Allen & Overy bolsters Latin America expertise with return of partner David Flechner
02 September 2021
Allen & Overy today announced that David Flechner has returned to the firm as a partner in the Latin American practice. David joins from Paul Hastings LLP, where he was a partner in their Capital Markets practice, based in São Paulo, Brazil. David will split his time between the firm’s New York and São Paulo offices.
David brings more than 15 years of capital markets experience with him, advising financial institutions and corporate issuers across a wide range of sectors on their debt and equity securities offerings liability management transactions, both on an SEC-registered and exempt basis, and project bonds. Most recently, David spearheaded more than 20 IPO and re-IPO projects in Brazil and led multiple debt capital markets financings across the region. His return will complement and further advance the firm’s existing capabilities in the region.
Allen & Overy’s U.S. Senior Partner Tim House said, “We are delighted to welcome David back to the firm. His return will be instrumental in continuing our growth in Latin America. David’s expertise will support our growing client base in the region and beyond on capital market transactions. He complements our current practice expertise with his high profile in the region and deep sector knowledge.”
David commented, “Allen & Overy has established its foothold as a preeminent team in the Latin American market, and I look forward to returning home to Allen & Overy to continue their growth in the region. I have long held a profound admiration for Allen & Overy’s culture and deep bench of expert practitioners around the globe, and I am delighted to rejoin the team in delivering market-leading expertise and value to clients. My transactional experience in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America will provide Allen & Overy’s clients with an even more robust capital markets offering across the Americas and on the ground in São Paulo.”
Allen & Overy’s Latin America practice spans all aspects of the market including banking and finance, project and infrastructure finance, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and international arbitration, with experts across New York, Washington D.C. and São Paulo. In the past year, the firm’s Latin America team led a multitude of innovative and market-first transactions, including advising: Banco Santander, Banco BBVA Peru and Itau Corpbanca on the financing of the Terminal Portuario Multipropósito de Salaverry in Peru, awarded Latin Lawyer’s Project Finance, Infrastructure, Deal of the Year 2021; the institutional investors in a 4(a)(2) private placement of notes issued by subsidiaries of Atlas Renewable Energy Chile to refinance the operating Javiera solar project and the greenfield Sol de Desierto solar project in Chile, the largest solar PV green U.S. private placement to-date in Latin America and awarded 'Latin America Renewables Deal of the Year 2021' by IJ Global; and Cielo S.A. on their transformational contractual framework with Facebook, Inc. to launch and further expand the “Facebook Pay” platform in Brazil.