Top 50: Americas M&A Lawyers

“Distinction in Dealmaking”

Published exclusively by Global M&A Network, the 9th annual list profiles highly respected, successful, and innovative group of 50 lawyers from the Americas mergers and acquisitions communities. 96 firms and 540 lawyers were evaluated 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 range of identifiable criteria for making the often-hard editorial decisions.

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

S. Todd Crider

Todd concentrates primarily on transactions in Latin America and Spain and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and French. He advises clients in international corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions and project finance. Todd is admitted to practice law in New York and authorized as a foreign legal consultant by the São Paulo Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – São Paulo).

Amir Achcar Bocayuva Cunha

Amir has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and creation of legal structures for foreign investments in Brazil, as well as in negotiation of contracts and corporate disputes. He represents entrepreneurs, medium-sized companies, private equity funds and publicly held companies, operating in different sectors of the economy.

Manuel Garciadiaz

Manuel has worked on many of the most significant cross-border M&A, capital markets, project finance, and debt restructurings transactions in Latin America. In M&A, he advises both acquirers and target companies. His notable clients have included Banco Credito del Peru, Cosan, Natura, Patria, Santander, Vinci Partners and XP.

Luiz Octavio Lopes

Luiz has extensive transactional experience having served as leading counsel in a large number of corporate and capital markets transactions in Brazil and abroad. Before joining Lefosse, Luiz was a managing director at the investment banking group at Banco Credit Suisse where he was head of M&A in Brazil.

Guilherme Bueno Malouf

Malouf is an expert in M&A transactions, private equity investments, organization of structured investment funds, especially Equity, Real Estate and Credit Rights Investment Funds. He has experience in the food and beverage, steel, cement, real estate, energy, services, technology, and retail.

Daniel Calhman de Miranda

Daniel is experienced in cross-border transactions of all kinds and has a powerful reputation for complex M&A transactional matters and related disputes. He has been involved in major M&A deals for AIMCo, Blackstone, CPPIB, Totvs, Gol Linhas Aéreas, Titan Cement, etc., in the last few years.

Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto

Plinio focuses on variety of transactions including securities repurchase transactions, foreign investments structure, divestments, transactions involving asset sales and debt assumptions, and investments in overleveraged or distressed Brazilian companies. He is also actively involved in M&A transactions, transfers of control, as well as private equity investments.