Davis Polk & Wardwell to launch in Brazil

Davis Polk & Wardwell has announced that it will launch a new office in Brazil later this year. The São Paulo office will be led by corporate partners Manuel Garciadiaz and Maurice Blanco, with a number of other partner rounding out the team, including corporate partners Andrés Gil, Michael Willisch and Nicholas Kronfeld, M&A partners John Amorosi, Michael Davis, Diane Kerr and Paul Kingsley, and credit and project finance partner Waide Warner. John Ettinger, managing partner of Davis Polk, said: “Having a permanent, physical presence in such a strategically important region will only enhance the position we have already achieved as the ‘go-to’ international firm for the most sophisticated and complex transactions in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America.”

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