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Tauil & Chequer adds to partnership

Friday, 2 December 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Brazilian firm Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has added to its partner count for the fifth time this year, hiring project finance and regulatory partner Bruno Aurélio from Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados.

Brazil risks double taxation in post-BEPs era

Luis Carbajo, Gustavo Haddad, Antonio Macias Valdes and Luis Trzcina

Friday, 2 December 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Brazil’s formulaic transfer pricing rules may result in double taxation for companies if it does not embrace OECD recommendations, heard delegates at the debut Latin Lawyer Tax Summit, held in Miami on 9 November.

New anti-corruption measures approved in Brazil

Friday, 2 December 2016 by Krystina Shveda

Long-awaited anti-corruption measures approved in Brazil on Wednesday have been met with strong criticism from the Operation Car Wash task force for a newly added provision targeting prosecutors and judges through an abuse of power offence.

Bomchil and Marval ink Hotel Iguazú sale to UAE buyer

Friday, 2 December 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

M & M Bomchil Abogados has helped UAE investment holding company Albwardy Investments buy an indirect controlling stake in Hotel Internacional Iguazú.

Canacol turns to PPU for Promigas deal

Friday, 2 December 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia) has helped local oil and gas exploration company Canacol sign an agreement with natural gas transportation company Promigas that will see Promigas finance the extension of Canacol’s gas distribution network.

2016 Deal of the Year Awards nomination period open

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

The nomination period for Latin Lawyer’s 2016 Deal of the Year Awards is now open. Read on to find out how to submit your winning deals.

Freshfields, Clifford Chance and Souza Cescon in Cosan-Shell JV amendment

Thursday, 1 December 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Brazilian biofuel conglomerate Cosan has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in London to revise the terms of its US$12 billion dollar joint-venture biofuel agreement with Anglo-Dutch energy company Shell.

Latham, Milbank, Galicia and Ritch Mueller return for pipeline finance

Thursday, 1 December 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

The New York and Washington, DC, offices of Latham & Watkins and Mexico’s Galicia Abogados have helped Mexican pipeline operator Fermaca obtain project financing from a group of international lenders.

Latin Lawyer fundraising for clearing houses announced

Thursday, 1 December 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Latin Lawyer’s 10th Annual Charity Awards Ceremony raised almost US$60,000 for three of the region’s pro bono clearing houses, Argentina’s Comisión de Trabajo Pro Bono e Interés Público, Brazil’s Instituto Pro Bono and Venezuela’s Fundación Pro Bono (Provene).

Andrade Gutierrez sheds water assets in Peru

Thursday, 1 December 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Goodwin Procter’s Boston, New York and San Francisco offices and Peru’s Muñiz Ramírez Pérez-Taiman & Olaya have helped US water company Seven Seas Water buy Aguas de Bayovar, the supplier of a phosphates mine in northern Peru.

Southern Cross Mexico affiliate issues CKDs

Thursday, 1 December 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC has helped Argentine private equity group Southern Cross establish a CKD programme worth 2.9 billion pesos (US$141 million) and carry out its debut issuance.

Mijares Angoitia opens labour practice and expands environment offer

Claudio Jiménez De León and Juan Carlos Aguirre-Martínez

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Mexico’s Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC has broadened its service offering by opening a labour practice headed by new partner Claudio Jiménez De León, also expanding its environment offering by hiring of counsel Juan Carlos Aguirre-Martínez.

Lawyers in the firing line post-Panama Papers

Fabio Wagner, Manuel Tron, Gisela de Porras, David Schwartz and Diego Baldomir

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

The Panama Papers have sped up government anti-tax evasion measures, dramatically reducing clients’ offshore options and shifting customer due diligence to the legal profession, heard delegates at the inaugural Latin Lawyer Tax Summit, held earlier this month in Miami.

Licks and Pereira Neto in São Paulo Uber injunction

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Licks Advogados and Pereira Neto | Macedo Advogados have helped technology company Uber obtain an injunction against the city of São Paulo after it imposed a progressive charge against the company for public road usage.

Salaverri and Guyer agree Raymond James sale

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Argentine firm Salaverri Dellatorre Burgio & Wetzler Malbrán has helped Riverding Financial buy financial services company Raymond James Global Securities’ majority stake in its Uruguayan and British Virgin Islands subsidiaries.

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