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Arnaldo C. Rego, Jr.

Arnaldo Rego Jr. primarily handles international cross-border transactions, advising foreign clients in acquisitions and transactions in the U.S. and U.S. clients in acquisitions abroad. He also advises startup, early-stage, and well-established technology companies in a broad range of matters, including blockchain, cryptosecurities, and cryptocurrency. Arnaldo has worked for several New York-based global firms in their New York and São Paulo offices, where he gained experience in cross-border debt and equity capital markets transactions; mergers and acquisitions; corporate financing; private equity financing and investment; corporate, joint venture and partnership structuring; and financial technology, including blockchain and cryptocurrency. He recently advised Avianca Holdings, S.A., holding company for Avianca (Colombia) and Taca Airlines, in the reprofiling of more than US $4.5 billion of the group’s debt obligations.

Concentrations

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Capital markets
  • Private equity financing
  • Fintech, blockchain, and cryptocurrency

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Avianca Holdings, S.A., the Panamanian holding company for a group of Central and South American airline companies, in its US $550 million exchange offer of Senior Notes due 2020 for Senior Secured Notes due 2023.
  • Represented a Mexican multinational food processing and distribution company in its $1 billion 10-year senior notes offering.°
  • Represented a Mexican multinational conglomerate in its inaugural $1 billion 10-year and 20-year senior notes offering.°
  • Represented a Mexico-based company engaged in the financial industry in its $400 million inaugural international notes offering.°
  • Represented the initial purchasers in a Mexican telecommunications company’s $150 million 10-year senior notes offering and related exchange offer and consent solicitation.°
  • Represented a global automotive parts manufacturing company in its $500 million 10-year senior notes offering.°
  • Represented the initial purchasers in the largest Mexican REIT’s inaugural $1 billion 10-year and 30-year senior notes offering; the first international debt offering by a Mexican REIT.°
  • Represented a leading precious metals group based in Mexico in its inaugural $800 million 10-year senior notes offering.°
  • Represented a leading Mexican retail company in its $250 million 8-year senior notes offering and $200 million notes exchange offer for cash.°
  • Represented a Mexican chemical manufacturing company in its inaugural $650 million 10-year senior notes offering and subsequent $300 million 10-year senior notes offering.°
  • Represented one of the largest retail and commercial banks in Paraguay in its inaugural $200 million 5-year senior notes offering.°
  • Represented the initial purchasers in one of the largest fixed and mobile telephone operator in Brazil’s $1.5 billion 10-year senior notes offering.°
  • Represented a Brazilian Bank headquartered in Belo Horizonte in its inaugural $125 million 10-year subordinated notes offering.°
  • Represented one of the leading Brazilian airlines in its $300 million 10-year senior notes offering.°
  • Represented the initial purchasers in one of the world’s largest pulp and paper company’s $750 million notes offering and related exchange offer and consent solicitation.°
  • Represented a large group of shareholders in the tender of restricted securities of an international e-commerce company listed on the NASDAQ and the Paris Stock Exchange.°
  • Represented a Mexican REIT dedicated to the acquisition, development and operations of shopping centers in Mexico in its $380 million global offering of real estate trust certificates.°
  • Represented the initial purchasers in a Mexican REIT’s $400 million initial international offering of its trust certificates.°
  • Represented the underwriters in a Mexican low-cost airline’s $400 million SEC-registered initial public offering (IPO).°
  • Represented a Mexican chemical manufacturing company in its $900 million IPO.°
  • Represented a global automotive parts manufacturing company in its $680 million IPO.°
  • Represented one of the largest Brazilian electric power transmission company in its 1.8 billion reais re-IPO, which won Latin Finance’s Deal of the Year.°
  • Represented the placement agents in one of the largest Brazilian retail companies’ 805 million reais IPO.°
  • Represented a Brazilian real estate company in its follow-on equity offering.°
  • Represented the placement agents in a Brazilian building company’s follow-on equity offering.°
  • Represented a leading provider of customer relationship management and business process outsourcing solutions in its acquisition of a minority interest in, and the restructuring of, a software company.°
