Alberto Luzárraga

Partner at Linklaters LLP

Alberto Luzárraga

Alberto Luzárraga

Partner at Linklaters LLP

Biography

Member of the New York Bar

Experience

Alberto is the head of our São Paulo office. He has extensive experience in public and private acquisition transactions and international joint ventures, privatizations and financing transactions. He has broad experience advising a global client base of leading corporations and financial institutions on complex, cross-border M&A transactions as well as advising on U.S. domestic transactions. He has a strong track record across the Americas and has been recognized as a leading individual in M&A by Chambers Latin America 2015 and IFLR1000 2015.

Recent transactions of significance where substantial involvement can be disclosed have included advising:

* AXA on the purchase of portfolio assets in Mexico from HSBC
* a consortium of investors including Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, China Investment Corporation, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, Abu Dhabi Investment Council, J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC, RIT Capital Partners and Lord Rothschild’s family interests, the Santo Domingo Group, EXOR SA, the investment company controlled by the Agnelli family, and Inversiones Bahia, the holding company of the Motta family, in their US$1.8bn investment in Banco BTG Pactual S.A., a leading investment bank in Brazil. This deal was named 2011 Private Equity Deal of the Year by LatinFinance
* Celfin Capital S.A. and Bolsa y Renta S.A. in the US$51.9m cross-border M&A transaction with Banco BTG Pactual S.A.
* JPL Participações (as the controlling shareholder) on the US$4.9bn acquisition of a 58.9% stake in the largest Brazilian health care provider, Amil Participações, by UnitedHealth Group announced in October 2012
* BASF in its US$5.6bn hostile acquisition of Engelhard
* Citigroup in the restructuring of its joint venture in Credicard – the largest credit card company in Brazil; its acquisition of Grupo Financiero Uno; and its purchase of Intra S.A. Corretora de Câmbio e Valores, a Brazilian broker and trading platform

Professional experience

2008 to date Partner, Linklaters, New York
1995 - 2008 Partner, Shearman & Sterling, New York
1986 - 1995 Associate, Shearman & Sterling, New York

Education

1986 - Harvard University Law School, J.D.
1983 - Williams College, B.A., magna cum laude

Languages

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Publications

Co-author, “Brazil deal activity to peak this year”, International Financial Law Review, March 2013

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Prior

Shearman & Sterling LLP provides legal services. It is engaged in the mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, project development and finance, complex business litigation & international arbitration, asset management, and taxation areas. The company was founded by Thomas Shearman and John Sterling in 1873 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Partner
2008 - Current

Linklaters LLP is a multinational law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1838 and is a member of the Magic Circle of leading British law firms. It currently employs around 2,600 lawyers and has 29 offices across 20 countries.

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Member, International Board
2014 - Current
Political Donations
$5,000
2012
Transactions
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Celanese Corporation purchases Linde Plc /Syngas Unit from Linde Plc

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Franklin Templeton Investments, Darby Colpatria Capital SAS purchase Oleoducto Central SA from Petrominerales Ltd.

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ArcelorMittal SA, Nippon Steel Corp. purchase Thyssenkrupp Steel USA LLC from ThyssenKrupp AG

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