Latin Lawyer magazine has named White & Case Partner Donald Baker (São Paulo) its 2017 "International Lawyer of the Year." The award will be formally presented to Baker at Latin Lawyer's annual charity awards ceremony in São Paulo on March 23.
In its announcement of Baker's selection, Latin Lawyer wrote, "A highly experienced M&A, finance and capital markets lawyer, Baker has built up excellent connections in Brazil since moving there in the 1990s, which have brought in landmark deals for his firm. He is highly visible on debt and equity capital markets transactions in the country, using his impressive reputation to keep busy even during the recent political and economic uncertainty."
Baker heads the Firm's Latin America practice and advises clients on a broad range of capital markets offerings, corporate finance transactions and corporate matters. He regularly works with Brazilian companies and financial institutions and also advises international clients interested in investing Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America. Baker is regularly engaged to advise on cross-border syndicated loans, structured finance and project financing transactions, acquisitions and joint ventures.