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Millicom and UNE close US$4.4 billion merger

Thursday, 21 August 2014

The New York office of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Colombia’s Brigard & Urrutia Abogados and Spain’s Uría Menéndez have helped Stockholm-based telecoms company Millicom complete its US$4.4 billion merger with Colombian state-owned UNE EPM, creating one of the largest telecoms companies in Colombia.

Freshfields names Blackaby as new arbitration co-head

Thursday, 21 August 2014 by Clemmie Spalton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP has named US partner Nigel Blackaby as the new co-head of its international arbitration group.

Von Wobeser does pro bono to help Pro Natura preserve water

Pozas Azules, Coahuila

Thursday, 21 August 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Von Wobeser y Sierra SC has helped Mexican conservation group Pro Natura obtain the first concession ever awarded by the country’s water commission for environmental reasons, in a bid to preserve large bodies of water from commercial use.

Ferrere helps Avon exit Bolivia

Thursday, 21 August 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

US cosmetics company Avon has exited Bolivia after 23 years in the market with help from Ferrere (Bolivia).

UPDATE: Celsia takes on GDF assets in Central America

Thursday, 21 August 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

On 20 August we published a story about Celsia's acquisition of GDF Suez's Central American assets. We are now republishing the story to include the full counsel details for Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee, which advised Celsia.

Consortium advises El Salvador solar auction winner

Thursday, 21 August 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Consortium Centro América Abogados - El Salvador has helped renewables developer Proyecto La Trinidad win a power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply energy from a solar power plant, part of an auction in which 20-year contracts amounting to US$300 million were handed out.

Mattos Filho and Vaz Barreto in hydropower offering

Thursday, 21 August 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Vaz Barreto, Shingaki & Oioli Advogados has helped hydropower company Ferreira Gomes Energia issue US$93 million in debentures.

Machado Meyer and Mattos Filho in APDC debt issuance

Thursday, 21 August 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped infrastructure holding APDC issue debentures locally worth US$111 million.

Chiquita’s spurned Brazilian takeover rumbles on

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

US banana company Chiquita turned to US firms Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP and Irish firm McCann FitzGerald when it rejected a US$611 million takeover offer from Brazilian juice company Cutrale and investment bank Safra last week – reconfirming its commitment to a planned merger with Irish fruit company Fyffes, but failing to dispel the Brazilian duo’s hostile takeover attempt.

Pérez Alati and Errecondo González help Axion tap capital markets

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h) has helped Argentine petroleum refiner Axion Energy create a US$600 million bond programme and complete its debut issuance worth US$73 million.

Echecopar and Miranda steer Enersur lease financing

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Miranda & Amado Abogados has helped Peruvian electricity generator Enersur obtain a US$290 million lease facility from Credicorp Capital Servicios Financieros and BBVA Banco Continental.

Posadas Posadas guides ANCAP loan

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Uruguay’s Posadas, Posadas & Vecino has helped BNP Paribas grant a US$60 million financing facility to Uruguayan state-owned oil company ANCAP.

Voltalia obtains finance for more wind farms in Brazil’s north-east

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

French renewables company Voltalia has retained Reed Smith LLP in Paris and Dias Carneiro, Arystóbulo, Flores, Sanches and Thomaz Bastos Advogados in São Paulo to obtain finance for four more wind farms in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Norte state, following on from a similar transaction in June.
Paul Castritius, Silvia Muñoz and Maria del Rosario Quiroga

Rodrigo Elías adds counsel in three practice areas

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Peru’s Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados has promoted three of its associates to counsel.

Ferrere helps Uruguayan construction companies merge

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Conimex and Traxpalco, two of the companies behind Uruguay’s north-south Ruta 5 motorway, have merged after three years of tax and legal negotiations with help from Ferrere.

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