Sidley represented United Airlines in connection with its joint business agreement with Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Compañía Panameña de Aviación, S.A. and many of Avianca’s affiliates. This long-term revenue-sharing arrangement among United, Avianca and Copa covers routes between the United States and Central and South America (excluding Brazil), and is similar to United’s three existing revenue-sharing joint business agreements. The arrangement is subject to regulatory approval in the United States and several jurisdictions in Central and South America. This deal was led by Kevin Lewis and Angela Daniel.
Sidley also represented United in its $456 million loan agreement to an affiliate of Synergy Group Corp. and Avianca Holdings, S.A. This transaction was led by Kevin Lewis and included Anna Ha, Eduardo Marquez (M&A), Alan Gabbay and John Bonacum (Global Finance).