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Diana C. Balassiano

Associate, Corporate Department

London

Phone: 44-020-3023-5196
Fax: 44-020-3023-5496

Overview

Diana Balassiano is an associate in the Securities and Capital Markets department based in the London office of Paul Hastings. Ms. Balassiano focuses her practice on capital markets and corporate transactions, including representing Brazilian issuers and underwriters in significant equity and debt offerings.

Education

  • University of Columbia Law School, L.L.M 2017
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, PUC-Rio, B.A./LL.B. 2012

Representations

Capital Markets

  • Represented the underwriters in connection with the R$1.35 billion IPO and São Paulo listing of the common shares of Três Tentos Agroindustrial S.A., a Brazilian agribusiness leader in the grains and biofuel businesses
  • Represented the underwriters in connection with two offerings of sustainability-linked notes by Suzano Austria GmbH and its parent guarantor, Suzano S.A., one of the world's largest pulp and paper producers, with an aggregate value of US$1.5 billion
  • Represented the dealer managers in connection with a US$500 million high-yield senior unsecured notes offering and tender offer by BRF S.A., a Brazilian foods manufacturer, a subsequent debt retap of such notes in the amount of US$300 million, and a tender offer by BRF for a class of its outstanding senior notes up to US$180 million
  • Represented the underwriters in connection with a R$1.97 billion follow-on equity offering by EcoRodovias Infraestrutura e Logística S.A., the largest highway concession operator in Brazil
  • Represented the dealer managers in connection with a tender offer by CEMIG Geração e Transmissão S.A. for a class of its outstanding senior notes up to US$500 million
  • Represented Orizon Valorização de Resíduos S.A., a Brazil-based waste treatment and biogas producer, in its R$487 million IPO and São Paulo listing
  • Represented the underwriters in connection with a R$2.8 billion follow-on equity offering by Locaweb Serviços de Internet S.A., a Brazil-based internet technology company
  • Represented the underwriters and dealer managers in connection with a US$500 million bond offering and a concurrent tender offer and consent solicitation by a finance subsidiary of Hidrovias do Brasil S.A., a Brazilian waterway logistics company
  • Represented the underwriters in connection with the R$1.03 billion IPO and São Paulo listing of the common stock of Lavvi Empreendimentos Imobiliários S.A., a Brazilian real estate company
  • Represented the underwriters in connection with the R$1.94 billion IPO and São Paulo listing of the common shares of Lojas Quero-Quero S.A., a Brazilian home improvement retailing company
  • Represented Boa Safra Sementes S.A., a Brazilian soybean seed producer, in connection with its R$400 million IPO and São Paulo listing of common shares
  • Represented the underwriters in connection with the R$1.2 billion IPO and São Paulo listing of the shares of Locaweb Serviços de Internet S.A., a Brazil-based internet technology company
  • Represented Log-In Logística Intermodal S.A., a Brazil-based logistics and transportation company, in connection with its R$532 million follow-on equity offering
  • Represented Brazilian fintech company PagSeguro Digital Ltd. in its SEC-registered follow-on equity offering, which raised more than US$653 million

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Advised Gavea Investimentos, a large Brazilian private equity fund, in its investment, together with Softbank and other leading investors, in VTEX.

Languages

English
Portuguese

Admissions

New York Bar
Rio De Janeiro Foreign Legal Consultant

Education

Columbia Law School, LL.M. 2017
Fundacao Getulio Vargas, LL.M. 2015

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