Multiple firms star in Brazil’s recent O&G auctions

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados is among six firms to confirm their roles as counsel in recent oil and gas auctions that have succeeded in attracting big names to Brazil’s hyrdocarbons sector, but where lower than expected interest suggests regulatory changes have not been enough to dispel wider concerns over the health of industry and the country.

US and Mexico antitrust heads diverge on regulation

The head of Mexico’s competition authority called for “smart regulation” as a tool to promote competition in the Mexican market, but acting Federal Trade Commission chairman Maureen Ohlhausen warned that excessive regulation could dampen competition.

Pérez Alati, Ferrere, Berkemeyer and PPT Legal help Navios set sail with loan deal

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h) in Buenos Aires has helped a subsidiary of Greek marine transportation company Navios Maritime obtain a US$100 million loan facility.

Doubling up

Few were surprised when Philippi Prietocarrizosa & Uría (PPU) made good on its promise to expand across the Pacific Alliance trade bloc and entered Peru. But by merging with two different Peruvian firms just one year after PPU's creation, it was a more rapid and ambitious expansion than anyone could have predicted. Lulu Rumsey speaks to the key players behind the multi-firm merger

Latin Lawyer's Associate Salary Survey

Managing partners across Latin America are fond of describing legal talent as their most valuable asset, but determining what this talent is worth is far trickier. Latin Lawyer's second Associate Salary Survey reveals that despite firms paying their associates many multiples of their country's average monthly salary, there is striking variation in the structure and generosity of these pay packets.

To each their own

It has become a must for major Spanish firms to make a play for Latin America, yet not all agree on the best approach. Vincent Manancourt profiles the strategies of the country's main players

LatAm must learn from Colombia’s 4G programme, say panellists

When Colombia launched its multibillion-dollar 4G infrastructure programme in 2013, a total of 31 projects went to market. This immediately created a steep...

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Chile

Alfonso Reymond Larraín and Rodrigo Riquelme Yanez

Reymond & Cía

Brazil

Fernando Marcondes, Ricardo Medina Salla, Marlon Shigueru Ushiro Ieiri, Adriana Regina Sarra de Deus and Juliana Yumi Shiina Morato

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The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment

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Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press

Hogan Lovells LLP

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