Bio

Jonathan Lewis provides New York law and English law advice in a wide range of corporate transactions, including public and private offerings of equity and high-yield debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, financings, liability management and restructurings. Mr. Lewis regularly represents issuers, underwriters, selling shareholders and sponsors. He also has experience in preparing clients for becoming publicly traded companies and advising clients on corporate and securities compliance matters. Mr. Lewis’ notable recent matters in Brazil and Latin America include advising:

  • the initial purchasers of the following high-yield debt offerings:
    • Rumo S.A.’s US$500 million 5.875% senior notes due 2025;
    • Nexa Resources’ debut US$700 million 5.375% notes due 2027;
    • Fibria Celulose S.A.’s US$700 million senior notes due 2027 (a “green bond” issuance);
    • Cosan Limited’s debut US$500 million senior notes due 2024; and
    • Votorantim Cimentos S.A.’s €500 million 3.50% notes due 2022;
  • the issuers/guarantors of the following high-yield debt offerings:
    • Hidrovias do Brasil’s debut 5.950% senior notes due 2025;
    • Ultrapar Participacoes S.A.’s U$$750 million 5.25% notes due 2026; and
    • General Shopping Brasil S.A.’s private exchange of subordinated unsecured notes for new senior secured notes and global depositary shares;
  • the underwriters of the following equity offerings:
    • Nexa Resources S.A.’s US$500 million initial public offering (part of the Votorantim Group industrial conglomerate), including a registered public offering in the United States and Canada and the dual listing on the NYSE and TSX;
    • Rumo S.A.’s R$2.6 billion follow-on equity offering;
    • Energisa S.A.’s US$481 million follow-on offering of equity units; and
    • Vinci Shopping Centers Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário – FII’s offering of quotas;
  • the issuers of the following equity offerings:
    • FPC Par Corretora de Seguros’ initial public offering of common shares; and
    • Valid Soluções e Serviços de Segurança’s follow-on offering of common shares; and
    • the dealer managers of liability management transactions by Votorantim Cimentos, Banco BMG, Banco do Brasil and Banco Votorantim, among others.

Mr. Lewis also advised the following clients in relation to mergers and acquisitions:

  • Estre Ambiental S.A. in its business combination with Boulevard Acquisition Corp. II;
  • GP Investments Acquisition Corp. in its business combination with Rimini Street, Inc.;
  • GP Investments Acquisition Corp. in its proposed, but terminated, business combination with World Kitchen, LLC; and
  • BTG Pactual Group S.A. in the US$1.6 billion spin-off of a portion of its commodity trading unit.

Credentials

Education

  • Postgraduate Certificate In Laws, The College of Law, England & Wales, 2007
  • LL.B.(Hons), The University of Nottingham, 2006

Admissions

  • New York
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Foreign Consultant admitted by the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil — Secção de São Paulo (São Paulo Bar)

Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese

Jonathan A. Lewis