Pinheiro Neto and Bronstein, Zilberberg top M&A legal advisers by value and volume in South & Central America for 2021, finds GlobalData

Pinheiro Neto Advogados (Pinheiro Neto) and Bronstein, Zilberberg, Chueiri & Potenza Advogados (Bronstein, Zilberberg) were the top mergers and acquisitions (M&A) legal advisers in South & Central America for 2021 by value and volume, respectively. Pinheiro Neto advised on 20 deals worth $12.5 billion, the highest value among all the advisers. Meanwhile, Bronstein, Zilberberg led in volume terms, having advised on 48 deals worth $785 million. A total of 1,113 M&A deals were announced in the region during 2021, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

According to GlobalData’s report, ‘Global and South & Central America M&A Report Legal Adviser League Tables 2021’, deal value for the region increased by 112.6% from $64.3 billion during 2020 to $136.7 billion during 2021.

Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The number of deals advised by Bronstein, Zilberberg was just a little less than 50. Although the firm outstripped its peers by a significant margin on this metric, it lagged in terms of value and was unable to secure a ranking among the top 10 firms by value.

“Meanwhile, Pinheiro Neto, apart from leading by value, also managed to occupy the second position by volume.”

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga occupied the second position in terms of value, with 14 deals worth $11 billion, followed by Lefosse Advogados, with eight deals worth $9.8 billion, Madrona Advogados, with five deals worth $9.4 billion and Souza Mello e Torres Advogados, with five deals worth $9.2 billion.

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice occupied the third position by volume, with 17 deals worth $3.7 billion, followed by Carey Abogados, with 15 deals worth $1 billion. Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga occupied the fifth position by volume.

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