“Luis Montes, in my opinion, is one of the best attorneys in Brazil. Luis is very complete, not only technically speaking but also with respect to interactions in general, such as meetings and negotiations.”
The Legal 500 – Latin America, 2023

Übersicht

Luis Montes is a partner in the Banking & Finance practice of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown in the São Paulo office. Luis focuses on project finance transactions and construction law representing multilateral institutions, commercial banks, institutional lenders and project sponsors in infrastructure, energy and natural resources projects. Luis has significant experience in corporate, finance and capital market law and has participated in significant banking transactions and projects structuring in Brazil, including construction and financing of energy and infrastructure projects, equity and debt offerings of Brazilian private issuers (both domestic and offshore) and experience in the Brazilian banking regulation sector, in particular banking products, derivatives and regulatory aspects of foreign bank activities and investments in Brazil.

Erfahrung

  • Represented Ecopetrol Brasil in the acquisition of a 30% working interest in three offshore exploration blocks from Vanco Brasil, a subsidiary of PanAtlantic Energy Group.
  • Advised Banco Votorantim S.A., Banco Itaú BBA S.A., Banco Bradesco S.A. and Banco Bradesco BBI S.A. on the approximately US $104 million project financing of a co-generation power plant that will generate steam and electricity through the use of eucalyptus forests in the Brazilian state of Bahia.
  • Advised HSBC and EKN, the Swedish Export Credit Agency, in structuring and financing the acquisition of the vehicles to be used in the Manaus Public Transportation System by certain operators awarded with concessions under a bidding process organized by the Municipality of Manaus.
  • Advised Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A. in connection with the US$80 million loan provided by Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social - BNDES for the construction of the new airport of Nacala, in Mozambique. The loan has been granted to Aeroportos de Moçambique, the government-owned company responsible for the administration of airports in the Republic of Mozambique.

Auszeichnungen

  • “Luis Montes, in my opinion, is one of the best attorneys in Brazil. Luis is very complete, not only technically speaking but also with respect to interactions in general, such as meetings and negotiations.” and "Luis Montes – creative, pro-business, simple and direct communication." – Ranked as Recommend Lawyer for Capital Markets, Banking and Finance and Restructuring and Insolvency in The Legal 500 – Latin America, 2023
  • Ranked as Leading for Debt Capital Markets in Leaders League, 2023
  • Ranked as Excellent for Projects and Infrastructure in Leaders League, 2023
  • Ranked as Excellent for Banking and Finance in Leaders League, 2023
  • Ranked as Highly Regarded for Project Finance in IFLR1000, 2022
  • Ranked as Excellent for Projects and Infrastructure in Leaders League, 2021
  • Ranked as Excellent for Debt Capital Markets in Leaders League, 2021
  • Ranked as Highly Recommended for Banking and Finance in Leaders League, 2021
  • “Luis Montes is a star and a unique and outstanding attorney, with a solid practical and scholar knowledge of the law.” - Ranked as Next Generation Partners for Banking and Finance and Projects and Infrastructure in The Legal 500 – Latin America, 2021
  • Ranked as Highly Regarded in IFLR1000, 2021
  • Ranked as Highly Regarded in IFLR1000, 2020
  • Ranked as Excellent for Projects and Infrastructure in Leaders League, 2020
  • "Luis Montes is 'highly dedicated and business oriented'". – The Legal 500 – Latin America, 2019
  • "We’re very happy with his job and would like to highlight his legal knowledge strength” - Chambers Latin America, 2018
  • "He’s very dedicated to our Project and highlights during negotiations with third parties”; “efficient approach and technical experience” - Chambers Latin America, 2016
  • "Young and talented lawyer” - Chambers Global, 2015
  • "Efficient approach and technical experience” “It is a pleasure to work with him” - Chambers Latin America, 2015

Ausbildung

  • University of São Paulo (USP), Bachelor of Law (JD equivalent)
  • Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV/SP), LLM, Law

Zulassungen

  • Brazil

Sprachen

  • Portugiesisch
  • Englisch
  • Spanisch
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