Big Deals

Softbank/Sprint Nextel; T-Mobile/MetroPCS; UnitedHealth/Amil

, The American Lawyer


For target Amil Participações S.A. (Rio de Janeiro)

In-House: General counsel Henrique Freire de Oliveira Souza and attorneys Geny Guedes de Queiroz Van Erven and Márcio Alexandre Salvador.

LeFosse Advogados: Corporate and finance: Sérgio Machado, Carlos Barbosa Mello, and associates Mirella Mie Abe, Lucas Baptistella, Rafael Erlinger, and Gabriel Silva. Tax: Gustavo Lian Haddad and associate Gustavo Paes. Labor and employment: counsel Mariá Guitti. (All are in São Paulo.) The firm also advised Amil's controlling shareholders. LeFosse represented the company on its 2007 IPO.

Linklaters: M&A: Alberto Luzarraga and associates Peter Cohen-Millstein, Gabriel Silva, and Thomas Wright. Tax: Gordon Warnke and counsel Francisco Duque. Antitrust: associate Antonia Sherman. (All are in New York.) Linklaters is affiliated with LeFosse.

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