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Mattos Filho, Pinheiro Guimarães and Cleary land Stuhlberger - Credit Suisse deal

Thursday, 17 April 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Top Brazilian fund manager Luis Stuhlberger has turned to Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in São Paulo to ink an agreement with Credit Suisse to set up a new asset management company.

Chile’s tax reform threatens growth, say lawyers

Thursday, 17 April 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

A major tax reform bill currently being considered in Chile’s Congress could discourage foreign investment and slow the country’s economic growth, say lawyers.

CADE wants fines after “Operation Dirty Linen” reveals bid rigging

Thursday, 17 April 2014 by Harry Phillips

After a five-year investigation, the general superintendent of Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence has called for seven laundry companies, along with almost a dozen of their employees and their union, to be sanctioned for allegedly rigging bids for hospital contracts.

Haynes and Boone and Nader Hayaux create agri-bank

Thursday, 17 April 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Haynes and Boone SC and Nader, Hayaux & Goebel have helped convert a Mexican financial institution into a bank.

Major Colombian port receives finance

Thursday, 17 April 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados in Bogotá and Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski LLP in New York have helped the International Finance Corporation (IFC) contribute to a US$90 million A/B loan destined for Colombia’s principal Pacific port, the Buenaventura Container Terminal (TCBUEN).

Dias Carneiro and Hunton in IADB credit line

Thursday, 17 April 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Dias Carneiro, Arystóbulo, Flores, Sanches and Thomaz Bastos Advogados in São Paulo and Hunton & Williams LLP in Miami have helped the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) disburse a US$115 million A/B credit line to Brazil’s Banco Pine.

Noguera Larraín hires tax head from ministry

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Noguera, Larraín & Dulanto has hired the former head of tax policy at Chile’s finance ministry to lead its tax practice, following the departure of the firm′s tax partner last year.

Update: Rubio and DLA steer winning Lima metro bid

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

On 8 April we published a story on the Lima metro bid, omitting DLA Piper LLP, which advised the winning consortium. An updated version of the story is published below.

BG Group inks JV with Thailand’s PTT in Brazil

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados (associated with Baker & McKenzie) is helping Thailand′s state oil and gas company PTT buy a 25 per cent stake in four deep-water blocks owned by the Brazilian arm of British natural gas company BG Group.

Financing available for M&A in Brazil but sophisticated mechanisms need work, says panel

Nei Zelmanovits, Grenfel Calheiros, Pedro Daltro, Jose Antonio de Almeida Filippo and Nicolas Grabar

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 by Rachel Hall

An increasingly wide range of acquisition financing mechanisms are available in Brazil, although there is still room for improvement by boosting liquidity and better educating foreign investors on the different types of structures, panellists said at Latin Lawyer’s fourth annual corporate finance conference.

Beccar Varela steers TMF Argentina issuance

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Estudio Beccar Varela has acted as deal counsel in a US$31 million financial trust issuance by the Argentine arm of financial and administrative services multinational TMF Trust Group.

YPF makes Argentina’s largest-ever bond offering

YPF in Times Square

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Estudio O'Farrell Abogados in Buenos Aires and Chadbourne & Parke LLP in New York have helped Argentina’s state-owned energy company YPF make the largest corporate bond offering in Argentine history, worth US$1 billion.

Anglo American takes Venezuela to ICSID

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 by Leo Szolnoki

One of the world’s largest mining companies, Anglo American, has lodged a treaty claim against Venezuela, the first ICSID case filed against the state this year.

New Peruvian pension fund rules remove red tape for investments

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 by Rachel Hall

Peru’s securities regulator, the SBS, has amended regulations to allow private pension fund managers to invest more freely in certain types of security from both local and foreign issuers, which lawyers say will reduce bureaucracy and boost the local capital markets.

Rebaza helps Sigma boost infrastructure fund

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Peruvian fund manager Sigma SAFI has turned to Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas Abogados Financieros to help facilitate a US$163 million capital increase in an infrastructure fund.

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