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Andrews Kurth Kenyon and Dias Carneiro Represent IIC in $500 Million Loan to Banco do Brasil S.A.

June 20, 2017
Washington, DC

On June 2, 2017, Inter-American Investment Corporation (“IIC”), in its capacity as a lender and as agent acting on behalf of the Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB”), closed on a US$500 million unsecured A/B loan facility to Banco do Brasil S.A. (“Banco do Brasil”).

The proceeds of the loan will be used by Banco do Brasil to finance the working capital needs of micro and small sized enterprises who are engaged in business along the agribusiness value chain in Brazil.

The U.S. based firm of Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP advised IIC as international counsel. Local Brazilian legal advice to IIC was provided by Dias Carneiro Advogados and local Cayman legal advice to IIC was provided by Harney Westwood & Riegels. 

Linklaters LLP advised Banco do Brasil as international counsel. Local Brazilian legal advice to Banco do Brasil was provided by Campos Mello Advogados and local Cayman legal advice to Banco do Brasil was provided by Travers Thorp Alberga.

Andrews Kurth Kenyon Lawyers

Vera Rechsteiner, Partner

Eric Markus, Partner

Siddharth Sethy, Associate

Felipe F. D’Imperio, Associate

IIC In-house Counsel

Juliana Soares Porto Fonseca

Dias Carneiro Lawyers

Thiago Vallandro Flores, Partner

Gustavo Junqueira, Senior Associate

Ana Luiza Amaro Maillet Cabral Rocha, Associate

Harney Westwood & Riegels Lawyers 

Carolynn Vivian, Senior Associate

Jonathan McLean, Senior Associate

Catharina von Finckenhagen, Associate

Linklaters Lawyers

Matthew Poulter, Partner

Gabriel Silva, Associate

Alexander Weaver, Associate

Campos Mello Lawyers

Roberto Vianna do R. Barros, Partner

Jorge Luiz B. Gallo, Associate

Lourival Ferreira Nery Neto, Junior Associate

Travers Thorp Lawyers

Nicole Pineda de la Ballina, Partner

Ana Yzzel Lazgare, Associate

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