• Cross Border M&A

    • Ambev in the acquisition of a 30% interest in Cervecería Nacional Dominicana (CND), the leading beer company in the Caribbean, and the restructuring of its joint venture with E. León Jimenes, in a transaction valued at $926.5 million.
    • Four Italian private equity firms in the sale of Dynamic Technologies, a global designer and manufacturer of automotive fluid-handling systems and precision aluminum parts.
    • Brookfield Business Partners and Brookfield Asset Management in their proposed acquisition for $768 million of a 70% controlling stake in the business of Odebrecht Ambiental, Brazil’s largest private water distribution, collection and treatment company.
    • Lauro Cinquantasette in its €315 million sale of Prime European Therapeuticals S.p.A. to Albany Molecular Research.
    • GP Investments in a joint venture with a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) to finance the acquisition, through a tender offer in Brazil, of a controlling stake in BR Properties S.A., a Brazilian real estate company.
    • Brookfield Infrastructure Partners in its investment in Poseidon Water.
    • Ambev in a tender offer to acquire a controlling stake in Banks Holdings Limited, a leading Caribbean brewery headquartered in St. Michael, Barbados.
    • Mitsui in its investment in VLI, a cargo logistics company.
    • Companhia de Bebidas das Américas – AmBev in its $1.24 billion acquisition of indirect control of Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana (CND) and its strategic alliance with E. León Jimenes to create the leading brewer in the Caribbean.
    • Mitsui and the consortium of equity investors in the financing of the $1 billion Malhas natural gas pipeline network in Brazil.
    • Mitsui in its seven gas distribution joint ventures with Petrobras and the relevant Brazilian states.
    • Mitsui in its joint venture with Petrobras to acquire, finance and charter a $750 million ultra-deepwater drillship.
    • AmBev in its combination of business activities in Venezuela with Cerveceria Regional S.A.
  • Mining

    • A leading steel company in the Americas in a dispute arising from an acquisition and related supply agreements.
    • The project financing of the Cerro Verde mine in Peru, which was recognized as the Project Finance Deal of the Year by Latin Lawyer Magazine.
    • Mitsui in its investment in VLI, a cargo logistics company.
    • PVDC, a subsidiary of Barrick and Goldcorp, in a renegotiation of the terms of the Pueblo Viejo Special Lease Agreement with an NPV of $1.5 billion.
    • Mitsui in its joint venture with Codelco to acquire 29.5% of Anglo American Sur.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1993, J.D.
  • Golden Gate University, 1986, M.B.A.
  • Università degli Studi di Trieste, 1983, B.A.


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