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Re-election leaves lawyers yearning for change

Thursday, 30 October 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

As President Dilma Rousseff’s re-election on Sunday sent Brazil’s markets tumbling in a confirmation of the business community’s bitter disappointment with the result, lawyers are struggling to be optimistic despite the promise of government reshuffles, impending infrastructure investment and tax reform.
Adam Brenneman and David Flechner

Cleary makes LatAm promotions in New York

Thursday, 30 October 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has promoted two lawyers with Latin American experience to partner and counsel.

O'Farrell and Tanoira in YPF bond offering

Thursday, 30 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Estudio O'Farrell Abogados has helped Argentine state oil company YPF issue bonds worth US$90 million.

Marval and Bruchou in energy notes issuance

Thursday, 30 October 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal has helped Argentine power distributor Genneia in a US$25 million notes offering.

Tavarone Rovelli steers BeST Consumer Finance issuance

Thursday, 30 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Argentina’s Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani has acted as deal counsel for the issuance of debt securities by financial loan trust BeST Consumer Finance worth US$13 million.

DLA merges with Mexican firm as former partners head for Baker

Manuel Rajunov, Carlos Valencia and Andrés Ochoa-Bünsow

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

As its former Mexico City team heads to Baker & McKenzie, DLA Piper has announced it has merged with Mexican firm Gallastegui y Lozano, giving it a new partnership of seven.

Bruchou banks on mining boom with double partner hire

Sergio Arbeleche and Sebastián Vedoya

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Argentina’s Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi has hired two partners from Zaballa Carchio – Abogados to jointly head a new mining practice ahead of an expected surge of investment into the sector following presidential elections scheduled for next year.

SunEdison goes local for Chilean solar financing

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP’s Washington, DC office has helped SunEdison obtain project financing for a solar park in northern Chile, thought to be the first time the US renewables company has relied solely on Latin American banks for funding in Chile.

Telecoms companies team up with Google to lay deep-sea cable

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Three firms have confirmed their role in a joint-venture agreement signed between Angolan, Brazilian and Uruguayan telecoms companies and Google to lay a US$400 million deep-sea fibre optic cable bringing higher internet bandwidth to Latin America.

Holland & Knight, Muñiz Ramírez and Pérez Bustamante steer Bladex loan

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

The New York and Bogotá offices of Holland & Knight LLP, Peru’s Muñiz Ramírez Pérez-Taiman & Olaya and Ecuador’s Pérez Bustamante & Ponce Abogados have helped Latin American Foreign Trade Bank (Bladex) and a group of syndicated lenders provide a US$90 million loan to Colombian telecoms company Centelsa.

Baker hires from DLA in Mexico

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 by Rosie Cresswell

Baker & McKenzie (Mexico) has hired a three-partner transactional team from DLA Piper Mexico, SC.

Cleary, Milbank and Ritch Mueller in US$1 billion double Pemex notes issuance

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Mexican state oil company Pemex has turned to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York to issue two series of notes worth a combined US$1 billion and guaranteed by the US-Export Import Bank.

Pattern signs PPA with Antofagasta Minerals for its first solar project

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Chilean firm Aninat Schwencke & Cia has helped US renewables company Pattern Development sign a PPA for its first-ever solar project with Chile’s Antofagasta Minerals.

Molinos Río de la Plata and Mondelēz exchange food assets in Argentina

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Argentina’s largest food manufacturer, Molinos Río de la Plata, and the local arm of US food conglomerate Mondelēz have turned to Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi and Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal respectively for an asset and trademark swap.

Lefosse, Davis Polk, Mattos Filho and White & Case land Brazil’s first IPO of 2014

Monday, 27 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Brazil’s Lefosse Advogados and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP’s New York and São Paulo offices have helped Brazilian animal pharmaceuticals company Ouro Fino raise US$147 million, in the first IPO to come out of Brazil this year.

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