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Greenberg Traurig Receives Latin Lawyer 2021 ‘Deal of the Year’ Award

MEXICO CITY – June 2, 2021 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP received the Latin Lawyer 2021 ‘Deal of Year’ award in the Private M&A category for representation of Uber. The annual awards recognize landmark Latin American deals and cases across 11 categories.

Greenberg Traurig Mexico City office attorneys represented Uber in connection with its US$459 million acquisition of the grocery delivery start-up Cornershop in Mexico and Chile, after more than a year of discourse with local regulators amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The acquisition, which faced regulatory challenges, is also distinguished by its substantial price tag for a controlling stake in a Latin American start-up. The deal led to the first merger control procedure between two digital platforms in Chile.

According to Latin Lawyer’s website, the winning deals all demonstrated innovative legal work at a level of complexity that broke new parameters in the jurisdictions where they took place. The lawyers involved performed extraordinary work, and the impact and significance of the deals go well beyond the negotiating table. Latin Lawyer’s editorial team selected the winning deals from more than 600 nominations.

The Greenberg Traurig Corporate Practice attorney team was led by Shareholder Víctor Manuel Frías Garcés, and included Shareholder Luis Cortés Panameño, and Associate Rocío Olea Salgado.

“We are excited to be recognized by Latin Lawyer for our work,” said Frías Garcés, who is also a member of the firm’s Antitrust Litigation & Competition Regulation Practice. “This transaction offered us the opportunity to continue working with talented teams at Uber and elsewhere. We are thankful for the opportunity.”

About Greenberg Traurig Mexico: Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico City office offers clients innovative, strategic advice and legal services that span both traditional fields and contemporary regulatory sectors. The office has more than 60 bilingual attorneys who have been contributors to major national projects in Mexico and leverages the resources and reach of the firm’s global platform to provide clients with tailored legal services reflective of the specific industry and market conditions in which they operate. The Mexico City office is an integral part of the firm’s award-winning Latin America Practice, and has been recognized with leading banking, corporate, M&A, infrastructure, real estate, privacy, energy, administrative litigation, and competition practices in Mexico.

At Greenberg Traurig’s Latin America Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s award-winning Latin America Practice draws on resources from our offices around the world, bringing together a multidisciplinary team of lawyers to help clients identify business opportunities in Latin America. The team, which includes lawyers who have been chief legal officers at major multinational companies, has wide-ranging experience representing U.S. and international clients who do business in Latin America, as well as advising Latin American clients on their business ventures in the United States. The firm’s experience throughout the region enables the team to offer clients local knowledge and resources in the legal aspects of market opportunities, investments, financing, access to capital markets, governmental strategies, or international dispute resolution.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: