Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year nominations 2019

Welcome to Latin Lawyer’s Deal of the Year nominations for deals from 2019.

Each year, Latin Lawyer offers awards to general counsel and law firms advising on the most significant deals of the year across Latin America. The Deal of the Year awards will be presented to winners at our annual charity awards dinner, which will take place in São Paulo.

Latin Lawyer 14th Annual Charity Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday 7 May 2020 at the Hotel Unique in São Paulo. The winners will be announced on the night. 

Ticket information is available by emailing

Shortlists will be announced in the Latin Lawyer daily online news briefing. If you are not already signed up to receive it, you may do so here.

This year we are awarding deals in 10 categories:

·         Mergers and acquisitions: public companies

·         Mergers and acquisitions: private companies

·         Project finance: energy and natural resources

·         Project finance: infrastructure

·         Corporate finance: capital markets

·         Corporate finance: banking and finance

·         Disputes

·         Restructuring

·         Private equity

·         Regulatory matter

There is more information on the types of deals we consider under each category on the next page.

Deals must have closed between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019 and be predominantly based in Latin America (although there can be other jurisdictions involved).

Latin American firms/companies can submit one deal per category for each Latin American jurisdiction in which they have an office.

International firms/companies can submit one deal per category. (International firms’ local law offices and Brazilian offices can each make separate submissions, one per category.) 

Considerations when deciding the winner will include value, timeframe, complexity, legal creativity shown, political and regulatory sensitivity, number of jurisdictions to which the deal relates, and so on. When making your submission, we strongly encourage you to highlight the aspects of your nominated deals that make them worthy of being winners. 

The deadline for entries is close of business on Friday 24 January 2020. Please note this is a strict deadline and extensions cannot be given.

Please nominate one deal per category, per page of the survey that follows. You can choose the order of categories in which to nominate deals. A PDF of the questions to help you prepare in advance is available here. Remember, each firm can nominate only one deal in each category. If more than one deal is nominated in each category, we will only consider the first deal nominated. 

Thank you. We look forward to receiving your nominations. Please email with any questions about nominating deals.

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* 1. Name of firm

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* 2. Name of person completing survey

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* 3. Email of person completing survey

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* 4. Country of firm