Katia Brener
  1. Counsel

Ms. Brener is counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Capital Markets Group and the Latin America Practice Group. She regularly advises clients on public and private capital markets transactions, including IPOs, secondary offerings, high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings and liability management transactions, primarily in Latin America. She also advises clients with respect to securities law issues and general corporate matters, including corporate governance. Ms. Brener is a native Spanish speaker.

Work Highlights

  • High-yield debt offerings by Al Candelaria, Banreservas, Credivalores, Fresnillo, Grupo KUO, Grupo Posadas, Grupo Unicomer, Industrias Peñoles, JBS, KIO Networks, PDVSA and Promigas
  • Investment-grade debt offerings by Banco del Estado de Chile, BBVA Colombia, CODELCO, EFE, Endesa Chile, Enersis Américas, Entel, Metro de Santiago, Ocensa, Terrafina and other Latin American issuers
  • Initial public offerings of Adecoagro and Hamilton Lane
  • Follow-on equity offerings by Almacenes Exito, Adecoagro, Banco Santander (Brasil) and Hamilton Lane
  • Liability management transactions for CODELCO, Fresnillo, Gol, Grupo KUO, Grupo, JBS, KIO Networks, Posadas, PDVSA and Terrafina
  • Debt restructuring transactions for Oro Negro and Petroamazonas


  • Latinvex – one of "Latin America's Top 100 Female Lawyers," 2016–2019

Professional History

  • Counsel, 2013-present
  • Associate, 2000-2012
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Amalya L. Kearse, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1999-2000

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.A., Yale University, 1995
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1999
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Notes Editor, New York University Law Review


  • French
  • Spanish