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Ex-Chadbourne partner becomes Baker McKenzie LatAm finance chair

Monday, 23 January 2017 by Vincent Manancourt

Baker McKenzie has hired a partner from Chadbourne & Parke LLP to chair its Latin America finance group in a bid to strengthen its regional coverage in New York. 

Three firms ink Carlyle fast food buy in Chile

Monday, 23 January 2017 by Vincent Manancourt

Simpson Thacher & Barlett LLP in New York and Barros & Errázuriz Abogados in Santiago have helped US private equity fund The Carlyle Group acquire a large stake in Chilean fast food chain franchiser Gastronomía y Negocios.

Cross-border dairy sale calls on Demarest and Azevedo Sette

Monday, 23 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

​Demarest Advogados has helped US dairy company Leprino Foods acquire a minority stake in a subsidiary of Brazilian dairy product manufacturer Pic Nic.

Chavez Vargas and Galicia behind Invex credit card buy

Monday, 23 January 2017 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Mexico’s Banco Invex has hired Chavez Vargas Abogados SC to acquire the local credit card portfolio of Colombian financial services company Credomatic.

Guatemala faces ICSID enforcement bid

Monday, 23 January 2017 by Douglas Thomson

A Florida-based power company has applied to a US court to enforce a US$21 million ICSID award against Guatemala, as it pursues a resubmitted treaty claim for ten times that amount.

Stocche Forbes makes Cemig debt tap

Monday, 23 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

Stocche Forbes Advogados has acted as deal counsel for a 2.4 billion reais (US$752 million) debenture issue by the generation unit of Brazilian power provider Cemig.

China Three Gorges sells third of Duke Energy assets

Friday, 20 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

Chinese investment fund Clai Fund has hired Brazilian firm Machado Meyer Advogados to buy a third of the hydroelectric assets that state power company China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) bought from Duke Energy last year.

Israeli developer buys São Paulo mall

Friday, 20 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

Goulart & Colepicolo Advogados has helped the Brazilian subsidy of Israeli supermarket developer Gazit purchase a 33% stake in a São Paulo shopping centre for 410 million reais (US$120 million).

Uruguayan wind farm agrees refinancing

Friday, 20 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

Uruguayan firm Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause has helped Credit Agrícole and Caixabank grant a US$100 million loan to wind farm project company Vientos de Pastorale.

Komatsu-Joy gets antitrust approval in Colombia

Friday, 20 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

​Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia) has helped Japanese construction equipment company Komatsu get antitrust clearance in Colombia for its US$2.9 billion multijurisdictional purchase of mining manufacturer Joy Global.

Veirano and Cascione Pulino in cosmetics deal

Friday, 20 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

Veirano Advogados has helped the Brazilian subsidiary of US consumer goods manufacturer SC Johnson, Ceras Johnson, purchase cosmetics company Laboratório Osler do Brasil.

Rodrigo Elias and García Sayán agree Solgas loan

Friday, 20 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados has helped the holding company of Peruvian petroleum company Solgas obtain a 171 million soles (US$50 million) loan.

Mattos Filho and Lefosse close Comgás issue

Friday, 20 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped São Paulo gas distributor Comgás issue debentures worth 675 million reais (US$210 million).

BTG backs consortium’s Cresta Roja takeover

Thursday, 19 January 2017 by Lulu Rumsey

Tanoira Cassagne Abogados has helped Argentine agribusiness consortium Proteinsa fund its purchase of troubled poultry company Cresta Roja with a US$36 million syndicated financing package supported by BTG Pactual, in the Brazilian bank’s first financing in Argentina.

Garrigues and Payet Rey steer healthcare JV

Thursday, 19 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

Garrigues’ Lima and Madrid offices have helped Spanish healthcare provider Quirónsalud enter Latin America by purchasing a 50% share in Peruvian private clinic Clínica Ricardo Palma (CRP).

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