Davis Polk has long been a leader in financial transactions in Brazil and our São Paulo office is home to a number of senior lawyers who are considered to be among the top international practitioners in the market. Our market-leading Brazilian practice encompasses capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, commercial and project financings, private fund formation and FCPA regulatory assignments. As our clients’ trusted advisers, we are consistently sought out in both good and uncertain times.
We have a long history of deal-making in Brazil, working on transactions there for almost half a century, including working on the Brazilian sovereign debt restructuring, the privatizations of Vale (the mining company) and Telebras (the telephone company) and many major financings, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity investments.
We are also a leading project finance practice “on the ground” in Brazil, and have been involved in more than 50% of Brazil-originated project financings over the past 11 years.