Dechert Deals Honored at Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year Awards

April 12, 2019

Two Dechert deals were named deals of the year by Latin Lawyer at its annual program honoring general counsel and law firms advising on the most significant deals of 2018 across Latin America

Dechert was recognized in the “Capital Markets” category for advising on PagSeguro’s IPO in Brazil. Dechert served as legal advisor to PagSeguro Digital Ltd., a Brazilian payment processor, in its US$2.6 billion U.S. initial public offering in 2018. This deal made PagSeguro the first Brazilian fintech provider to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

Dechert was also recognized in the “Restructuring” category for its role on the US$20 billion restructuring of Oi, one of the largest telecom providers in Brazil. Dechert acted as U.S. and international coordinating counsel to the International Bondholder Committee in the largest judicial reorganization ever undertaken in Latin America. The deal was also recognized in The American Lawyer’s Global Legal Awards and in the Latin Finance 2018 Deals of the Year Awards.

For more than three decades, Dechert’s Latin America practice has advised on complex matters and structured transactions involving Latin America. Dechert’s diverse, multijurisdictional team of experienced lawyers is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. The firm’s regional expertise with the complexities of individual markets and business, together with top-ranked transactional, regulatory and dispute resolution practices throughout Latin America, help clients achieve their strategic objectives wherever they do business.

Winners were announced at an awards ceremony in São Paulo on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

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Dechert is a leading global law firm with 27 offices around the world. We advise on matters and transactions of the greatest complexity, bringing energy, creativity and efficient management of legal issues to deliver  commercial and practical advice for clients.