Mark provides advice and assistance to clients regarding securities transactions, primarily involving Latin American companies.
His significant track record of working on securities offerings and other transactions has given him a detailed knowledge of the financial, regulatory and business environment specific to countries within the Latin American region. Mark has helped to bring numerous deals to fruition, focusing on client objectives while negotiating the intricacies of local markets and ensuring his clients’ compliance with relevant regulations, including US securities laws and exchanges rules.
Mark has represented numerous issuers in Latin America in connection with registered and exempt securities offerings, and has represented domestic and international financial institutions to provide financings to issuers in Latin America. He has also advised Latin American issuers with respect to tender offers for debt and equity securities and public merger transactions.
Mark has a comprehensive understanding of the disclosure obligations required under US federal securities laws, as well as obligations relating to the rules of US exchanges. He has frequently advised a variety of Latin American issuers to ensure ongoing compliance with these obligations.
He has represented major companies across a number of sectors, including petrochemicals, telecommunications, power and pulp.
Mark is a member of the Capital Markets Practice, a global group committed to structuring transactions so that clients can realize their business objectives.
Oi S.A., 2014
Representation of Oi S.A., a leading telecommunications company in Brazil, in connection with a R$14 billion secondary offering of shares in 2014, the registration of common shares and preferred shares, including shares represented by ADSs, issued in connection with its merger with Tele Norte Leste Participações S.A. in 2012 and the registration of common shares and preferred shares, including shares represented by ADSs, issued in connection with its merger with Brasil Telecom Participações S.A. in 2009.
Inkia Energy Limited, 2013, 2011
Representation of Inkia Energy Limited, a power generation company with operations in Peru, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Bolivia, in connection with a US$150 million offering in 2013 and a US$300 million offering in 2011 of 8.375% notes due 2021, each under Rule 144A and Regulation S.
Oi Group Members, 2012
Representation of members of the Oi group in connection with an offering in 2012 of US$1.5 billion of 5.75% notes due 2022, an offering in 2011 of R$1.1 billion of 9.75% notes due 2016, an offering in 2010 of €750,000,000 of 5.125% senior notes due 2017, and an offering in 2010 of US$1 billion of 5.500% notes due 2020, each under Rule 144A and Regulation S.
Tele Norte Leste Participações S.A./ Telemar Norte Leste, 2009
Representation of Tele Norte Leste Participações S.A. and its subsidiary, Telemar Norte Leste, in connection with their tender offers for preferred shares of Brasil Telecom Participações and preferred shares of Brasil Telecom. The total purchase price for the acquired shares of was approximately US$600 million.
Representation of Braskem S.A., the leading petrochemical company in the Americas, in connection with offerings of more than US$5.5 billion of notes with a variety of maturities in 16 registered or exempt offerings since 2005.
Best Lawyers, 2015
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Ranked Individual: Capital Markets – Latin America, Chambers Latin America 2011, Chambers Global 2011
Top Dealmaker: International Corporate, Daily Business Review, 2010
Top Dealmaker: Corporate Finance, Daily Business Review, 2009
Top Dealmaker: International Finance, Daily Business Review, 2009