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Maurice Blanco

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

New York, NY, USA

Mr. Blanco is a partner in Davis Polk's Corporate Department, practicing in the firm 's Spain and Latin America Practice Group He has worked on public and private debt and equity offerings, exchange offers and debt restructurings by U S. and non-U.S. issuers in a variety of industries. Mr. Blanco also regularly advises U.S. and non-U .S. corporate clients with respect to general corporate matters, including corporate governance, SEC and Sarbanes-Oxley matters.


  • The initial public offerings (one of the largest ever in Latin America) of BM&F (the Brazilian futures exchange)
  • Rights offerings by Enersis and Banco Santander
  • The initial public offerings of Arcos Dorados, Adecoagro, Corporacion lnmobiliaria Vesta, Smiles, Lojas Renner, Vivax, Brascan, lnpar, SEB and many other Latin American issuers
  • Follow-on equity offerings by Arcos Dorados, Adecoagro, Almacenes Exito, Banco do Brasil, Copa Airlines, Anhanguera and SLC Agricola
  • High-yield debt offerings by Arcos Dorados, Automotores Gildemeister, Banreservas, Cash America, Geopark, Gol Airlines, Grupo Posadas, Kodak, lndependencia, PDVSA and other Latin American issuers
  • Investment-grade debt offerings by Aruba , Emgesa, Banco do Brasil, Bci, Banco Santander Chile , Banco Estado, Telefonica Moviles Chile and Telefonica Chile
  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 notes offerings by Banco do Brasil
  • Debt restructurings of Maxcom, lndependencia, PDVSA, RBS Zero-Hora, Metrogas and Autopistas del Sol
  • A variety of debt and equity offerings by Genworth and Western Refining


Mr. Blanco is recognized as a leading lawyer in:
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Chambers Latin America, where he is identified as an "Up-and-Coming" capital markets lawyer in the Brazil and Latin America-Wide bands

  • Partner, 2008-present
  • Associate, 2000-2008

  • State of New York
  • Sao Paulo (Foreign Legal Consultant)

  • B.A., Duke University, 1997, cum laude 
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2000; Associate Editor, Law Review

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