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Francisco Cerezo

DLA boosts Miami office with Foley & Lardner hires

Friday, 3 July 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

DLA Piper LLP has recruited two new corporate finance partners from Foley & Lardner LLP, including Latin America chair Francisco Cerezo, who now heads DLA Piper’s Latin America corporate practice.

Paul Hastings and Mijares Angoitia steer Mexican auto parts IPO

Friday, 3 July 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Paul Hastings LLP in New York and Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC in Mexico City have helped Mexican car parts manufacturer and Alfa subsidiary Nemak raise US$682 million through an initial public offering – the largest Mexican IPO in almost two years.
Ignacio Minorini Lima

Bruchou Fernández hires administrative and regulatory partner

Friday, 3 July 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi has hired Ignacio Minorini Lima as a partner in its administrative and regulatory practice.

Lobo & Ibeas overturns Guapimirim oil spill fine

Friday, 3 July 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Lobo & Ibeas has helped Brazilian energy developer Ipiranga Produtos de Petróleo reverse a pollution compensation filing issued by the Rio de Janeiro state municipality of Guapimirim after a train operated by third-party contractor Ferrovia Centro Atlântica (FCA) derailed, spilling 70,000 litres of carcinogenic diesel fuel into the Caceribu river a decade ago.

United Airlines partnership with Azul takes off

Friday, 3 July 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in New York and Rio de Janeiro, Aidar SBZ Advogados in São Paulo, and Sidley Austin LLP in Houston have helped United Airlines buy a 5 per cent stake in Brazilian budget carrier Azul Airlines for US$100 million.

Brazil’s CADE charges ambulance bid riggers, fines gas gun jumpers

Friday, 3 July 2015 by Harry Phillips

Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE) has filed formal antitrust charges against two companies it claims colluded to provide maintenance to ambulances in one of Brazil’s most populous states, and fined two energy companies for gun jumping.

Petrobras budget cut wins backing from legal community

Petrobras has slashed its budget by 37 per cent for the next five years

Thursday, 2 July 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Brazilian state-owned energy company Petrobras’ move to cut billions from its budget over the next five years to counter the effects of the low price of oil and the unprecedented anti-corruption investigation into its contractual dealings has won support from the country’s legal community, although some have raised concerns about the impact reduced investment by Latin America’s largest company will have on the Brazilian economy.

Holland & Knight helps FIBRA Uno create spin-off investment fund

Thursday, 2 July 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Holland & Knight (Mexico) has helped Mexican real estate investment trust FIBRA Uno create a spin-off investment fund targeting large-scale real estate projects and raise US$387 million through a securities offering.

Mexico reform reverberating through LatAm

Thursday, 2 July 2015 by Vincent Manancourt

Sweeping energy reforms opening Mexico’s oil and gas sector to private companies for the first time in more than 75 years will draw investment away from Brazil and Colombia, but could boost activity in Central America’s nascent oil and gas industries, according to panellists speaking at the Law Society of England and Wales on Tuesday.

Debevoise & Plimpton makes double promotion to counsel

Elliot Greenfield and Matt Howard

Thursday, 2 July 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has promoted two litigation and corporate lawyers with Latin American experience to counsel.

Baker & McKenzie steers dual Chilean sugar tenders

Thursday, 2 July 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

UK agricultural trading company ED&F Man has hired Baker & McKenzie (Chile) as deal counsel to launch two tender offers for Chilean sugar companies Iansa and Campos Chilenos worth a combined US$213 million.

Stocche Forbes makes rare lateral partner hire

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Stocche Forbes Advogados has hired a litigation partner in São Paulo – its second lateral hire since opening three years ago.

Cabanellas Etchebarne and Cleary Gottlieb help Buenos Aires sell first global bonds in four years

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Cabanellas Etchebarne Kelly in Buenos Aires and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York, Buenos Aires and São Paulo have helped Buenos Aires province issue US$500 million in notes and exchange US$400 million in existing bonds, in its first international bond offering since 2011.

Holland & Knight strengthens LatAm practice with Miami counsel hire

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Holland & Knight LLP has recruited an M&A and corporate counsel from full service Floridian firm Fowler White Burnett to reinforce its Latin America practice group.

Mijares Angoitia announces new partner

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC has made a new partner who will contribute to its energy, infrastructure, finance and antitrust practices.

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