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Jones Day adds banking partner in Mexico City

Monday, 22 September 2014 by Rachel Hall

Jones Day (Mexico) has hired banking and finance partner Antonio Franck from Haynes and Boone SC in Mexico City, in a move which has added to a recent rush of hires for the firm and is set to be followed by others in the pipeline.

Anti-corruption ineffective without taking location on board

Mark Biros, Jamie Blanco, John Tucker, Juan Carlos de la Vega and José Carlos Wahle

Monday, 22 September 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Corruption is an unmistakable reality in Latin America, but multinational companies can best do business there by adapting internal compliance policies to match evolving local rules, said lawyers speaking at Latin Lawyer’s first Annual Labour and Employment conference.

Protests in DC as Pacific Rim ICSID hearings get underway

Monday, 22 September 2014 by Richard Woolley

Demonstrators gathered in Washington, DC, last week as the merits hearing in a US mining company's dispute with the government of El Salvador goes ahead at ICSID.

Machado Meyer and Gustavo Padilha in Rio real estate swap

Monday, 22 September 2014 by Rachel Hall

Brazil’s Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados has helped a real estate investment trust managed by state bank Caixa Econômica Federal exchange a stake in a real estate development for another located on Rio de Janeiro’s Porto Maravilha.

Galicia and DRB help Banco Popular España snap up Ve por Más stake

Monday, 22 September 2014 by Rachel Hall

Galicia Abogados has helped Spain’s fourth-largest bank, Banco Popular España (BPE), acquire a stake in Grupo Financiero Ve por Más to boost its presence in retail and commercial banking in Mexico.

Dentons hires IADB GC to lead LatAm expansion

Friday, 19 September 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Dentons has hired the former general counsel of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) as its CEO for Latin America, a role which will see him steer a strategy to open offices across the region through mergers.

Arias & Muñoz steers Statoil’s landmark Petronic alliance

Friday, 19 September 2014

Arias & Muñoz (Nicaragua) is advising Norwegian state-owned oil company Statoil in its partnership with Nicaraguan counterpart Petronic, as the two seek a concession contract for oil exploration off Nicaragua’s Pacific coast following new legislation dictating that private companies must partner with Petronic for oil exploration work.

US lawsuit corruption allegations totally false, says Mexican court

Friday, 19 September 2014 by Adam Dobrik

A lawsuit against Yahoo! and Baker & McKenzie LLP, claiming corruption issues in Mexico, has been brought in the US because the plaintiffs say they lack faith in the Mexican judicial system.

EMP issues notes to help fund Colombian hydro project

Friday, 19 September 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and Colombia’s Mosquera Abogados have helped Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM), Colombia’s biggest utilities company, offer peso-denominated notes worth US$488 million.

Brazil's CADE approves Reckitt Benckiser’s Johnson & Johnson acquisition

Friday, 19 September 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Brazil’s Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados and five offices of Norton Rose Fulbright have helped close the Brazilian leg of UK health-care company Reckitt Benckiser’s acquisition of a lubricant brand from US pharmaceuticals company Johnson & Johnson.

BM&A and Souza Cescon help L’Oréal buy hair dye company

Friday, 19 September 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão has helped French cosmetics company L’Oréal buy Brazil’s largest hair dye supplier Niely.

LatAm private equity faces challenges, but market is improving, say banking panellists

Marco Peschiera, Ashish Karandikar, Francisco Alvarez-Demalde

Thursday, 18 September 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Latin America’s private equity industry may be experiencing overheated markets and barriers to diversification, but opportunities are on the horizon as growth settles and asking prices cool, said bankers speaking at Latin Lawyer’s fifth annual private equity conference in New York last week.

Former Echecopar partners open labour boutique

Jaime Cuzquén, Liliana Tsuboyama, Duilio Nicolini

Thursday, 18 September 2014 by Rachel Hall

Two partners and an associate from Peru’s Estudio Echecopar, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International have left to open a labour and employment boutique, Tsuboyama, Cuzquén & Nicolini.

Firms line up for United Oils notes issuance

Thursday, 18 September 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

United Oils, a Singaporean palm oil refiner, has received counsel from Walkers in Singapore and Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima for a US$48 million notes issuance.

Ferrere’s managing partner to chair Endeavor Uruguay

Thursday, 18 September 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Ferrere (Uruguay)’s managing partner has been made chairman of the board of directors at the Uruguayan branch of Endeavor, a New York-based non-profit that seeks to foster high-impact entrepreneurship in emerging economies.

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