DEALS OF THE YEAR: Best Law Firm: Brazil

DEALS OF THE YEAR: Best Law Firm: Brazil

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil

There has been no shortage of activity for Brazilian financial lawyers this year – even though the region’s previously vibrant equity market slowed markedly from the year before. In Brazil the focus this past year has been on M&A, DCM, structured finance and infrastructure finance. Mattos Filho again leads a strong group of Brazilian firms in straddling both M&A and capital markets activity. “On the M&A side things continue to be hot,” says José Queiroz, a partner at the firm. “There has been an important contribution from the private equity firms that have focused on Brazil.” Queiroz reckons about 100 M&A deals were completed in Brazil in 2012, up 10%-15% from 2011. This will continue i

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