Welcome to Latin Lawyer’s Deal of the Year nominations for deals from 2020.

Each year, Latin Lawyer offers awards to general counsel and law firms advising on the most significant deals of the year across Latin America. The Deal of the Year winners will be announced in 2021.

Shortlists will be announced in the Latin Lawyer daily online news briefing. If you are not already signed up to receive it, you may do so here.

This year we are awarding deals in 11 categories:

·         Mergers and acquisitions: public companies 

·         Mergers and acquisitions: private companies

·         Project finance: energy and natural resources

·         Project finance: infrastructure 

·         Corporate finance: capital markets

·         Corporate finance: banking and finance

·         Corporate finance: ESG

·         Disputes

·         Restructuring

·         Private equity

·         Regulatory matter

There is more information on the types of deals we consider under each category on the next page.

Deals must have closed between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 and be predominantly based in Latin America (although there can be other jurisdictions involved).

Latin American firms/companies can submit one deal per category for each Latin American jurisdiction in which they have an office.

International firms/companies can submit one deal per category. (International firms’ local law offices and Brazilian offices can each make separate submissions, one per category.) 

Considerations when deciding the winner will include value, timeframe, complexity, legal creativity shown, political and regulatory sensitivity, number of jurisdictions to which the deal relates, and so on. When making your submission, we strongly encourage you to highlight the aspects of your nominated deals that make them worthy of being winners. For the corporate finance: ESG category, you must outline what makes the deal qualify as a sustainable investment.

The deadline for entries is close of business on Friday 15 January 2021. Please note this is a strict deadline and extensions cannot be given.

Please nominate one deal per category, per page of the survey that follows. You can choose the order of categories in which to nominate deals. A PDF of the questions to help you prepare in advance is available here. Remember, each firm can nominate only one deal in each category. If more than one deal is nominated in each category, we will only consider the first deal nominated. 

Thank you. We look forward to receiving your nominations. Please email or with any questions about nominating deals.

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* 1. Name of firm

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* 2. Name of person completing survey

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* 3. Email of person completing survey

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* 4. Country of firm