Canavaggio, Donald P.

Canavaggio, Donald P.

International Senior Associate

T +507 205 7000

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Donald Patrick Canavaggio joined the firm in 2018. As a member of the M&A, and Banking and Capital Markets practice groups, Mr. Canavaggio has advised on various cross-border transactions including United Airlines’ loan to Avianca’s majority shareholder in connection with United’s joint venture with Avianca and Copa; and on behalf of the selling shareholders in the sale by existing shareholders of an 80 per cent stake in Cable Onda S.A. to Millicom LIH, S.A.

Mr Donald Patrick Canavaggio has proven experience in advising both
financial institutions and Latin American companies in jurisdictions such
as Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru. He has advised clients in
the Airline, Consumer Goods, Electricity Generation and Transmission,
Financial Services, Mining, Infrastructure, and Petroleum industries. He has also worked closely in the representation of buyers and sellers as both lead and local counsel in M&A transactions in highly regulated industries such as pharmaceuticals, airlines, electricity generation, ports and shipping services and consumer goods conglomerates.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Canavaggio worked as an associate for Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York (2013-2018), with a focus on private and public capital markets and securities transactions involving both debt and equity offerings. His experience includes both high-yield and project bond transactions.


Juris Doctor, University of Pennsylvania Law School (2013)

Master of Arts in International Studies, The Joseph H. Lauder Institute for Management & International Studies dual degree program, the Wharton School and the School of Arts & Sciences, University of Pennsylvania (2013)

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, University of Pennsylvania (2007)


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