Cameron Dumans Royse

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Cameron Dumans Royse

Cameron Dumans Royse

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Biography

Cameron Dumans Royse is an associate based in São Paulo, Brazil. Qualified in New York and Australia, Cameron's practice is focused on corporate and project finance transactions involving representation of financial institutions, sponsors and companies on a wide range of financial and commercial transactions.

Fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, Cameron has represented clients across a variety of cross-border corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions including: mining, oil and gas, infrastructure and renewables projects, especially in Brazil and wider Latin America.


Professional experience

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LL.B, First Class Honours, Monash University

  • Australia Bar
  • New York State Bar

Bank Finance

Project Finance

  • Represented the syndicate of lenders led by Société Générale in connection with a US$811 million syndicated credit facility backed by the Italian export credit agency SACE S.p.A, involving the securitization of Peruvian government-backed payment rights known as "RPI-CAOs" for the extension of Lima Metro Line 2. The export credit agency-backed syndicated loan is the largest RPI-CAO deal ever financed under a credit facility financing structure in Peru. Awarded Infrastructure Project Finance Deal of the Year by Latin Lawyer and LatAm Deal of the Year by IJGlobal.
  • Represented the Colombian subsidiary of a Brazilian power generation and transmission holding company in a project financing for a transmission line in Colombia in the aggregate amount of US$163.5 million.  The deal was the first international project financing of a transmission line in Colombia.
  • Represented the Lenders in connection with a US$68.2 million project refinancing for a dual fuel reserve power plant in Colombia located in Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia. 
  • Represented the placement agent and note purchasers in connection with a securitization of Panamanian government-backed payment rights known as "CDNOs" and a private placement bond issuance pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act for the extension of Line 2 Panama Metro.
  • Represented the project sponsors in relation to ongoing matters in connection with the approximately US$330 million securitization of receivables in connection with a toll road project in Peru.
  • Represented a Latin American telecommunications company on the project financing of 298 "build-to-suit" telecommunication towers in Peru, which was extended by a Panamanian non-bank financial institution.
  • Represented the lender in relation to ongoing matters in connection with the project refinancing of a 50.4MW wind farm project in Uruguay.
  • Currently representing the project sponsor in connection with a development bank project financing for the construction of a biodiesel production plant in Uruguay.
  • Currently representing the lenders and note purchasers in connection with multiple project financing and refinancing of power plants in Colombia.

Corporate, Acquisition and Trade Finance

  • Represented a Brazilian logistics and transport company and certain of its subsidiaries in a US$250 million ESG-related financing with the private sector affiliate of a global development bank.
  • Represented a Latin American development bank in a US$300 million green loan to a large Argentine oil and gas and energy company.
  • Represented the lenders in connection with a pre-export finance facility agreement to a Brazilian iron ore export company in the aggregate amount of US$350 million backed by the Japanese export credit agency NEXI.
  • Represented the Lead Arrangers in connection with a senior secured term loan to two Paraguayan borrowers in the agribusiness sector in the aggregate amount of US$100 million.
  • Represented the lender in connection with an acquisition financing of a Brazilian cell tower company in the aggregate amount of US$300 million.
  • Represented the lender group in connection with a syndicated draft discount financing to a Peruvian consumer goods company and its Uruguayan subsidiary in the aggregate amount of US$224 million.
  • Ongoing representation of a number of Brazilian and international companies and financial institutions including large Brazilian pulp and cellulose producers, petrochemical companies and banks in connection with various derivatives transactions.
  • Represented a Spanish financial institution in relation to a PLN credit facility in the aggregate amount of PLN 184.6 million extended to a Polish convenience store and logistics company backed by the German export credit agency, Euler Hermes.
  • Represented the Latin American arm of a Singaporean commodities trading company in relation to separate pre-payment agreements and structured pre-export finance facilities with Brazilian oil companies in the aggregate amount of US$132 million.
  • Represented the Brazilian arm of a large Spanish financial institution in relation to a number of corporate guarantees and security arrangements with respect to several Latin American commodities trading companies.
  • Represented a Spanish financial institution in relation to a credit facility extended to a large Mexican steel producer backed by the Belgian export credit agency, Credendo.
  • Advised a Panamanian state-owned bank in connection with two credit facilities in the aggregate amount of US$510 million, both guaranteed by the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA).
  • Represented of the Brazilian arm of a large Spanish financial institution on the restructuring and amendment of its notes program in the aggregate amount of US$150 million.
  • Represented a global wheel manufacturer in the renegotiation of a US$90 million credit facility.
  • Represented the initial purchasers in connection with a parent company guarantee issued by a Mauritian parent company guaranteeing obligations of its Brazilian subsidiary under a local Brazilian debentures offering.
  • Represented a Singaporean power production company in its corporate reorganization and refinancing of an AUD$300 million credit facility.

