Linklaters’ Latin America Practice Wins Three LatinFinance Deal of the Year Awards
Firm takes home Sovereign Bond, Quasi-Sovereign Bond, and Equity Follow-On of the Year Awards
Linklaters is pleased to announce that the firm’s Latin America practice was honored with three LatinFinance Deal of the Year awards.
The Sovereign Bond of the Year award recognizes Linklaters’ work advising the Republic of Chile on the first sovereign issued sustainability-linked bond to include a gender related key performance indicator. The offering of $2.25 billion and €750 million notes is the second award-winning deal completed by Linklaters and the Republic of Chile, following the first ever sovereign sustainability-linked bond issuance. The deal team supporting this transaction was led by Partner Conrado Tenaglia and Tax Partner Gabriel Grossman, with capital markets support from Associates Juan Mata and Mónica Perez-Banuet, banking support from Associate Mario Lercari, and tax support from Senior Associate Matthew Russo.
The Quasi-Sovereign Bond of the Year award recognizes Linklaters’ work advising BNP PARIBAS, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, Santander, and Scotiabank on CODELCO’s $2 billion bond issuance. The team that supported this transaction was led by Partners Conrado Tenaglia and Matthew Poulter, with capital markets support from Associates Monica Perez Banuet Farell and Juan Mata, corporate support from Associate Allan Paul Talde, and foreign attorney Santiago Errazuriz in New York. The team also included Tax Counsel Omer Harel in London.
LatinFinance’s Equity Follow-On of the Year award recognizes Linklaters’ work advising BofA Securities, Goldman Sachs International, and Morgan Stanley as joint bookrunners on FEMSA’s offering of €500 million senior unsecured bonds exchangeable into shares of Heineken Holding N.V, as part of FEMSA’s placement of €7 billion of equity and exchangeables for its holdings in Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding N.V. (Heineken Group). The Linklaters team supporting this transaction was led by Capital Markets Partner Ben Dulieu, and included Managing Associate Jessica Andrew and Associate Liam Jenkins in London. The team also included Head of Linklaters’ Mexico Group Alberto García Linera in Mexico City.
The LatinFinance Deal of the Year awards recognize those who are executing market-moving deals with groundbreaking qualities. Each transaction’s innovation, foresight, and incorporation of ESG considerations is considered when determining awardees. Awardees are determined solely by LatinFinance’s editors following an extensive research process.
Linklaters has practiced in Latin America for decades and was one of the first international firms to open an office in Brazil in 1997. With a growing team of Latin America-focused lawyers across the firm’s New York, Washington, D.C., and São Paulo offices, and the recent launch of Linklaters’ Mexico Group, the firm continues to increase its presence in the region and deepen existing relationships with leading local law firms. Linklaters is highly ranked across key Latin America legal directories, including Chambers, Legal 500, and Latin Lawyer. The practice also recently won two Bonds & Loans Deal of the Year awards and Latin Lawyer's International Lawyer of the Year award.