Attorney Juan Pablo Cappello has been acknowledged with the 2013 ACQ Law Awards as the year’s Leading Corporate/M&A Lawyer in Latin America. Cappello is an 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 in Chile focused on creating green energy by resolving the problem of harmonics in the electrical grid. Cappello recently founded the Private Advising Group, a boutique law firm focused on advising international clients. Prior to that Cappello 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.
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.
Capello 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.