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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, 
  • Apollo Global Management in relation to the USD1bn CELSE LNG to Power plant in Brazil. 
  • Bank of China and a syndicate of Asian and Western commercial banks in the 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

Beams of light going through a tunnel

Publications: 08 JULY 2020

European M&A set for tough autumn

European M&A markets performed more strongly than expected in H1, buoyed by a small number of very big transactions. However, the underlying picture was far less rosy, and the short-term outlook is…

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A major road junction with very few cars

Publications: 08 JULY 2020

China maintains outward-looking approach

The Covid-19 coronavirus crisis has slowed Chinese deal activity. Activity remains sluggish even though the country is emerging from the crisis earlier than the rest of the world.

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Publications: 06 JULY 2020

Webinar: Private credit in the UK - Navigating new opportunities in the age of Covid

In a panel session moderated by the Alternative Credit Council (ACC), Joydeep Choudhuri, Sanjeev Dhuna and Tim Watson, partners in our Leveraged Finance and Restructuring practices,  discuss how…

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News: 15 JUNE 2020

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

Allen & Overy have advised Cielo S.A. (Cielo), a leading electronic payments business in Brazil and in Latin America, on their contractual framework agreement with Facebook, Inc. (Facebook) to launch…

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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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