Jonathan Lewis | São Paulo | Hogan Lovells

Jonathan Lewis

Partner Corporate & Finance

Languages

English, Portuguese

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Jonathan Lewis
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  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Credentials
  • Insights and events
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Jonathan Lewis is very responsive and is super available. He is a creative lawyer, always suggesting alternatives while having the client's best interest in mind.

Chambers Global 2024 and Chambers Brazil 2023

Jonathan Lewis provides New York law and English law advice to clients in a wide range of corporate and financial transactions, including public and private offerings of equity and debt securities (with a particular focus on high yield debt, SEC-registered offerings and EMTN programmes), liability management transactions, restructurings, cross-border financings, mergers and acquisitions and strategic investments.

Recognized as a leading international capital markets lawyer in Brazil, Jonathan has extensive experience representing issuers, investment banks, sponsors and selling shareholders on some of the most significant and innovative transactions in the region. Noted as being “one of the best American lawyers here in Brazil” by Chambers Global, Jonathan also regularly advises clients on corporate governance, securities disclosure and regulatory compliance, to provide advice across all stages of the corporate life cycle. 

Jonathan has broad experience with complex capital structures and debt restructurings, as well as advising clients on corporate structuring and preparing clients to become first time issuers in the capital markets. Jonathan advises clients across a range of industries, including banking, financial services, private capital, transportation, retail, industrials and energy and natural resources.

Permanently based in Brazil since 2016, Jonathan’s career spans more than 15 years and has a strong emerging markets focus. He has also practiced in New York, London, Dubai, Moscow, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Jonathan Lewis is very responsive and is super available. He is a creative lawyer, always suggesting alternatives while having the client's best interest in mind.

Chambers Global 2024 and Chambers Brazil 2023

Representative experience

U.S. SEC-registered IPOs and follow-on equity offerings by Azul Brazilian Airlines, Nexa Resources, Vinci Partners and XP Inc., among others.
High yield and investment grade bond offerings including by Azul, B2W/LASA, Banco do Brasil, BTG Pactual, Cosan, Fibria, Globo, Hidrovias, Nexa Resources, Rumo, Ultra, Usiminas and Votorantim.
Rule 144A/Reg S IPOs and follow-on equity offerings including by Banco PAN, BTG Pactual, Cury Construtora, Eletropaulo, Energisa, GetNinjas, Hidrovias, Méliuz, Mobly, Rumo, Santos Brasil and Valid.
Liability management transactions including by Banco BMG, Banco do Brasil, Banco Mercantil, Banco Votorantim, CBA, Cielo, Embraer, General Shopping, Globo, InterCement, Nexa Resources and Votorantim.
Comprehensive debt restructurings by companies across the region, including Azul Brazilian Airlines, as well as Kaltex and Posadas in Mexico.
Private capital transactions, including by Banco C6, GP Investments, G2D Investments, Spice Private Equity, Urca Real Estate, Vinci Partners and XP Private Equity. 
Long track record advising on SPACs by Brazilian sponsors and Brazilian de-SPAC transactions, including GP Investments, XP Private Equity, Estre Ambiental, Rimini Street and SuperBac Biotechnology. 

Credentials

Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, College of Law, 2007
  • LL.B. (Hons), University of Nottingham, 2006
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • New York
  • Solicitor, England and Wales

Recognition

International Firms: Capital Markets

Legal 500 Latin America

2022-2023
Latin America's Rising Legal Stars

Latinvex

2020
Up and Coming – Capital Markets (International Firms)

Chambers Brazil

2023
Up and Coming – Brazil – Capital Markets (International Firms)

Chambers Global

2024