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Demarest absorbs insurance boutique

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Demarest Advogados has absorbed an insurance boutique affiliated with a UK firm, JBO Advocacia, four months after three Demarest lawyers including the practice’s former head left to form their own firm.

Canadian miners Goldcorp and Teck combine Chilean assets in US$3.5 billion JV

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Canadian miner Goldcorp has upped its stake in fellow Canadian miner New Gold’s Chilean El Morro mine, giving it full control of the project, which it will combine with Teck Resources’ Relincho mine in a US$3.5 billion joint venture.

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Chinese interest in LatAm still intact, say lawyers

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Latin America’s lawyers remain optimistic that Chinese interest in the region is still strong, but acknowledge China’s decreasing imports have shaken industries across Latin America, as Chinese shares continue to plummet causing ripple effects across the world.

DR lawyers welcome overdue insolvency law, but predict hard work ahead

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Dominican Republic lawyers have embraced new restructuring-friendly insolvency legislation, but admit the judiciary must overcome a steep learning curve to properly enforce the law in a country with no history of debtor reorganisation and where out-of-court settlements are the norm.

Payet Rey and Rodrigo Elías steer mining refinance

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados has helped Sierra Metals' Peruvian mining subsidiary Dia Bras obtain a credit line worth US$48 million to refinance debt.

Goldman Sachs hands over Colombian coal mines to Murray

The mines have estimated reserves of 184 million tons of coal

Friday, 28 August 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York, Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados in Bogotá, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira in Madrid and Harneys in the Cayman Islands have helped US mining company Murray Energy buy Goldman Sachs’ Colombian mining operations, as the bank exits the coal production industry amid sliding commodities prices and labour disputes.

The Carlyle Group invests in second Brazilian healthcare provider

Friday, 28 August 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

US asset manager The Carlyle Group has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Brazilian health-care provider Tempo through a voluntary tender offer worth US$193 million and announced eventual plans to delist the company, with the help of Souza, Cescon, Barrieu e Flesch - Advogados.

Brazilian heiress wins retail merger dispute

Friday, 28 August 2015 by Tom Jones

An ICC tribunal has awarded more than US$100 million to a company owned by Brazilian billionaire socialite Lily Safra, in a shareholder dispute with the owners of Brazil’s largest supermarket chain.

EDF secures financing for its first solar development in Chile

Friday, 28 August 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Baker & McKenzie LLP’s New York and Houston offices and Philippi Prietocarrizosa & Uría (Chile) have helped French electricity provider EDF obtain a credit line worth US$187 million to fund the construction of two solar plants in Chile’s Atacama Desert.

Grau Abogados and Cassels Brock steer credit facility for Canadian miner

Friday, 28 August 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Grau Abogados in Lima, Consortium Legal (Guatemala) and Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP in Toronto have helped Canadian miner Tahoe Resources obtain a US$150 million revolving credit facility.

Santander buys Uruguayan housing credit company

Friday, 28 August 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause in Montevideo and Uría Menéndez’s São Paulo office have helped Banco Santander buy 100 per cent of the shares in Uruguayan housing credit provider Retop for an undisclosed sum.

Shell obtains shale block exploitation rights in Vaca Muerta

Shell has exploitations rights on the two blocks for 35 years

Thursday, 27 August 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Argentine firms M & M Bomchil Abogados and Martelli Abogados have helped the local branch of Anglo-Dutch oil company Royal Dutch Shell obtain exploitation rights for two oil blocks in the Vaca Muerta shale gas plain in western Argentina.

Anglo American divests two copper mines in Chile to London buyer

Thursday, 27 August 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Baker & McKenzie LLP and Baker & McKenzie (Chile) have helped London-based hedge fund advisory company Audley Capital Advisors front a consortium that will buy two copper mines from London-listed mining corporation Anglo American for US$300 million.

Siqueira Castro appoints seven new partners

André Frossard Alburquerque, Andressa Barros Figueiredo de Paiva, Cassio Chaves Cunha and Daniela Soares Domingues

Thursday, 27 August 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Brazilian firm Siqueira Castro Advogados has promoted seven lawyers across its litigation, arbitration, consumer protection, corporate and tax practices to partner.

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