Marie ElenaAngulo

Of Counsel

Miami + 1.305.714.9705

Marie Elena Angulo has more than 20 years of experience in a wide range of public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, including project bonds, IPOs, follow-on offerings, private placements, and privatizations. She has represented issuers and investment banks in capital raisings in Africa, Australia, Europe, Hong Kong, Latin America, and the UK, as well as the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.

Marie Elena's recent experience includes representing Autopistas del Sol in the first concurrent local and international bond issuance in Costa Rica and first offering of project bonds out of a noninvestment grade Central American country.

From 1994 to 2010, she worked with leading law firms in Argentina, London, and New York. Her European experience includes advising Hikma Pharmaceuticals on its London Stock Exchange IPO and the underwriters on the IPOs of 3Legs Resources, blinkx, Debenhams, ENAGAS, Lamprell, Max Property, Nobia, and Safestore and the rights issues of Aquarius Platinum, Imperial Tobacco, Lonmin, and Rexam. Her Latin American experience includes acting for Disco, Madeco, Quiñenco, and Transportadora de Gas del Sur on their capital raisings and the underwriters in Repsol's SEC-registered offering in connection with its acquisition of YPF.

Marie Elena is active in the Firm's Laredo Project, advocating for asylum seekers fleeing violence in their home country. She is a member of the American Bar Association and serves as co-chairman of the International Law Section's International Securities & Capital Markets Committee. She was raised in Puerto Rico and is fluent in Spanish.

Experience

  • Cable Onda completes $600 million notes offeringJones Day represented Cable Onda, a Panamanian subsidiary of Millicom International Cellular, in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 4.500% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • IDB Invest provides $50 million dual tranche loan to Banco Regional to fund agribusiness enterprises in ParaguayJones Day represented IDB Invest, the private sector institution of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, in connection with a $50 million dual tranche loan provided to Banco Regional de Paraguay.
  • Autopistas del Sol, S.A. completes $300 million Rule 144A and Reg S offering and concurrent public offering of $50.75 million of Senior Secured Notes in Costa RicaJones Day represented Autopistas del Sol, S.A. in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by Autopistas del Sol of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 7.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2030.
  • Asylum granted to unaccompanied minors from GuatemalaJones Day successfully represented sisters K.C. and K.S., two unaccompanied minors from Guatemala, in obtaining asylum utilizing a novel "Cinderella" theory.
  • Peel Hunt acts as sponsor, financial adviser, and broker on IPO on Main Market by Regional REIT LimitedJones Day advised Peel Hunt LLP, as sponsor, financial adviser, and broker, in connection with the IPO on the London Stock Exchange's Main Market of Regional REIT Limited, a new commercial property investment trust focusing on commercial real estate outside London and the southeast, valuing the company at £275 million (US$415 million).
  • Asbury Automotive completes $200 million offering of Senior Subordinated NotesJones Day represented Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., one of the largest automotive retailers in the U.S., in connection with its issuance of an additional $200 million aggregate principal amount of 6.0% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2024 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • PT Arpeni restructures in excess of $420 million of debtJones Day represents PT Arpeni Pratama Ocean Line Tbk as its international legal counsel in connection with its efforts to restructure in excess of $420 million of debt, including in excess of $100 million of US$ denominated bonds.
  • Arendal issues up to $25 million of 10.5% Notes in Regulation S offeringJones Day represented Arendal S. de R.L. de C.V., a Mexican engineering, procurement, and construction company, in connection with the issuance of up to $25 million of 10.5% Notes due 2016 in a Regulation S offering.
  • Orange successfully completes $4.4 billion tender offer for JazztelJones Day advised Orange SA, a leading global telecommunications company, in connection with the €3.4 billion (US$4.4 billion) friendly tender cash offer at €13 ($16) a share for the acquisition of Jazztel, a listed Spanish company and fourth operator in the telecoms market in Spain.
  • Public nonprofit gallery receives corporate, employment, and tax adviceJones Day London is providing corporate, employment and tax advice to the Drawing Room, a charity which operates the only public nonprofit gallery in Europe dedicated to the study and presentation of international contemporary drawing.
  • Nexteer Automotive Group completes IPO on Main Board of Hong Kong Stock ExchangeJones Day acted as a special counsel to Nexteer Automotive Group Limited, one of the world's leading steering and driveline suppliers, in connection with its global offering and listing of shares on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Citigroup underwrites Kenya Airways rights issue, the largest ever in East AfricaJones Day advised Citigroup Global Markets Limited in connection with a rights issue by Kenya Airways Limited, Sub-Saharan Africa's third largest airline and the national flag carrier of Kenya, to raise 14.5 billion Kenyan shillings (US$172 million).
  • Base Resources signs $170 million syndicated project finance facilities and completes A$170 million placement and rights issueJones Day advised Base Resources Limited, a minerals exploration and development company, on the U.S. aspects of its placement and rights issue to raise approximately A$170 million.
  • The following represents selected experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Represented Autonomy Corporation plc in a £233 million placing of ordinary shares in London and elsewhere outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S in connection with the US$775 million acquisition of Interwoven, underwritten by Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and Deutsche Bank.

    Represented Citigroup, Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, HSBC, KBC Securities, Lloyds TSB, RBS Hoare Govett, and Société Générale in Avis Europe plc's £151 million rights issue on the London Stock Exchange and concurrent Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.

    Represented Citigroup, RBS Hoare Govett, Greenhill, Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas, HSBC, and Lloyds TSB in Rexam PLC's £350 million rights issue on the London Stock Exchange and concurrent Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.

    Represented Citigroup and J.P. Morgan Cazenove in Lonmin Plc's US$457 million rights issue in London and South Africa and concurrent Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.

    Represented Citigroup, RBS Hoare Govett, Morgan Stanley, and Lehman Brothers in Imperial Tobacco's £4.9 billion rights issue on the London Stock Exchange in connection with the acquisition of Altadis and concurrent Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.

    Represented Citigroup and Merrill Lynch in the admission of the entire issued share capital of Safestore plc to the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and related £238 million global offer pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S.

    Represented Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and Credit Suisse in the admission of the entire issued share capital of Debenham plc to the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and related £1 billion global offer pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S.

    Represented Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan Cazenove in Capital & Regional PLC's £69 million firm placing and placing and open offer on the London Stock Exchange and concurrent Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.

    Represented Jefferies International Limited in in the admission to trading on AIM of the entire issued share capital of 3Legs Resources plc and related £77 million global offer of ordinary shares pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S.

    Represented Jefferies International Limited and Close Brothers Seydler Bank in relation to a placing by Dialog Semiconductor Plc, an English company admitted to trading on the Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, to raise €43.8 million in Germany, London, and elsewhere outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S.

    Represented Jefferies International Limited, as co-lead manager and placement agent, in connection with a rights issue by Jazztel plc, an English company listed on the Spanish Stock Exchanges, to raise €82 million in Spain and elsewhere outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S.

    Represented Jefferies International Limited in the admission to trading on AIM of the entire issued share capital of Hellenic Carriers Limited and related US$60 million initial public offering in London and elsewhere outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S.

    Represented Jefferies International Limited in the admission to trading on AIM of the entire issued share capital of Globus Maritime Limited and related £25 million initial public offering in London and elsewhere outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S.

    Represented J.P. Morgan Cazenove in the admission to trading on AIM of the entire issued share capital of Lamprell plc and related £230 million global offer of ordinary shares pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S.

    Represented Johnston Press Plc in a £169 million rights issue and concurrent Rule 144A and Regulation S offering underwritten by Deutsche Bank.

    Represented Macquarie Capital, as placing agents, in San Leon Energy's £59 million placing of ordinary shares in London and elsewhere outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S.

    Represented Merrill Lynch and Euroz Securities Limited in Aquarius Platinum's £125 million rights issue in London, Australia, and South Africa and elsewhere outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S.

    Represented Merrill Lynch and Liberum Capital in Talvivaara Mining Company Plc's £71 million placing of ordinary shares in London and elsewhere outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S.

    Represented Merrll Lynch, Jefferies International Limited, and Morgan Stanley in Afren plc's US$126 million placing of ordinary shares in London and elsewhere outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S.

    Represented Morgan Stanley and Oriel Securities in the admission to trading on AIM of the entire issued share capital of Max Property Group and related £200 million initial public offering in London and elsewhere outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S.

    Represented RBS Hoare Govett and J.P. Morgan Cazenove in Marston's PLC £175 million rights issue on the London Stock Exchange and concurrent Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.

    Speaking Engagements

    • October 2017
      Latest Global Trends in Regulation of Insider Trading and Market Abuse, ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting
    • November 3-4, 2016
      Cyber security: how to limit breaches and exposure, 3rd Annual IBA Corporate Governance Conference
    • May 25, 2016
      Cross-Border Business Combinations, ABA Section of International Law Program. International Securities and Capital Markets Committee
    • October 23, 2015
      A Chinese Mega IPO Goes Public in a Globalized Capital Market: Lessons and Choices (A Fictionalized Dramatization), ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting, International Securities and Capital Markets Committee
    • September 16, 2014
      Developments in SEC and CVM Regulations for Easing Issuer Market Access, PLI's Second Annual Institute on Current Developments in Latin America Cross-Border Securities Transactions
    • September 17, 2013
      Developments in SEC and CVM Regulations for Easing Issuer Market Access, PLI’s First Annual Institute on Current Developments in Latin American Cross-Border Securities Transactions
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