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IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Speaker information

Sergio Galvis


Sergio Galvis is a leading corporate lawyer in the United States and heads Sullivan & Cromwell’s Latin America practice. He is a member of S&C’s Management Committee and oversees the Firm’s recruiting function. He joined S&C after graduating from Harvard Law School and clerking for the Hon. Lawrence W. Pierce, Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and has been a partner of the Firm since 1991. Sergio has worked with clients across more than 25 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas on hundreds of significant matters in a broad range of practices, including M&A, project financing, capital markets, sovereign financing, workouts and restructurings, corporate governance, crisis management, investigations and disputes. Sergio is involved with many not-for-profit and foreign policy organizations, including the Council on Foreign Relations and the Council of the Americas, and is a trustee of the University of the Andes Foundation. He was born in Colombia and speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Some of his recent highlight transactions include: • Sumitomo Metal Mining (Japan) and Sumitomo Corporation (Japan) in the up to $2.2 billion pending sale of their collective 45% interest in Sierra Gorda Copper S.C.M. (Chile) to South32 (Australia) • Grupo Carrefour Brasil in connection with its approximately $1.2 billion pending acquisition of Grupo BIG Brasil SA from Advent International (U.S.) and Walmart (U.S.) • Delta Air Lines (U.S.) in its strategic partnership with LATAM Airlines Group (Chile) and Delta’s $1.9 billion investment for a 20 percent stake in LATAM • SoftBank Group International (Japan), through its SoftBank Latin America Fund (U.S.), in the $100 million Series B funding round of Habi (Colombia), the largest funding round ever raised by a woman-led Latin American company and the largest Series B for a start-up headquartered in Colombia • Antofagasta plc (U.K./Chile) in issuing its inaugural Rule 144A/Reg S offering of $500 million senior unsecured notes • Compañía Minera Antamina (Peru) in its $1 billion syndicated term loan facility, which will be used for general corporate purposes • Minera Los Pelambres (Chile) in $1.3 billion of unsecured commercial bank and export credit agency term loans related to the expansion of the Los Pelambres project, which includes construction of a desalination plant. The $875 million commercial bank tranche received a Green Evaluation from S&P Global Ratings, making Los Pelambres the first mining company in the world to receive this evaluation from S&P


From birth to death, the adventurous life of a mining project in Latin America

Tuesday 10 October (1430 - 1730)

Room C3.3, Convention Centre, Level 3