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Marcello Hallake


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  • Georgetown University (LL.M. 1994); Louvain University (Belgium) (M.A. in Public and International Affairs 1994; J.D. 1993); Saint-Louis University (Belgium) (B.A. 1990)

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Marcello Hallake has more than 20 years of experience advising U.S., European, and Asian companies, financial institutions, and investment funds throughout Latin America and around the globe, as well as counseling Brazilian companies in international corporate and financial transactions. His practice focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, privatizations, private equity, projects, and other financing and strategic transactions. He also regularly counsels multinational companies in the energy, natural resources, infrastructure, telecommunications, media, and technology sectors, including in distressed M&A and on anticorruption and compliance issues.

Marcello advised Orange (France Telecom) in various M&A transactions in Latin America, including the $1.4 billion sale of Orange Dominicana; the acquisition and subsequent restructuring and divestiture of its investment in Intelig; the acquisition and subsequent sale of CTE of El Salvador; and the sale of Telecom Argentina. He recently represented Total Marketing Services in its acquisition of a 70 percent interest in V Energy, the Dominican Republic's fuel retailer. Other clients he has recently counseled on cross-border transactions include Algar Telecom, Electricité de France (EDF), ENGIE, Galp Energia, JBS, J&F Investimentos, Lagardere, Total, and Vale.

Marcello is a board member of several not-for-profit, civic, and cultural organizations, including Brazil Foundation (which he co-founded), CDI International (Change through Digital Inclusion), AlfaSol (Alfabetização Solidária), São Paulo's Museum of Image and Sound (MIS), and Paço das Artes Organização Social de Cultura. He is a former chair of the Committee on Inter-American Affairs of the New York City Bar Association and has spoken and written extensively on international legal matters.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Recognized in the areas of Energy & Natural Resources (Latin America-wide) by Chambers Global (2019) and Chambers Latin America (2019)

    Recommended in The Legal 500 Latin America for Corporate and M&A and Projects and Energy (2018)

    Listed in The Best Lawyers in Brazil (2019)

    Recommended by Who's Who Legal Brazil — Energy (2018)


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