS Carey & Allende

Guerrero Olivos

Latham & Watkins

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board / Evoltz

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Linklaters

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

TozziniFreire Advogados

Project finance

Bosques Solares de Los Llanos solar financing

Brigard Urrutia

Cuatrecasas

Latham & Watkins

White & Case

Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management PPP

Ashurst

Hogan Lovells

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Torys

von Briesen & Roper

Winston & Strawn

La Pimienta financing

Allen & Overy

Galicia Abogados

Mijares Angoitia Cortés y Fuentes

White & Case

Magdalena River Highway 2

Baker McKenzie

BLP Abogados

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Reed Smith

Sullivan & Cromwell

Vinson & Elkins

Matrix Renewables Chile private placement

Garrigues Chile

Guerrero Olivos

Milbank

Morales & Besa

White & Case

Paraguay PY02 toll road PPP refinancing

BKM Berkemeyer

Colab

Clifford Chance

White & Case

Smart Luz financing

Clifford Chance

Demarest Advogados

Lefosse Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

White & Case

Vineyard Wind

Latham & Watkins

Norton Rose Fulbright

White & Case


Restructuring

AMC Entertainment and Odeon

Gianni & Origoni

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Krogerus

McCann Fitzgerald

Milbank

NautaDutilh

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Schjødt

Uría Menéndez

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Avianca

Alta QIL+4 Abogados

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Dechert

Galicia Abogados

Mayer Brown

Milbank

Morrison & Foerster

Paul Hastings

Pryor Cashman

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Carlson Travel

Arnold & Porter

Ashurst

Dorsey & Whitney

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan 

Shearman & Sterling

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Cinépolis 

Creel García-Cuéllar y Enríquez

Galicia Abogados 

Garrigues

Milbank

Skadden Arp Slate Meagher & Flom

Uría Menéndez

Hertz Global

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Kirkland & Ellis

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel

Latham & Watkins

Mayer Brown

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Odebrecht Engenharia e Construcao 

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 

Davis Polk & Wardwell

E Munhoz Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados 

SpeedCast International

Goodmans

Herbert Smith Freehills

Hogan Lovells

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Valaris

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Hogan Lovells

Jackson Walker

Kirkland & Ellis

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel

Morrison & Foerster

Porter Hedges

Shearman & Sterling

Slaughter and May

Structured finance and securitisation 

Chilean electricity tariff receivables securitisation  

Carey

Claro & Cia 

Clifford Chance

Guerrero Olivos   

Holland & Knight

Latham & Watkins

Morales & Besa

Shearman & Sterling

Konfío whole loan sale 

Mayer Brown

White & Case

Metro de Lima ECA-backed financing  

Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie

Garrigues Peru

Latham & Watkins

Norton Rose Fulbright

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados

Nuevo Elektra del Milenio/Elektra remittance securitisation 

Maples Group

Mayer Brown

Nader Hayaux & Goebel

NautaDutilh

Winston & Strawn

SEMT 2021-6 

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Morgan Lewis

 

TEAMS OF THE YEAR 

Debt and equity-linked  

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Milbank

Shearman & Sterling

Sullivan & Cromwell

Equity 

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Hogan Lovells 

Latham & Watkins

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

High yield 

Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 

Davis Polk & Wardwell

DLA Piper 

Latham & Watkins

Milbank

Paul Hastings 

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Loan

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft 

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Shearman & Sterling

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell  

M&A  

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton   

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom  

Sullivan & Cromwell 

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Weil Gotshal & Manges 

Private equity  

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Latham & Watkins

Kirkland & Ellis

Milbank

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Shearman & Sterling

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom   

Project finance  

Allen & OveryClifford ChanceLatham & Watkins

Milbank

Norton Rose Fulbright

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

White & Case 

Restructuring  

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Kirkland & Ellis

Milbank

Shearman & Sterling

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Structured finance and securitisation  

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft Clifford Chance 

Dechert

Latham & Watkins

Mayer Brown 

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Weil Gotshal & Manges 

CFIUS 

Covington & Burling 

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Net-zero transition award

Brigard Urrutia

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Galicia Abogados

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice

Milbank

Nader Hayaux & Goebel

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Shearman & Sterling

 

LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR 

Americas firm of the year

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Latham & Watkins

Milbank

Shearman & Sterling

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

White & Case

IN-HOUSE TEAMS OF THE YEAR 

In-house debt  

Bank of America

Citi

Credit Suisse

Goldman Sachs

HSBC

Itaú

JP Morgan

Santander

In-house equity  

Allen & Co

BoA Securities

Citi

Credit Suisse

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

UBS

In-house corporate

Bombardier

Coca-Cola FEMSA

FirstGroup

Grupo Bimbo

Grupo Werthein

Hertz

IBM

Televisa

NATIONAL LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR  

Argentina 

Beccar Varela

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Estudio Jurídico Marval O’Farrell Mairal

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno

Salaverri Burgio & Wetzler Malbrán

Tanoira Cassagne Abogados

Brazil  

Banking and finance  

Lefosse Advogados

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Tauil & Chequer Advogados

Veirano Advogados  

Capital markets  

Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Corporate

BMA - Barbosa Müssnich Aragão

Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Demarest Advogados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

NB: No shortlist for Brazil firm of the year – the overall winner will be announced when winners are revealed 

Canada  

Bennett Jones

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Goodmans

McCarthy Tétrault

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Stikeman Elliott

Torys

Central America (excluding Panama & Costa Rica)

Arias

BLP

Consortium Legal

García & Bodán

Sfera

Chile 

Carey

Claro y Cía

Garrigues Chile

Guerrero Olivos

Morales & Besa 

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Colombia 

Brigard Urrutia

Garrigues Colombia

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Costa Rica 

Arias

BLP

Consortium Legal

Nassar Abogados

Sfera

Dominican Republic  

Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernandez

OMG

Pellerano & Herrera

Squire Patton Boggs Peña Prieto Gamundi

Pellerano Nadal

Mexico 

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y EnríquezGalicia Abogados

Gonzalez Calvillo

Mayer Brown

Mijares Angoitia Cortés & Fuentes

Nader Hayaux y Goebel

Rico Robles Libenson

Ritch Mueller y Nicolau

Panama 

Alemán Cordero Galindo & Lee

Arias

Arias Fábrega & Fábrega

Galindo Arias & López

Morgan & Morgan

Paraguay

Colab

Estudio Jurídico Gross Brown

Ferrere

Parquet y Asociados Abogados

BKM Berkemeyer

Peru

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International

Garrigues Peru

Hernández & Cía Abogados

Miranda & Amado

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados

Rubio Leguía Normand

Uruguay

Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga

Ferrere

Guyer & Regules

Hughes & Hughes

Posadas Posadas & Vecino

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Women Dealmakers Hall of Fame

Inés Baca de la Piedra – Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International

Luisa Lopes – B3

Kimberly Petillo-Décossard – Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Roberta Giamattey Pimentel Fonseca – Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados

Anna Pinedo – Mayer Brown

Pilar Ramos – TelevisaUnivision

Cynthia Urda Kassis – Shearman & Sterling

Taurie Zeitzer – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

 

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