Top 50: Americas M&A Lawyers

“Distinction in Dealmaking”

Published exclusively by Global M&A Network, the 10th annual list profiles a highly respected and successful group of 50 lawyers from the Americas mergers and acquisitions communities. Over 108 firms and 621 lawyers were evaluated per eligibility standards for the current A-list.

All transactions are truly a team effort. Inclusion in the A-list also validates the firms’ leadership and record of closing value-creating transactions irrespective of deal size. We have a range of identifiable criteria for making the often-hard editorial decisions.

Congratulations: 10th Annual 50 M&A Lawyers, and the firm’s they represent!

Paulo Cezar Aragão

Paulo has taken part in some of the largest M&A transactions in Latin America, and his clients include major national and international companies doing business in a variety of economic sectors. Over the course of his career, Paulo has dedicated himself to contributing to positive social transformation through third-sector institutions and projects, participating actively on boards and councils of organizations.

Pablo Iacobelli

Pablo practice is focused on advising national and international clients in the areas of corporate law, M&A transactions, securities, agribusiness, insurance and foreign investment. Law, Universidad Católica de Chile. LL.M., Duke University.

Jonathan E. Kellner

Jonathan focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital, capital markets, bank finance, and investment funds for U.S. and Latin American corporations and financial institutions. He has experience working on transactions in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru, and he regularly transacts in Portuguese and Spanish.

Juan Francisco Torres Landa

Juan Francisco has helped many companies establish a presence in Mexico and grow over the years. Throughout his career, he has excelled in civil, commercial, and corporate areas. He also helps clients with the financing of projects and acquisitions, foreign investments, foreign trade, arbitration, migration, environmental matters, economic competition, mining, taxation of non-residents, and telecommunications.

Christian Lippert

Christian is an authority in the Mexican legal market with over 20 years of experience in strategic mergers and acquisitions, antitrust matters, and private wealth management. Acting as trusted advisor to his clients, he combines unrivalled market insight and an innovative analysis of the transaction at hand, prioritizing the client´s best interest.

Ricardo Madrona

Ricardo works on mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, contracts, succession and estate planning, and arbitration. He teaches Mergers and Acquisitions in GVLaw’s Graduate Program and in the GVLaw’s Global Law Program.

Carlos E. Martinez

Carlos has more than 35 years of experience in Latin American cross-border transactions. In the mergers and acquisitions area, Carlos has represented acquirers, investors, and target companies in several cross-border transactions.

Carlos Barbosa Mello

Carlos has acted as leading counsel in several of the most important transactions in the Brazilian capital markets in recent years. He has developed relationships with issuers, coordinators, and regulatory authorities, and expanded his activities into the areas of mergers and acquisitions and private equity.

Matthew Poulter

Matthew advises global companies, “multilatinas” and investment banks on corporate and finance transactions. He has extensive experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, SEC-registered and exempt debt and equity offerings, structured credit facilities, and infrastructure finance transactions. He has worked extensively in Latin America, including on significant cross-border transactions involving Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, and Peru.

João Ricardo de Azevedo Ribeiro

João Ricardo’s practice focuses on merger and acquisition transactions, corporate restructurings, joint ventures, and foreign investments. He counsels publicly held and private companies, business conglomerates, foreign investors, and private equity funds in connection with corporate law matters.