Hogan Lovells wins Private Equity and M&A Deal of the Year awards from Latin Lawyer

New York, 23 April 2018 – Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that two deals it advised on have been selected as the Private Equity and M&A Deals of the Year by Latin Lawyer. The honors were announced at Latin Lawyer’s 12th annual charity awards dinner in São Paulo on April 19.

Latin Lawyer named the sale of a gas pipeline network in the southeastern part of Brazil by state-owned company Petrobras as its Private Equity Deal of the Year. Claudette Christian, Office Managing Partner of the firm’s Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo offices, and Washington, D.C. partner Wylie Levone advised Petrobras as international counsel. Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados served as local Brazilian counsel.

The acquisition of private health insurer Banmédica by U.S. healthcare provider UnitedHealth Group was named the M&A Deal of the Year. New York partner Evan Koster and associate Gregory Hafkin provided derivatives advice to UnitedHealth Group in a deal that expanded the company’s Latin America reach by entering the Peru, Chile, and Colombia markets.  Sullivan & Cromwell LLP served as M&A counsel.

In addition to the two Deal of the Year awards, Latin Lawyer also recognized its individual award winners. Among those recognized was Mexico City associate Lila Alejandra Gasca Enríquez with the Pro Bono Award. Gasca and several other lawyers and firms across Mexico City were singled out for their coordinated pro bono response to the devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck the region last September.  In addition to organizing and distributing donations, the group put together a legal handbook for victims, and appeared on local news and radio call in shows to raise awareness about services being offered.

Hogan Lovells has been involved in several Latin Lawyer Deals of the Year recently including last year’s M&A Deal of the Year, 2015’s Corporate Finance Deal of the Year, and 2013’s Private Equity Deal of the Year.

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