Marcello Hallake

Marcello Hallake focuses his practice on advising U.S., European, and Asian companies, financial institutions, and investment funds in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, privatizations, private equity, and other financing transactions, particularly in the area of projects, in Latin America and around the globe as well as counseling Brazilian and Latin American companies in cross-border transactions. He also has extensive transactional experience advising companies in the energy, infrastructure, telecommunications, media, and technology sectors, including in distressed M&A and in connection with FCPA and compliance matters.

Marcello advised Orange in various transactions in Latin America, including the $1.4 billion sale of Orange Dominicana, its subsidiary in the Dominican Republic; the acquisition and subsequent restructuring and divestiture of its investment in Intelig Telecomunicações Ltda. of Brazil; the acquisition and subsequent divestiture of Compania de Telecomunicaciones de El Salvador S.A. de C.V.; and the sale of Telecom Argentina. He recently represented Total Marketing Services in connection with its acquisition of a 70 percent interest in V Energy, the Dominican Republic's fuel retailer. Other clients that Marcello has counseled on cross-border matters include Banco Votorantim, Eutelsat, Faurecia, Galp Energia, Globo Comunicações e Participações, JBS, Lagardere, Petrobras, Sinochem, and Vale. [1]