December 9, 2019
Best Lawyers named three Gibson Dunn attorneys to the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in Brazil. The publication recognized São Paulo partner Lisa Alfaro for Corporate and M&A Law, New York partner Jose Fernandez for Energy Law, and São Paulo of counsel Fernando Almeida for Banking and Finance Law. The list was published on December 6, 2019.
Lisa Alfaro is the partner in charge of the São Paulo office and is also Co-Chair of the Latin America Practice Group. She has advised U.S. and multi-national companies on their most significant and critical matters, including corporate transactions, corporate compliance and investigations. She also represents developers, investment banks, private funds, Fortune 100 companies, state owned entities and investors in the U.S. and Brazil.
Jose Fernandez has substantial experience in the telecommunications, energy, water, banking and consumer industries. His clients have included major multinational companies, financial institutions and private equity groups, as well as nearly a dozen foreign governments looking to attract foreign investors. He has also successfully advised U.S. and European companies involved in disputes in developing countries. In addition, he is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Latin America Practice Group.
Fernando Almeida has extensive experience advising major international and Brazilian investment banks, corporations and private equity investors in a wide range of cross-border transactions involving Brazil. He has represented various issuers and underwriters in cross-border public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, as well as in private placements and bank financings. He also has significant experience advising foreign investors in the acquisition of, and joint venture formation with, Brazilian public and private companies, and serves as counsel to Brazilian companies in cross-border business combinations.