Jonathan Kellner is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice and the Chair of the São Paulo office. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital, capital markets, bank finance, and investment funds for U.S. and Latin American corporations and financial institutions.
Mr. Kellner has experience working on transactions in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru, and he regularly transacts in Portuguese and Spanish.
- Duke University School of Law, J.D.
- Duke University School of Law, LL.M., International & Comparative Law
- University of Virginia, B.A.
Mergers & Acquisitions
- Advised Arezzo Indústria e Comércio S.A., a leader in the women’s footwear, handbags, and accessories market in Brazil, on the acquisition of assets from, and a licensing and distribution agreement in Brazil with, Vans.
- Advised Grupo ABC, the largest advertising agency in Brazil, in the sale of its stake in Pereira & O’Dell LLC to Serviceplan.
- Advised the selling shareholders on the sale of Agrosema Comercial Agrícola Ltda. to Nutrien Ltd.
- Advised Gavea Investimentos, a large Brazilian private equity fund, in its investment, together with Softbank and other leading investors, in VTEX.
- Advised Mubadala Capital in its investment in Prumo S.A.
- Advised PagSeguro Digital Ltd on its US$2.6 billion initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.
- Advised Temasek as selling shareholder in the R$3.4 billion initial public offering of Hidrovias do Brasil.
- Advised Cyrela Commercial Properties in connection with the formation of a joint venture with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for investments in the Brazilian commercial real estate sector.
- Advised AIYRA Empreendimentos e Participações Ltda. in the formation of a joint venture with GIC to invest in the Brazilian residential real estate market.
- Advised Equitas Venture I, LP in the creation of a venture capital fund for investments in Brazil.
- Paul Hastings Represents Alunorte and Paragominas as Offtakers of Brazil’s 586 MW Feijão combined wind and solar power project - June 3rd, 2022
- Moove Acquires PetroChoice from Golden Gate Capital - May 23rd, 2022
- Embraer and Aernnova Aerospace Complete Strategic Partnership Agreement - May 4th, 2022
- Paul Hastings Ranked in Top 3 of Latinvex’s 2022 Top International Law Firms - March 29th, 2022
- Paul Hastings Represented Placement Agents on Arezzo’s $158 Million Follow On Equity Offering - February 4th, 2022
- Embraer Creates Strategic Partnership With Aernnova Aerospace - January 12th, 2022
- Generate Capital Makes Equity Investment in Conasa Infraestrutura S.A. - January 6th, 2022
- SYN Sells São Paulo Properties to Brookfield Asset Management for $318 Million - December 2nd, 2021
- Paul Hastings Recognized in Legal 500 Latin America Guide - October 27th, 2021
- Paul Hastings Ranked in Top 3 International Law Firms by Latinvex - March 22nd, 2021
- EIG Global Energy Partners Sells Minority Stake in Transportadora Brasileira Gasduto - January 5th, 2021
- Paul Hastings Recognized in Legal 500 Latin America Guide - October 21st, 2020
- Locaweb Completes US$308 million Brazilian IPO - February 21st, 2020
- PagSeguro Closes $653 Million Follow-On Offering - October 25th, 2019
- Arezzo Signs Licensing and Distribution Agreement with Vans - October 4th, 2019
- Paul Hastings Energizes Houston Transactional Practice with Partner Duo, Continues Global Lateral Surge - October 1st, 2019
- Paul Hastings’ Leading Latin America Practice Welcomes Preeminent M&A/Capital Markets Team in São Paulo - August 8th, 2019
- Chapter 11: Introdução À Reorganização Judicial Nos EUA - July 21st, 2020
- Derivativos sob padrão ISDA e Notificação - April 20th, 2020
- PH COVID-19 Client Alert Series: Administrando Riscos, de Efeitos Adversos Relevantes (Material Adverse Effects) a Considerações Contratuais - March 23rd, 2020
- COVID-19 e Teorias Emergentes de Fraude Federal de Valores Mobiliários nos EUA - March 22nd, 2020
- PH COVID-19 Client Alert Series: Força Maior e a Doutrina da Frustração à luz da COVID-19 - March 19th, 2020
- PH COVID-19 Client Alert Series: Considerações para Investidores de Private Equity da Prática de Private Equity de Paul Hastings - March 9th, 2020
- COVID-19: Riscos de Contratação, Desempenho Contratual e Litígio - March 5th, 2020
- Unlocking Investment Opportunities in 2020: Privatizations in Brazil - January 23rd, 2020