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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: 27 JULY 2021

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News: 26 JULY 2021

Allen & Overy advises Mubadala and Yahsat on landmark IPO

A cross border Allen & Overy team has advised Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (“Yahsat”), a leading satellite communications services provider, and its shareholder, Mubadala, on the IPO and…

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Publications: 22 JULY 2021

Virgin Active, Hurricane Energy and the future of the cross-class cramdown

In this alert, we look at the recent Virgin Active and Hurricane Energy restructuring plans. Stakeholders should continue to see the restructuring plan as an important tool for the implementation of…

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News: 06 MAY 2021

Allen & Overy advises Cielo S.A. on their agreement with Facebook, Inc. to launch Facebook Pay in Brazil

Allen & Overy today announced its role in advising Cielo S.A. (Cielo), a leading electronic payments business in Brazil and in Latin America, in the drafting, negotiation, execution and delivery of…

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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

 

Fraudulent emails

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