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La Polar completes second restructuring in two years

Monday, 2 March 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Chilean retail chain La Polar has retained Guerrero Olivos to restructure debt worth US$1 billion and give its creditors greater control of the company – two years after the company swerved bankruptcy with a complex debt exchange package.

Brazil nears finish of marathon marine hose investigation

Monday, 2 March 2015 by Pallavi Guniganti

Brazil’s competition authority CADE has announced the last sanctions and releases for companies first investigated in 2007 for participating in the international marine hose cartel, although some individuals are still being pursued.

Vouga and Fabrizio in Paraguayan finance deal

Monday, 2 March 2015 by Luke Jarmyn

Vouga Abogados in Asunción and Fabrizio & Giménez Mathus in Buenos Aires have helped the International Finance Corporation (IFC) grant a US$30 million loan to Paraguay’s Sudameris bank.

Davis Polk and ARIFA in LatAm notes issuance

Monday, 2 March 2015 by Luke Jarmyn

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP’s São Paulo office and Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega in Panama City have helped Brazil’s Banco Safra manage a notes issuance by Banco Aliado worth US$125 million.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Colombia

Monday, 2 March 2015 by Joe Rowley

Colombia is today’s focus of Latin Lawyer’s continuing overview of the region’s leading business law firms in Latin America, as analysed in the 17th edition of Latin Lawyer 250.

Argentine Supreme Court overturns doctors' labour claim

Friday, 27 February 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h) has helped a private hospital in Buenos Aires overturn a labour court order to make multimillion peso payouts to two doctors on the grounds the pair were not directly employed by the hospital.

Gómez-Pinzón in Nutresa-El Corral buy

Friday, 27 February 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados has helped Colombian food processing company Grupo Nutresa acquire restaurant manager El Corral from its Panamanian owner Aldage for nearly US$300 million.

German insurer snaps up assets in Chile and Peru

Friday, 27 February 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Prieto y Cía in Santiago and Miranda & Amado Abogados in Lima have helped German insurance provider Talanx acquire five companies owned by Chilean counterpart Nalac for US$200 million.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Chile

Friday, 27 February 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Chile is the focus of the fourth in Latin Lawyer’s overview of the region’s leading business law firms in Latin America, as analysed in the 17th edition of Latin Lawyer 250 published online earlier this month.

Cascione Pulino helps FRV break records in Brazil energy auction

FRV made the lowest-ever unsubsidised offers for solar at only US$69.9 per MWh

Thursday, 26 February 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Brazil’s Cascione Pulino Boulos & Santos Advogados has helped Spain’s Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) win tenders to construct and operate two solar plants after offering the lowest unsubsidised energy prices ever recorded in the solar sector.
Rubens Granja and Thiago Jabor Pinheiro

Mattos Muriel Kestener adds two partners

Thursday, 26 February 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Brazil’s Mattos Muriel Kestener has promoted two lawyers in its life sciences and compliance practices to partner.

Rodrigo Elías in transmission line tender win

Thursday, 26 February 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

A consortium comprised of Spain’s Red Eléctrica and Peruvian private equity fund AC Capitales has retained Peru’s Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados to win a US$70 million tender to build, operate and maintain power transmission lines in the country’s southwest.

Brazil dismisses plastics anti-dumping claim

Thursday, 26 February 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Brazil’s Department of Trade Defence (DECOM) has terminated an anti-dumping investigation into imports of plastic packaging.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Brazil

Thursday, 26 February 2015

The Latin Lawyer news briefing today provides a quantitative overview of Brazil’s legal market in 2014 as analysed in the 17th edition of Latin Lawyer 250, published on Monday.

Vouga and Galeano Ríos in IFC share sale

Thursday, 26 February 2015 by Luke Jarmyn

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has retained Paraguay’s Vouga Abogados in the sell-back of its stake in Banco Continental for US$62 million.

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