Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright recently took home four major project and financing awards at LatinFinance's Sixth Annual Latin America Project and Infrastructure Finance event, the annual recognition of the top deals in Latin America and the Caribbean.
LatinFinance, which covers the financial markets and economies of Latin America and the Caribbean, bestowed these awards:
Renewable Energy Financing of the Year and Project Sponsor of the Year: Enel Green Power
Arturo Sferruzza (Milan) led a team that advised Enel Green Power S.p.A. (EGP) as sponsor and three project companies as borrowers (Villanueva Solar, Parque Solar Don José and Parque Solar Villanueva Tres) on a US$605 million limited recourse financing of a 1 GW portfolio of solar PV parks in Mexico comprised of Villanueva I (470 MW), Villanueva III (350 MW) and Don José (220 MW).
Water Treatment Financing of the Year: BRK Ambiental
Charles Johnson (Sao Paulo) led a team that advised BRK Ambiental on financing provided by IDB and IDB Invest totaling BRL 324 million for the buildout of waste water facilities in northeast Brazil.
Port Financing of the Year: Itapoá
A team led by Silvia Fazio (Sao Paulo and London) and Michael McCourt (Sao Paulo) served as international counsel to Porto Itapoá on the BRL 450 million financing for the expansion of the existing yard, wharf and handling capacity of its container port located in Santa Catarina, Brazil. The financing was provided by IDB Invest, ING Bank N.V. and Banco ABC Brasil S.A.
Mining Financing of the Year: Fruta del Norte
A cross-border team led by Geoffrey Gilbert (Ottawa) advised on the US$350 million senior secured project finance debt facility used to fund the development and construction of the Fruta del Norte gold project in Ecuador.
The LatinFinance Project and Infrastructure Finance Awards recognize the best work of the past year in Latin American infrastructure finance and investment. The winners are determined by LatinFinance's editorial staff based on an exhaustive selection process involving examination of data and in-depth feedback and discussions with market participants.