Hogan Lovells Wins M&A Deal of the Year Award from Latin Lawyer

New York, 29 March 2017 – Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Pampa Energía’s acquisition of Petrobras Argentina, a multi-jurisdictional transaction for which our team was responsible for advising, has been honored by Latin Lawyer as its M&A Deal of the Year.

Hogan Lovells counsel Diógenes Bermudez and associate Vanesa Castillo in Caracas were counsel for Pampa Energía in the acquisition of Petrobras Argentina. The complex acquisition involved the purchase of 39 companies in Argentina, Spain, Venezuela, Ecuador, Uruguay, Bolivia and Mexico for US$891 million.

“We are honored to be selected by Latin Lawyer for this award,” said Bruno Ciuffetelli, a Hogan Lovell’s partner and foreign legal consultant with the state of Texas. “This award reflects the capabilities of our lawyers to address our clients’ complex needs in a creatively and seamlessly.”

This is not the first time Hogan Lovells has won a Deal of the Year award from Latin Lawyer. The firm was awarded the Corporate Finance Deal of the Year award in 2015 for its work on the Rio Oil Finance Trust securitization, a complex transaction in which our team was responsible for the innovative structuring; the Private Equity Deal of the Year in 2013 for its representation of Tiendas Efe, the Peruvian household appliance chain, in acquiring a 75 percent interest in rival Total Artefactos, the company that operates under the popular La Curacao brand; and Project Finance Deal of the Year in 2012 for advising the security trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon, on the US$786 million aggregate loan facilities established by Embraport Empresa Brasileira de Terminals Portuarios S.A. to construct and operate a new private mixed-use container and liquids terminal in Brazil's Port of Santos.

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