Mayer Brown advised on a transaction that was named “Project Finance Deal of the Year” in two regional categories, including Brazil and Latin America, at GFC Media Group’s Bonds & Loans Latin America Awards 2019. Mayer Brown also advised on a transaction that was named “Structured Bond Deal of the Year” in the Latin America category.

The winning transactions are:

Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe (CELSE): Project Finance Deal of the Year (Brazil and Latin America)

Mayer Brown and T&C lawyers represented GE Capital as legal advisor for the Porto de Sergipe I liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plant arranged by CELSE. The project raised approximately $1.46 billion through bond buyers and multilateral lenders. The team was led by Banking & Finance partner Eduardo Lima (São Paulo) and included: Banking & Finance partners Luis Montes (São Paulo) and Brian Newhouse (New York) and associates Ingrid Pistili and Theodoro Scott (both São Paulo); and Corporate & Securities partner Jose Valera (Houston) and senior counsel Debora Yanasse (Rio de Janeiro).

Atlas: Structured Bond Deal of the Year (Latin America)

Mayer Brown acted as counsel to DNB in closing a long-term financing deal for Atlas Renewable Energy's two solar photovoltaic projects in Salto, Uruguay. The Mayer Brown team included Banking & Finance partner Christopher Erckert (New York/Washington DC), associate Valentina Castillo (Washington DC), and Corporate & Securities partner David Bakst (New York).

The Bonds & Loans Latin America Awards, hosted by GFC Media Group recognizes outstanding deals from across Latin American credit markets in 2017/18. GFC Media Group determines the industry excellence recognitions based on an exhaustive selection process involving an examination of case studies, in-depth feedback and discussions with market participants. This year, over 150 deals were submitted across 10 categories.

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