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Bruno Soares

Partner

São Paulo

Soares Bruno
Bruno Soares

Partner

São Paulo

Bruno is a Partner in the Banking, Projects, Energy and Infrastructure group and acts as the head of our Latin America practice. Based in our São Paulo office and regularly in our New York office, he is joined by other senior Portuguese and Spanish-speaking attorneys working full-time on major Brazilian and Latin American transactions. He 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. 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 2020 list of the Top 100 Lawyers in Latin America for Banking & Finance and Project Finance. Bruno is 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 USD850m acquisition financing 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 456 MW Chaglla hydroelectric power generation plant and related assets, including all transmission lines to interconnect the plant to the Peruvian national grid.
  • 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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Publications: 22 JANUARY 2021

Towards the “greenest” Batteries in the world?

New mandatory requirements on sustainability, safety and labelling are on their way for batteries manufacturers and other operators throughout the supply chain. 

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Key regulatory topics

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2021

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 23 Dec - 7 Jan 2020

Our weekly update on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector. If you would like to receive this update by email and be added to our marketing mailing list please contact…

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Publications: 19 JANUARY 2021

Public Procurement - The European Court of Justice provides guidance on “self-cleaning” measures in its judgment

In its judgment of 14 January 2021 the European Court of Justice provides guidance on “self-cleaning measures”.  The “self-cleaning” measures were introduced in the 2014 Directives on public…

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News: 27 OCTOBER 2020

A&O secures ‘Band 2’ in Projects & Energy and Banking & Finance in Legal 500 Latin America 2021 ranking

Allen & Overy today announced that Legal 500 Latin America 2021 recognized the firm with a ‘Band 2’ ranking in the region for both Projects & Energy and Banking & Finance.

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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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