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Partner bids farewell to Morales & Besa

Pedro García, Myriam Barahona and José Miguel Carvajal

Thursday, 5 May 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Finance dealmaker Pedro García has left mid-sized Chilean firm Morales & Besa.

Ex-Carey partner opens new firm

Alex Fischer and his team

Thursday, 5 May 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Following his departure from Carey, Alex Fischer’s new tax firm, Amplo, has opened for business in Santiago.

COFECE keeps focus on Mexico City airport

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Mexico’s competition authority announced two enforcement actions on Monday targeting separate activity linked to Mexico City’s international airport.

Seed producer DLF puts down roots in Uruguay

Thursday, 5 May 2016 by Vincent Manancourt

Guyer & Regules has helped Danish seed company DLF enter Uruguay by acquiring a majority stake in Uruguayan counterpart Estero.  

BRF makes second billion-real CRA offering

Thursday, 5 May 2016 by Vincent Manancourt

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped Brazilian food-processing company BRF complete its second 1 billion reais (US$279 million) offering of agribusiness receivables certificates (CRA) in less than a year.  

Rebaza Alcázar returns for GNB offering

Thursday, 5 May 2016 by Vincent Manancourt

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas Abogados Financieros has helped Scotiabank Peru and stock brokerage Scotia Bolsa arrange and place a securities offering worth 180 million Peruvian soles (US$54 million) by Banco GNB.

Pinheiro Neto, Lobo & Ibeas, Linklaters and Osler agree US$1.5 billion Anglo American sale

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Brazil’s Pinheiro Neto Advogados and the New York and Toronto offices of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP have helped China Molybdenum buy assets from Anglo American worth US$1.5 billion, in the largest divestment by the UK miner since it announced it would retreat from diversification to cut costs.

Pacific Exploration looks to Colombia and US for creditor protection after Canadian ruling

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 by Tom Rhys Davies

Distressed Canadian-Colombian oil company Pacific Exploration has been granted protection from creditors in Canada and will look to acquire further protection in the US and Colombia.

Cariola Díez and Claro & Cía ink mall purchase

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos & Cía Ltda has helped one of its regular clients, Chilean department store Ripley, up its stake in a local shopping mall company.

Nubank hires familiar firms for Goldman credit line

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Brazilian digital credit card provider Nubank has turned to local firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in New York and San Francisco to establish two credit lines totalling US$53 million with Goldman Sachs.

Trench Rossi and Demarest steer agri offering

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 by Vincent Manancourt

Brazilian transport operator VLI Multimodal has issued agribusiness credit right certificates (CDCA) worth 294.5 million reais (US$83.8 million) with the help of Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados (in cooperation with Baker & McKenzie).

Norton Rose Fulbright seeks expansion with LatAm leadership team

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Tuesday, 3 May 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Following the departure of department head Elisabeth Eljuri earlier this year, US firm Norton Rose Fulbright has created a Latin America leadership team that takes over Eljuri’s role and is primed at expanding the firm’s presence in the region, appointing Houston partner Willie Wood as chair of the new steering committee.

Australia’s Amcor in multijurisdictional LatAm acquisition

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP in New York and Toronto; Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega in Panama City; Brigard & Urrutia Abogados in Bogotá; Carey in Santiago; Estudio Beccar Varela in Buenos Aires; and Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados in Lima have helped Australian packager Amcor acquire Chilean counterpart Techpack’s flexible packaging unit for US$435 million.

Martens Abogados hires associates from Galicia and Mijares

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Tuesday, 3 May 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Mexico’s Martens Abogados has recruited attorneys from Galicia Abogados and Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC to broaden its partnership, deepen its litigation offering and spearhead a new corporate department.

Zuleta to take command in ConocoPhillips case

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 by Alison Ross

Colombian Eduardo Zuleta is to try to put the troubled ICSID arbitration between ConocoPhillips and Venezuela back on track, after being appointed to replace the tribunal’s recently resigned president Kenneth Keith.

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