Overview

Aline Brayner is an associate in the Corporate & Securities practice of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown in the Rio de Janeiro office.

She advises domestic and foreign energy, oil and gas and infrastructure companies on corporate, regulatory and contractual matters, including prominent cross-border M&A transactions, asset acquisitions and project structuring, including project financing, private placements in the energy sector.

Aline also has experience in legal advice to large publicly-held companies and investors in the securities market, in the areas of corporate governance, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). She focuses her practice on the infrastructure and renewable energy sector.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese

Experience

  • Represented Engie in the US$8.6 billion acquisition and related financing of 90% of Transportadora Associada de Gás S.A. (TAG), the largest natural gas transmission network owner in Brazil, from Brazilian state oil company Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras). The financing consisted of two senior secured pari passu project finance debt facilities with layered tenors including a New York law governed US$2.45 billion international syndicated loan facility and the local issuance of BRL 14 billion (US$3.6 billion) in Brazilian law governed debentures. The international and local debt facilities together constitute the largest ever acquisition financing in Brazil and is among the largest successfully closed hybrid acquisition and project financings in the Latin American region. The acquisition is the largest cash acquisition and privatization in Brazil.
  • Represented the syndicate of creditors on the debt restructuring of Porto do Açu with Bradesco, Santander, FI-FGTS and BNDES pursuant to which a short-term debt was completely extended to long-term debt. The enterprise was named “Deal of the Year” in the Latin American Ports category.
  • Represented Paper Excellence, one of the largest global producers of pulp and paper, in the acquisition finance of the Brazilian-based pulp producer Eldorado Brasil Celulose (Eldorado).
  • Represented several foreign companies in the incorporation of local subsidiaries in Brazil.
  • Represented Vinci Airports in the corporate structuring for the management of Salvador airport.
  • Represented ICBC’s Dubai branch (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited Dubai) in a US$60 million credit facility to be granted to Brazilian oil company PetroRio through an export payment agreement.

Education

Insper, LLM, Corporate Finance

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro School of Law (FND/UFRJ), Bachelor of Laws (JD Equivalent), magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Brazil