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The firm’s Latin America Practice attorneys were also finalists for two additional deal awards

MIAMI – May 15, 2024 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP received the Latin Lawyer 2023 “Deal of Year” award in the Regulatory category for its representation of Hapag-Lloyd. The firm was also shortlisted in the M&A Public Companies and Private Equity categories.

Greenberg Traurig attorneys advised Hapag-Lloyd, one of the world’s leading liner shipping companies, on all antitrust procedures in connection with the company’s $1 billion acquisition of SAAM, the leading provider of port towage services in the Americas and ranked third globally. Hapag-Lloyd’s transaction was approved unconditionally by the relevant antitrust authorities of all countries involved.

Latin Lawyer announced the winners of the 18th annual Deal of the Year Awards May 9 during an awards ceremony at Hotel Unique in São Paulo, which recognizes landmark Latin American deals and cases across 11 categories.

Greenberg Traurig was also shortlisted in the following categories:

  • M&A Public Companies: Served as counsel to Guatemala’s Grupo Hame, one of Latin America’s largest palm oil producers and one of the biggest independent banana producers in the world, in its acquisition of Peruvian agribusiness Agrokasa, one of Peru’s largest produce exporters. The Greenberg Traurig team was led by the Co-Chair of the firm’s Latin America Practice Antonio Peña.
  • Private Equity: Advised MXT Holdings, a Mexico-based telecommunications infrastructure company, in its sale to ARDIAN, a leading global private equity firm. This transaction was ARDIAN’s first investment in Mexico. The Greenberg Traurig team was led by Mexico City Corporate Shareholder José Antonio Butrón Quintero.

“These recognitions reflect Greenberg Traurig’s deep understanding of the Latin America market gained over decades spent helping companies navigate the complex cross-border legal and regulatory landscape,” said Miami office Co-Managing Shareholder Yosbel A. Ibarra, who led the Greenberg Traurig deal team that advised Hapag-Lloyd with New York Antitrust Shareholder Stephen M. Pepper.

Other team members who advised Hapag-Lloyd included Washington, D.C. International Trade Shareholder Cyril (Cy) Brennan, Fort Lauderdale Litigation Shareholder Jeffrey Allan Hirsch, Miami Intellectual Property & Technology Shareholder Manuel R. Valcarcel IV, Chicago Benefits & Compensation Shareholder Brian Witkowski, Fort Lauderdale Insurance Of Counsel Christian Brito, Washington, D.C., Antitrust Of Counsel Tarica Chambliss, Washington, D.C., International Trade Of Counsel Sonali Dohale, Miami Corporate Associate Valentín I. Arenas, Mexico City Corporate Associate Humberto Molina, Fort Lauderdale Litigation Associate Sabrina D. Niewialkouski, and Washington, D.C. International Trade Associate Francisco J. Vélez.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2750 attorneys in 47 locations in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 500. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 6.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab. The firm is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program and is a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: