Mr. Areno has worked on more than 40 offerings, including of Banco BTG Pactual, Azul, Ultrapar, Cosan, Tarpon, BR Malls, Iguatemi, MetLife and Banco do Brasil. In addition, he has been involved in several mergers and acquisitions, including representing Deutsche Bank AG as financial advisor to Enersis Américas S.A. (Chile) in the US$22 billion restructuring of certain companies controlled by Enel (recognized as a 2017 Global Finance Deal of the Year (Insolvency and Restructuring) by The American Lawyer), AmBev’s US$1.2 billion acquisition of Cervecería Nacional Dominicana and Vale’s US$3.8 billion acquisition of the Brazilian fertilizer business of Bunge Limited.
Mr. Areno is regularly ranked among the leading professionals in his field, including repeatedly being named by Latinvex as one of Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers in Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A, in Chambers Global for Capital Markets: International and in Chambers Latin America for Capital Markets. Mr. Areno was also selected as a 2018 Client Choice Awards winner in the mergers and acquisitions category and listed as an Expert in 2018 by Who’s Who Legal: Brazil for both M&A and Capital Markets and Who’s Who Legal: Corporate for M&A. In addition, Mr. Areno was listed in Best Lawyers in Brazil 2020 and as a Notable Practitioner by IFLR1000 2018.