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DOTY M&A and private equity shortlists announced

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Thursday, 11 February 2016

​Latin Lawyer is pleased to announce the shortlists for the first two categories of its 10th annual Deal of the Year Awards: M&A and private equity.
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Mattos Filho swells labour ranks with Souza Cescon hire

Thursday, 11 February 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Souza, Cescon, Barrieu e Flesch - Advogados labour head Dario Abrahão Rabay has left to join another Brazilian firm; Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados.
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LatAm study wins prize from New York club

Thursday, 11 February 2016 by Lacey Yong

The International Arbitration Club of New York has awarded a prize to Greek academic Catharine Titi for an article exploring investment arbitration in Latin America.

Panama’s GALA signs PBDA

GALA members and Vance Center executive director Alex Papachristou (back row, fourth on the left)

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Thursday, 11 February 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Galindo, Arias & López has signed the Vance Center’s Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas (PBDA).

Colbún funds Fenix takeover

Thursday, 11 February 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Peru’s Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker & McKenzie International has helped Chilean utilities company Colbún and Fenix Power Perú agree a US$366 million loan with two international lenders.

Nader Hayaux behind steelmaker loan

Thursday, 11 February 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Mexico’s Nader, Hayaux & Goebel has helped local steel manufacturer Talleres y Aceros obtain a credit facility from Banamex and Santander worth US$214 million.

Argentina edges closer to agreement with holdouts

Tomás Araya, Diego Serrano, Javier Magnasco and Alexia Rosenthal

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Hedge funds Dart Management and Montreux Partners have agreed in principle to Argentina’s first formal holdout offer since the election of President Mauricio Macri, which would see the country pay US$6.5 billion of the US$9 billion under dispute, but resistance continues from some of the biggest holders of debt.

Japanese-Peruvian consortium ups stake in sugar company

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas Abogados Financieros in Lima and Hogan Lovells LLP in Houston have helped Japanese-Peruvian consortium Intipuquio increase its stake in local sugar cane cultivator Cayalti by purchasing US$50 million worth of the company’s debt.

Villarreal García and Ritch Mueller guide bus company loan

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 by Vincent Manancourt

Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC has helped Mexican bus company Grupo Senda Autotransporte obtain a loan worth US$120 million.

Benites Forno and Rebaza guide Lima road concession

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 by Vincent Manancourt

Peruvian firm Benites, Forno & Ugaz Abogados has helped Spanish infrastructure company OHL Concesiones win a concession to build a road in Lima.

Santamarina, Skadden and Galicia help Kimberly-Clark clinch loan

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 by Vincent Manancourt

The Mexican branch of US hygiene company Kimberly-Clark has called on Santamarina y Steta in Mexico City and the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP to obtain a loan worth US$200 million.

Monterrey firm formed with Cemex GC

Luis García Campuzano, Alfredo Gómez and Felipe Fernández

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Three former Kuri Breña Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar partners have set up a transaction-focused corporate and finance firm in Monterrey primed at targeting high-calibre work in the north of Mexico, bringing in the general counsel of cement company Cemex as of counsel for their new venture.

Mexican firms promote across commercial law

Ricardo Garcia, Eduardo Triulzi, Kate Brown de Vejar, Rafael Vallejo and Luis López

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Mexican firms Galicia Abogados, Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle SC, González Calvillo, SC and Solcargo (Solórzano, Carvajal, González y Pérez-Correa SC) have all made new partners via promotions.

Licks Advogados steers Uber court victory in São Paulo

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Litigation and IP firm Licks Advogados has helped technology company Uber win a court ruling preventing São Paulo department of transport authorities from impounding its vehicles.

Mexican paint dispute brushed aside in New York

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 by Tom Jones

A US court has refused a request by Ohio-based paint retailer Sherwin-Williams for declaratory relief against two Mexican companies – as an ICC tribunal continues to hear their dispute over a failed US$2.3 billion merger.

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