White & Case wins Project Finance Team of the Year at IFLR Americas Awards

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Global law firm White & Case LLP was named "Team of the Year: Project Finance" for the third consecutive year at the 2024 IFLR Americas Awards, presented in New York City on May 15.

The Firm also participated as an advisor in connection with the two following "Deals of the Year": 

White & Case advised a syndicate of international banks on the US$700 million non-recourse financing of Project Feijão, a 456 MW wind project in Brazil being developed by Macquarie Asset Management's Green Investment Group and Hydro Rein, Norsk Hydro's dedicated company for renewables development.

White & Case advised grocery wholesaler Sendas Distribuidora S.A. (Assaí) and Wilkes Participações S.A., a Casino Group investment vehicle, as selling shareholder in a secondary-only public offering of 254 million common shares, including 2.3 million American Depositary Shares evidenced by American Depositary Receipts, at a price of R$16 per share, in a US$768.4 million transaction.

Elena Millerman, Global Head of Project Development and Finance, said: "We are so proud to be recognized by IFLR as the go-to firm for complex, multi-jurisdictional projects work in the Americas. This recognition comes on the heels of other awards including from IJGlobal Americas, which shows how the practice continues to move from strength to strength."

Christian Hansen, partner and head of the Latin America Practice Group, said: "We are delighted to have won the IFLR Americas Project Finance Team of the Year three years in a row now. I think it speaks volumes about the continuity of our team and the work we do, and it solidifies our position as the leading practice in the Americas. Our clients are among the most sophisticated in the sector, and we have them to thank for engaging in cutting-edge business ventures that require the best legal advice."