Debt Restructuring

  • Represented Biosev S.A., Biosev Bioenergia S.A., Hédera Investimentos e Participações S.A. and other affiliates of the Luis Dreyfus Group in connection with the R$7 billion financial debt restructuring of Biosev S.A. and Biosev Bioenergia S.A..  The transaction was carried out over more than 12 months, involving more than 15 domestic and international financial institutions, multi-jurisdictional parties (including multiple agents and escrow agents) and a variety of restructured debt instruments. The debt restructuring was negotiated and implemented simultaneously with the acquisition of Biosev S.A. by Raízen S.A., all conducted during the registration of Raízen S.A.'s initial public offering. Named Deal of the Year by Global Trade Review magazine.
  • Represented one of the creditors in connection with a R$2.6 billion financial debt restructuring of a Brazilian port and logistics company.
  • Represented the lender group in connection with the restructuring of the U.S. dollar denominated debt portfolio of a large Brazilian sugar and ethanol producer in the aggregate amount of approximately US$75 million.
  • Represented the a large Brazilian arms manufacturer in connection with reorganization and amendments to its debt portfolio in the aggregate amount of approximately R$123 million.

Capital Markets

Registered Offerings

  • Represented the joint bookrunners and global coordinators in an approximately US$1.9 billion secondary offering of the common shares and ADSs owned by a state-owned Brazilian financial institution of a NYSE listed state-owned Brazilian oil and gas company.
  • Represented a Brazilian fintech and technology company, as issuer, on the approximately US$380 million initial public offering and NYSE listing of its ADSs.
  • Represented the underwriters in connection with a US$1.3 billion initial public offering and NASDAQ listing of the common shares of a Brazilian fintech company with a concurrent private placement in the aggregate amount of US$100 million.
  • Represented the underwriters in connection with a US$210.2 million initial public offering and NASDAQ listing of the common shares of a Brazilian digital education company.

Unregistered Offerings

  • Represented the international placement agents and Brazilian underwriters in connection with an approximately R$600 million initial public offering and B3 stock exchange listing of a Brazilian real estate developer with a concurrent offering outside of Brazil pursuant to Rule 144A/Regulation S.
  • Represented a large Brazilian energy company, as issuer, and certain selling shareholders on its US$956 million initial public offering and B3 stock exchange listing with a concurrent offering outside of Brazil pursuant to Rule 144A/Regulation S.
  • Represented a large Brazilian sportswear and apparel retailer, as issuer, on its R$772 million initial public offering and B3 stock exchange listing with a concurrent offering outside of Brazil pursuant to Rule 144A/Regulation S.
  • Represented the placement agents in connection with a US$685 million secondary offering of common shares of a Brazilian healthcare company with a concurrent offering outside of Brazil pursuant to Rule 144A/Regulation S.
  • Represented a large Brazilian energy company, as issuer, and certain selling shareholders in connection with a R$1.1 billion secondary offering of its common shares with a concurrent offering outside of Brazil pursuant to Rule 144A/Regulation S.
  • Represented a Brazilian transport company as issuer and certain selling shareholders in connection with a R$1.4 billion secondary offering of its common shares with a concurrent offering outside of Brazil pursuant to Rule 144A/Regulation S.
  • Represented the initial purchases in the Rule 144A/Regulation S offer and sale of notes in the aggregate amount of US$600 million by a Brazilian public utilities company.
  • Represented the initial purchasers in connection with the Rule 144A/Regulation S offer and sale of notes in the aggregate amount of US$250 million by an Austrian subsidiary of a Brazilian pulp and cellulose producer.

M&A and Other

  • Represented a Brazilian pulp and cellulose producer, in the renegotiation of certain of its corporate finance and derivatives agreements in connection with its approximately US$11 billion merger with another large Brazilian pulp and cellulose producer. Awarded M&A Deal of the Year by Latin Lawyer.
  • Represented a large Japanese chemical company on its agreement to purchase of an ASX-listed Australian agricultural chemical company's crop protection business in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Chile. The deal was valued AUD$1.1 billion (on a net debt, net cash basis) and included a two year supply agreement and a transitional services agreement.
  • Representation of a dual HKSX/ASX-200 listed mining company on its prospective bid for a large Peruvian mining asset.
  • Represented a Canadian asset management firm in connection with its acquisition of a significant minority interest in a dual ASX-TSX listed mining company with assets in Burkina Faso.
  • Represented a Qatari investment company in its AUD$135 million takeover of an ASX-listed fashion retailer.
  • Represented a large ASX-listed energy company in drafting gas purchase agreements.
  • "Application to Obtain Bank Guarantee Under the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld)," Australian Resources and Energy Law Journal Vol. 36, Issue 1, June 2017
  • Creole
  • French
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish