Violeta Libergott has significant experience in M&A, private equity, and other cross-border corporate transactions, with a particular focus on transactions involving private and public companies in Latin American markets, particularly Brazil.
Violeta advised ENGIE in connection with its winning bid to acquire TAG from Petrobras for $8.6 billion in a competitive auction, the largest cash acquisition and privatization to date in Brazil. She has worked with clients such as Verizon, NII Holdings, and General Electric in multijurisdictional transactions.
Violeta also has experience representing leading global companies in their internal corporate investigations involving Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA), money laundering, and corruption matters. She has particular experience in pre/post-acquisition FCPA due diligence, which has become an increasingly important area in which to mitigate risk when doing business in Latin America.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Violeta was an associate at a prominent Brazilian law firm, where she advised private and public companies in M&A, structuring investments in Brazil, and in general corporate matters, including corporate governance. She also has experience in capital markets, including issuance of securities in Brazil.
- Columbia University (LL.M. 2015; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar); Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) (LL.B. 2010)
- Brazil and New York
- English, Portuguese