  • Represented a U.S. technology company conglomerate in the sale of one of its subsidiaries.°
  • Represented the acquirer in the private acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a ride-sharing-platform technology company.°
  • Represented the acquirer in the private acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a nonprofit software solution and online fundraising platform-development company.°
  • Represented an aerospace component repair and overhaul company in its sale to a British engineering business specializing in aerospace equipment.°
  • Represented the acquirer in the acquisition of a caustic soda plant in Brazil.°
  • Represented the acquirer in the acquisition of a data center in Brazil.°
  • Represented private equity firm in its takeover of a facilities-based telecommunications provider.°
  • Represented Avianca Holdings, S.A., the Panamanian holding company for a group of Central and South American airline companies, including Colombia-based Avianca and El Salvador-based Taca Airlines, in its reprofiling of more than U.S. $4.5 billion of debt obligations.
  • Represented a large privately held group of retirement facilities in the restructuring of its mezzanine financing loan facility with several institutional banks.°
  • Represented a publicly traded technology-development company in its private equity capital raise.°
  • Represented a private cryptocurrency-mining company in its private equity capital raise.°
  • Represented an internet cash-back and rewards-program company in its private equity capital raise.°
  • Represented a Brazilian restaurant group in its private equity capital raise for its U.S. operations.°
  • Represented a cryptocurrency-trading fund in its private equity capital raise.°
  • Represented a gasoline station investment group in its private equity and portfolio loan structure capital raise.°
  • Represented a Brazilian investment group in its private equity investment in a U.S. real estate development project.°
  • Represented several private companies in their pre-ICO private placements of tokens and analyzed and structured their initial coin offerings from a securities law compliance standpoint.°
  • Represented one of the leading providers of bitcoin ATMs and cryptocurrency-payment solutions in its corporate structuring and governance, and other general corporate legal matters.°
  • Represented a publicly traded technology-development company in the development of its crypto-gold platform from a securities law and compliance perspective.°
  • Represented the borrower in a $1.5 million loan collateralized by bitcoin.°
  • Represented a private cryptocurrency-mining company in its U.S. dollar and bitcoin-denominated debt financing.°
  • Represented a preoperational crypto-securities exchange in its initial capital raise and subsequent ICO.°
  • Represented a provider of digital-rewards programs for multinational companies in its expansion and eventual token sale in the United States.°
  • Represented a cryptocurrency-trading fund in structuring and conducting its operations in the United States and Mexico.°
  • Represented a leading provider of full-service logistics and distribution services in general corporate matters and its mergers and acquisitions in the United States and Latin America.°
  • Represented a privately held investment fund in its restructuring, including the changing of its domicile from Europe to the British Virgin Islands.°
  • Represented one of the largest Brazilian nutritional supplement manufacturers and distributors in structuring and conducting its operations in the United States.°
  • Represented a worldwide content-delivery network and cloud-services provider in general corporate matters and in its efforts to expand its operations to Latin America.°
  • Represented an internet cash-back and rewards-program company in its formation, corporate structuring, and operations in the United States.°
  • Represented a Brazilian real estate investment group in the structuring and formation of a real estate investment vehicle in the United States.°
  • Represented a Brazilian power company listed in the NYSE in its U.S. securities laws filings and in general corporate matters.°
  • Represented the largest Brazilian retail company listed in the NYSE in its U.S. securities laws filings and general corporate matters.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Rego prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

  • Social Science Research Analyst, Social Security Administration, 2005-2006
  • Intern, World Intellectual Property Organization, 2007

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 Latin America Guide, "Latin America: International – Corporate and M&A," 2021
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2009
  • B.A., with honors, Boston College, 2004
Admissions
  • Florida
  • New York
Languages
  • Spanish, Fluent
  • Portuguese, Fluent