Caetano Altafin Rodrigues da Cunha

Caetano Altafin Rodrigues da Cunha

Associate, Rio de Janeiro

Email caetano.altafin@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +55 21 3550 6679

Fax +55 21 3550 6671

LanguagesEnglish, Portuguese, Spanish

Practice groupFinance

Caetano Altafin primarily advises clients in the infrastructure, energy, and natural resources industries in a range of business law matters, including international M&A, finance, and capital markets transactions.

With legal experience in the United States, Brazil, and other jurisdictions in Latin America, Caetano understands the needs of international clients that wish to enter the Brazilian market or invest abroad, as well as those involved in international transactions. He holds law degrees in Brazil and the United States and can seamlessly work with clients in Portuguese, English, or Spanish. Currently based in Rio de Janeiro, he gained experience working at a U.S. law firm for three years and also lived in Europe and Asia before joining our team in 2016.

Caetano has long combined his love for sports and giving back. He has more than 10 years of experience volunteering with social projects focused on underprivileged and disabled children in Europe, Africa, and Brazil, and founded The Library Tree, a program that helps local communities create libraries. He also raised money for cancer research by rowing across the Atlantic.

Education and admissions

Education

LL.M., Harvard Law School, 2011

LL.B., Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, 2008

Memberships

Member, Brazilian Corporate Governance Institute

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

Rio de Janeiro (Foreign Legal Consultant)

Representative experience

Representing Brazil's major oil and gas producer in various finance transactions, including with China Development Bank (US$5bn, US$3bn, and US$1.5bn) and China Exim-Bank (US$1bn).

Representing Brazil's major oil and gas producer in transactions with drilling ship construction and floating production and storage offloading units.

Representing Acon Partners in an IFC financing involving two portfolio companies in Brazil.

Representing Triscorp Investimentos in the implementation of a UTE based in Brazil.

Representing Blackstone in the R$1.4bn acquisition, along with its Brazilian partner Pátria Investimentos, of 70% of the share capital of Alphaville Urbanismo S.A.

Representing KKR in its acquisition of Aceco TI.

Representing Tyco and Apax Partners in potential acquisitions of Brazilian companies.

Representing BRF in certain tender and exchange offers (Regulation S and 144A).

Representing BRF in its bond offerings (Regulation S and 144A).

Representing the banks in JBS' tender and exchange offers (Regulation S and 144A).

Representing the banks in Marfrig's bond offerings (Regulation S and 144A).

Representing Biosev in its IPO (Regulation S and 144A).

Representing CVC in its IPO (Regulation S and 144A).

Representing Equatorial Energia in its follow on offering (Regulation S and 144A).

Representing Portugal Telecom, BRF, and Brasil Agro in the preparation of their SEC annual filing (20-F).

Representing Netshoes in the preparation of its disclosure documents for purposes of listing its shares at the NYSE.

Representing JP Morgan Chase in acquisitions and assignments relating to certain loan agreements, credit agreements, and revolving credit facilities.

Representing Bank of America Merrill Lynch acquisitions and assignments relating to certain loan agreements, credit agreements, and revolving credit facilities.

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