$500 Million Loan for Banco do Brasil S.A.


Andrews Kurth Kenyon, Dias Carneiro, Harney Westwood & Riegels, Linklaters, Campos Mello and Travers Thorp advised on the transaction

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 advised Inter-American Investment Corporation with a team including Vera Rechsteiner (Picture), Eric Markus, Siddharth Sethy and Felipe F. D’Imperio

Dias Carneiro advised Inter-American Investment Corporation with Thiago Vallandro Flores, Gustavo Junqueira, Ana Luiza Amaro Maillet Cabral Rocha,

Harney Westwood & Riegels advised Inter-American Investment Corporation with Carolynn Vivian, Jonathan McLean and Catharina von Finckenhagen.

Linklaters advised Banco do Brasil with Matthew Poulter, Gabriel Silva, and Alexander Weaver.

Campos Mello advised Banco do Brasil with Roberto Vianna do R. Barros, Jorge Luiz B. Gallo and Lourival Ferreira Nery Neto.

Travers Thorp advised Banco do Brasil with Nicole Pineda de la Ballina and Ana Yzzel Lazgare.

Involved fees earner: Thiago Vallandro Flores – Dias Carneiro, Flores, Sanches, Turkienicz, Amendola, Waisberg e Thomaz Bastos; Gustavo Junqueira – Dias Carneiro, Flores, Sanches, Turkienicz, Amendola, Waisberg e Thomaz Bastos; Ana Luiza Amaro Maillet Cabral Rocha – Dias Carneiro, Flores, Sanches, Turkienicz, Amendola, Waisberg e Thomaz Bastos; Vera Rechsteiner – Andrews Kurth Kenyon; Siddharth Sethy – Andrews Kurth Kenyon; Felipe Fontenelle D’Imperio – Andrews Kurth Kenyon; Eric Markus – Andrews Kurth Kenyon; Nicole Pineda de la Ballina – Travers Thorp Alberga; Ana Lazgare – Travers Thorp Alberga; Carolynn Vivian – Harneys; Jon McLean – Harneys; Catharina von Finckenhagen – Harneys; Roberto Vianna do R. Barros – Campos Mello Advogados; Jorge Luiz Gallo – Campos Mello Advogados; Matthew Poulter – Linklaters; Gabriel Silva – Linklaters; Alexander Weaver – Linklaters;

Law Firms: Dias Carneiro, Flores, Sanches, Turkienicz, Amendola, Waisberg e Thomaz Bastos; Andrews Kurth Kenyon; Travers Thorp Alberga; Harneys; Campos Mello Advogados; Linklaters;

Clients: Banco do Brasil; Inter-American Investment Corporation;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti