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Juan Pablo Cappello honored by ACQ Law Awards as the Leading Corporate/M&A Lawyer in Latin America

MIAMI, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Private Advising Group is pleased to announce that Juan Pablo Cappello has been honored by the 2013 ACQ Law Awards as the year’s Leading Corporate/M&A Lawyer in Latin America.

Since 2008, the ACQ Law Awards have celebrated achievement, innovation and brilliance within the field of law, with a legitimately independent nomination process, where award winners are chosen by members of the industry.  Every year, ACQ reaches out for industry assistance in recognizing leaders, eminent individuals, exemplary teams and distinguished firms.

Cappello who recently founded Private Advising Group, a boutique Law Firm focused on advising international clients and was a Principal Shareholder in the Latin American Group of Greenberg Traurig, an international firm with 2,000 lawyers. He was a partner in and director of Patagon.com, which was sold to Banco Santander in a transaction valued at over $750 million.

Recently, Cappello was also recently named one of the Most Influential Hispanics in the areas of science and technology by Poder Magazine, the 2013 Lawyer of the Year in derivatives and futures law from the Miami area by Best Lawyer, and in 2012 he was selected as a Top 50 Entrepreneur by Business Leader magazine.

He is also a well-known entrepreneur, deeply involved in supporting venture capital in Latin America. He was a co-founder of idea.me, Latin America’s first crowdfunding site, and Sauber Energy, a company inChile focused on creating green energy by resolving the problem of harmonics in the electrical grid.

He is a serial seed investor as well, supporting many projects including the international music site Senzari, the regional travel site Urbita, and LinkedStore, an Argentinian site supporting SMEs.

Cappello also serves on the advisory board of the Pino Entrepreneurship Center at Florida International University, as well as the advisory board of the Institute of Global International Effectiveness at the Kelly School of Management, Indiana University. He is also a Senior Advisor for Endeavor.org and serves on the Legal Committee of the Latin American Venture Capital Association.

The ACQ poll was not only designed to reflect performance in particular areas of expertise, but was also aimed to reflect direct market shares based on a number of criteria and voters were encouraged to base their decisions on categories that include expertise, responsiveness, understanding of businesses and their needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, customer service, reliability, experience and knowledge. In that sense, the results of this poll are representative of how legal practices and individuals are viewed by their peers.

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