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Bruno Soares

Partner

São Paulo

Soares Bruno
Bruno Soares

Partner

São Paulo

Bruno is a Partner and member of our Global Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure group. He acts as the head of our Latin America practice and is based in our São Paulo office – although he is regularly in our New York office. Bruno has over 20 years’ working experience in Brazil, Latin America and Africa relating to a variety of transactions including banking, projects, M&A and capital markets - particularly on the energy, natural resources, infrastructure and data / fintech sectors. Bruno is a native Portuguese speaker and fluent in English and Spanish. He also has a solid knowledge of German. 

Bruno was named to Latinvex's 2021 and 2020 list of the Top 100 Lawyers in Latin America for Banking & Finance and Project Finance. Bruno is also ranked by leading publications such as Chambers Latin America and Legal 500 for his expertise in projects and banking & finance, and is ranked as a Notable Practitioner in IFLR1000 (2019).

Noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • Vale, Posco, Dongkuk Steel and Companhia Siderúrgica de Pecém (CSP) in the development and USD3.1bn project financing of CSP's integrated steel mill in the State of Ceará, Brazil. 
  • Cielo S.A., the largest Latin American credit card processing company, in a USD1bn bilateral credit facility with The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
  • Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém, as borrower, and Vale S.A., Dongkuk Steel Mill Co. Ltd. and Posco, as guarantors and sponsors, in the restructuring of its USD3.1bn project financing for the development of its integrated steel-slab mill located in the State of Ceará, Brazil, provided by a syndicate of banks, led by, among others.
  • Bank of China and a syndicate of Asian and Western commercial banks in the acquisition and USD3.1B refinancing of Empresa de Generación Huallaga S.A. (EGH) by China Three Gorges. The financing was structured as a project financing. EGH owns and operates the 456MW Chaglla hydroelectric power generation plant and related assets, including all transmission lines to interconnect the plant to the Peruvian national grid. This project was the winner of Latin Lawyer's 2019 Year of the Year in Banking and Finance category. 
  • VLI Multimodal S.A. in respect of an up to USD30m unsecured term loan facility to be made available by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation to VLI Multimodal S.A. and guaranteed by VLI S.A.
     

News & insights

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News: 15 OCTOBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises OEP’s Spanish portfolio company VASS on its merger with German IT consulting firm Ecenta AG

Allen & Overy has advised VASS Consultoría de Sistemas S.L., the Madrid-based portfolio company of US private equity investor One Equity Partners (OEP) which specialises in Customer Experience…

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News: 14 OCTOBER 2021

A&O advises on c.EUR2.75 billion loan and high yield financing for Brookfield’s acquisition of Modulaire

Allen & Overy’s leveraged finance team has advised Brookfield Business Partners (Brookfield) on a c.EUR2.75 billion loan and high yield financing package comprising a EUR1.26bn sustainability-linked…

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News: 14 OCTOBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Arion on first EUR300m covered bond issuance

Allen & Overy has advised Arion Bank hf. on its first issuance of a Euro denominated covered bond. Over a decade on from the financial crisis, the EUR300m issue represents the first time an Icelandic…

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Publications: 14 OCTOBER 2021

Podcast: Annual Reports and AGMs: What’s new for the upcoming season

In our latest podcast our team of A&O experts bring you up to speed with the key issues companies secretaries and their teams need to think about when preparing for their next Annual Report and AGM.

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Office

São Paulo

Allen & Overy LLP - Consultores em Direito
Estrangeiro / Direito Norte-Americano, Rua das Olimpíadas, 100 - 10ºandar, Vila Olímpia
São Paulo
CEP 04551-000

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2010

Admitted: Brazilian Bar Association, Brazil, 1996

Academic

LL.M., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2003

LL.B., Catholic University of Salvador, Salvador, BA, Brazil, 1996

 

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