Latin America M&As: Skadden Leads Again

Paul Schnell, chair of the Latin America practice for US-based Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, the top legal advisor of Latin American M&As last year.

Skadden cements its position thanks to the Modelo deal.


The $20.1 billion acquisition of a 49.7 percent stake in Mexico-based Grupo Modelo by Belgium-based AB InBev led Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom to keep its position as the top legal advisor of Latin American M&As.

All in all, Skadden advised in Latin American deals worth $31.141 billion. That compares with runner-up, Sullivan & Cromwell at $30.996 billion.

Although Skadden advised on five few deals – 12 last year compared with 17 in 2011 – their combined value was 52.5 percent higher than the 2011 value of $20.4 billion.

“We are very pleased to be the top law firm for Latin American M&A, a position we have held for several years,” says Paul Schnell, chair of Skadden's Latin America practice. "Our strong position is the result of ...

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Keywords: Clifford Chance, Cravath, Freshfields, Greenberg Traurig, Lefosse, Mattos Filho, Skadden, Sullivan & Cromwell


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