Diogo Metz | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Diogo Metz

Associate, São Paulo

T +55 11 3147 5617

E dmetz@whitecase.com

Overview

Diogo Metz is an associate with experience in conducting and coordinating complex internal investigations, and in capital markets, with a focus on cross-border transactions. He is currently on secondment to the Firm's Paris office.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • Florida State Bar

Education

  • LLM, Droit Français et Européen, Université de Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne
  • JD, Washington University School of Law
  • BA, Miami University

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese

Experience

Part of a multinational team of lawyers and forensic accountants that conducted an internal investigation of the Brazilian subsidiary of a company that is traded on a US stock exchange. The investigation related to allegations of accounting fraud and misconduct of senior company executives.

Advised the underwriters in a US$1.0 billion SEC-registered debt offering by Embraer S.A., one of the leading manufacturers of commercial aircrafts.

Represented Votorantim Cimentos S.A., part of the Votorantim Group, one of the largest privately held conglomerates in Brazil and Latin America, in connection with a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of €500 million of 3.500% notes due 2022.

Advised the US subsidiary of a Finnish company, one of the world's largest recyclers of metal and electronics, in its acquisition of a 60 percent interest in its US electronics recycling joint venture, and the remaining assets in the related joint venture companies.

Represented Financière Quick on its debut high yield offering of €440 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2019 and €155 million unsecured floating rate notes due 2019.

Advised Novacap International with its debut high yield offering of €310 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2019.

Represented the lead arrangers in a syndicate of 16 lenders in the negotiation and execution of a US$2 billion senior revolving export credit facility for Vale S.A., the world's second-largest mining company. This transaction was named Latin American Loan of the Year by International Financing Review (IFR).