Mayer Brown advised on three transactions named “Deal of the Year” by IJGlobal at its Americas Awards 2018. The awards recognize excellence and innovation in the region’s infrastructure and energy sectors during the past year.

The winning transactions are:

Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe (CELSE): Latin American Power Deal of the Year
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 $1.47 billion through bond buyers and multilateral lenders. The Mayer Brown team was led by Banking & Finance partner Eduardo Lima (São Paulo).

Spence Mine Desalination
: Latin American Water Deal of the Year

Mayer Brown represented BHP, the world's largest mining company, on the negotiation and drafting of the BOOT agreement and certain financing agreements for the development of a new seawater desalination plant at Mejillones port for the Spence copper mine in Chile. The Mayer Brown team was led by Corporate & Securities partner Jose Valera (Houston).

Acquisition and Refinancing of 8point3
: North American Solar Deal of the Year

Mayer Brown represented Allianz Global Investors in a bond financing transaction for a portfolio of solar projects held by 8point3 Energy Partners and acquired by Capital Dynamics. The Mayer Brown team was led by Banking & Finance partners Paul Astolfi and Nadav Klugman (both Chicago).

The IJGlobal Awards celebrate the best-in-class transactions to have closed over the past calendar year, across the international infrastructure and energy sectors, while recognizing the organizations that play central roles in these deals. Winners are selected by a judging panel of industry experts.