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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Corporate/M&A

3 ranked lawyersBand 1Latin America-wideLatin America 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Pre-eminent international practice group with a superb reputation, known for its ability to handle intricate M&A transactions. Caters to an impressive portfolio of blue-chip corporations and investment funds, as well as financial advisers, involved in large-scale strategic transactions across a wide range of industry sectors. Prestigious bench of practitioners held in the highest regard for their longstanding experience acting in various jurisdictions, most notably the Peruvian, Chilean and Brazilian markets.

Strengths

"They are clearly an outstanding law firm in terms of the quality and depth of service that they provide," a source attests.

Acclaiming the team's skills, one commentator declares: "The level of knowledge, commitment and availability is something I have not seen in any other firm. They are always there to solve any complex issue."

Work highlights

Acted as counsel to Delta Air Lines on the USD1.9 billion acquisition of a 20% stake in LATAM Airlines as part of their strategic partnership.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Mann is endorsed by an observer as "a very good lawyer." He has valued experience representing noteworthy investors in M&A transactions throughout the region, being focused on mandates related to the infrastructure sector.

Sergio Galvis is revered by market commentators as "a true expert" in cross-border Latin American corporate matters. An observer states: "What Sergio brings to the table is really broad experience working on complex deals in Latin America," adding: "He really understands how business is done in the region, and his approach to dealing with complex issues, while always being open, accessible and looking for ways forward, is really valuable."

A source sings Werner Federico Ahlers ' praises, highlighting him as "a super knowledgeable and involved lawyer." He has in-depth experience representing major industry players and private equity funds in multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions involving various key Latin American jurisdictions. One interviewee notes: "He is always on top of every detail, organising and leading the whole team - he is essential to getting a deal going."

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Latin America-wide

Corporate/M&A


Christopher L Mann
Band 5
Sergio J Galvis
Band 1
Werner Federico Ahlers
Band 2