BEST LAW FIRM -- LATIN AMERICA/MEXICO
New York-based Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is no stranger to megadeals.
For instance, it provided
legal advice for Petrobras $67 billion equity offering,
the largest of its kind ever. It was also instrumental in large
cross-border M&A, including the $7.4 billion transaction
between Mexicos Femsa and Dutch brewer Heineken.
In addition, Cleary has
been involved in a majority of the LatAm restructurings,
including Mexicos Cemex and Vitro and Brazils
Independência and Aracruz, according to partner Richard
Cooper. The law firm claims to be currently or recently
involved in restructuring more than $120 billion of private and
public sector debt in LatAm, which it says is more than any
other law firm.
are understandably chuffed about their role representing
Petrobras. The Brazilian oil producer raised $67 billion at a
mere 2% discount, roughly $7 billion shy of the maximum
Cleary partner Francesca Odell, who worked...
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