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Five firms in record-breaking Bambas acquisition

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

In what amounts to the largest acquisition in Peru’s M&A history, a Chinese consortium led by MMG has retained Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima, seven Dentons offices and five offices of White & Case LLP in the US$5.85 billion acquisition of the Las Bambas copper mine project from Glencore Xstrata.

Employer criminal liability becomes law in Uruguay

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Uruguay has passed a new employment law making employers criminally liable if they do not provide sufficient labour safety measures in the workplace, with failure to do so punishable by up to two years in prison.

MercadoLibre buys VMK’s Chile and Mexico assets

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Chile’s García Magliona y Cía Abogados and Mexico’s Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC have helped Argentine online auction website MercadoLibre buy the Chilean owner of two real estate e-commerce websites.

Kimberly Clark de México taps debt market

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Raz Guzmán SC in Mexico City and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York have represented hygiene company Kimberly Clark in the issuance of notes worth US$250 million.

Five firms in Minerva debt offering

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Minerva Luxembourg, as issuer, and Brazil’s Minerva Foods, as guarantor, have received counsel from Stocche Forbes Padis Filizzola Clapis Advogados in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, White & Case LLP in São Paulo and New York and Arendt & Medernach in Luxembourg for the issuance of debt, worth US$300 million.

Investors snap up stake in Colombian pipeline

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Darby Private Equity and a syndicate of investors have turned to prietocarrizosa in Bogotá and Linklaters in São Paulo to acquire stakes worth a combined US$385 million in Colombia’s longest oil pipeline.

Urenda Rencoret and Rebaza Alcázar make promotions

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Chile’s Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dorr Abogados and Peru’s Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas Abogados Financieros have both announced new partners.

Machado Associados, Stocche Forbes and Bernardi & Schnapp in latest airport bid

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Machado Associados - Advogados e Consultores, Stocche Forbes Padis Filizzola Clapis Advogados and Bernardi & Schnapp Advogados helped three companies win the concession for Brazil’s Tancredo Neves international airport with an US$818 million bid.

New York executives charged in Venezuela bribery case

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 by Tom Webb

Two former executives of New York-based broker-dealer Direct Access Partners have been charged with setting up a multi-million kickback scheme with a senior Venezuelan state bank official.

KLA and Veirano steer local leg of Indian sugar M&A

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Brazil’s KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados and Indian law firm Nishith Desai Associates are helping the sugar producing arm of Singapore’s Wilmar International invest around US$200 million in India’s largest sugar producer, Shree Renuka Sugars, which owns two Brazilian subsidiaries.

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).

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