Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year winners announced

Latin Lawyer announced the winners of its 11th annual Deal of the Year Awards at a charity dinner in São Paulo last night, in the presence of 230 leading names of the Latin American legal community.

Macri’s cousin sells Argentine construction business

Salaverri Dellatorre Burgio & Wetzler Malbrán has helped a group of investors led by Marcelo Mindlin, the controlling shareholder of Argentine energy and electricity companies Pampa Energía and Edenor, buy several construction companies from President Mauricio Macri’s cousin, Angel Calcaterra.

Barros Errázuriz and PPU sign US$400 million paper financing

Chilean firm Barros & Errázuriz Abogados has helped paper company Inversiones CMPC obtain a loan of US$400 million.

Water for the people

Morales & Besa associates Rodrigo Ropert and Diego Muñoz examine the bill to reform Chile’s water code, which is due to be passed into law this year

What’s mine is yours. Or is it?

By handling top client accounts at an institutional level, as opposed to leaving them to individual partners, law firms can increase client loyalty and boost revenue. A survey by Latin Lawyer and management consultancy Gulland Padfield suggests there are significant opportunities for firms in Latin America to seize upon client account management as a differentiator. But are the region’s partners ready to share their relationships?

Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne in late-stage merger talks

International heavyweight Norton Rose Fulbright is in advanced merger talks with global firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP, in a deal that could create major Latin American synergies.

Thinking outside the box

At last week’s IBA conference in Buenos Aires, a panel moderated by Jaime Fernandez Madero of Fernandez Madero Consulting and Fernando Pelaez-Pier of FPelaez...

Insight

Reference

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Construction 2016

Brazil

Massami Uyeda Junior and Rodrigo de Mello Motta

Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados (São Paulo)

Peru

Claudia Lucena, Isabel Lira Miro Quesada, Daniel Corzo Simons and Luis Paz Maury

Miranda & Amado Abogados

Guides

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The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment

Foreword

Anthony S Harrington

Albright Stonebridge Group

Introduction

Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press

Hogan Lovells LLP

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