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Four firms steer US$3 billion financing of Mexico City mega airport

Mexico City’s new six runway airport is expected to cost US$13 billion

Friday, 9 October 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP's New York and Washington, DC offices and Jones Day (Mexico) have helped the state-owned concessionaire building Mexico City’s six-runway airport obtain a revolving credit facility worth US$3 billion from a syndicate of banks to fund the development.

Costa Rica’s Pacheco Coto shakes up governance

Friday, 9 October 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Humberto Pacheco Alpizar has assumed the newly created position of chairman at Pacheco Coto (Costa Rica) as the firm consolidates its transition to a more institutionalised model.

OECD measures raise questions over PE tax structuring

Juan Pablo Schwencke, Alejandro Santoyo, Carlos José Rolim de Mello, Andrés Hoyos-Ramírez and Victor Hollender

Friday, 9 October 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

With Latin America’s biggest economies preparing to introduce sweeping legislation to counter tax avoidance, a lack of clarity over the scope of the laws could mean the legality of private equity tax structures is called into question, agreed panellists speaking at Latin Lawyer’s 6th Annual Private Equity Conference in New York last month.

Ball/Rexam meets resistance in Brazil

Friday, 9 October 2015 by Sonya Lalli

Brazil’s competition watchdog has challenged a tie-up of the world’s largest beverage can producers – a deal which has allegedly been opposed by all of the companies’ Brazilian customers.

Pérez Bustamante helps consortium win bridge contract

Friday, 9 October 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Ecuador’s Pérez Bustamante & Ponce Abogados has helped two Spanish members of a multinational consortium win a US$75 million infrastructure concession to build a bridge in Guayaquil.

KLA hires public law, infrastructure and environment partner

Thursday, 8 October 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados has hired a partner from Zancan Advogados to co-head its public law and infrastructure practices and lead the environment department.

Court quashes Argentine holdouts’ bid for BNY Mellon funds

Thursday, 8 October 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

A New York appeals court has upheld a judgment by US judge Thomas Griesa, ruling that funds deposited by Argentina in a Bank of New York Mellon account to pay its restructured bondholders are off limits to the country’s holdout creditors.

Impala Terminals obtains loan for Colombian fleet

Thursday, 8 October 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Two Colombian shipping companies affiliated with Belgian logistics company Impala Terminals have obtained a US$350 million syndicated loan to finance a fleet of Colombian boats, with the help of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York and Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados in Bogotá.

Mitsui acquires minority stake in Chilean salmon farmer

Thursday, 8 October 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Carey in Santiago has helped Japanese conglomerate Mitsui buy a US$101 million stake in Salmones Multiexport (Salmex), a subsidiary of Chilean salmon farmer Multiexport Foods.

Swiss seize Cunha secret bank accounts

The Swiss authorities seized Cunha’s assets on 1 October

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Swiss prosecutors have seized assets from bank accounts owned by the president of Brazil’s chamber of deputies on suspicion of money laundering.

Cementos Molins and Corona sign factory JV

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Spain’s Cementos Molins has agreed a US$370 million joint venture with Colombian manufacturing conglomerate Corona to build a cement plant in north-west Colombia.

Holland & Knight advises FIBRA Inn on new debt programme

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Holland & Knight (Mexico) has helped real estate investment trust FIBRA Inn establish a five-year debt progamme worth 5 billion Mexican pesos (US$292 million) and steered its debut issuance.

Kirkland & Ellis backs Honduran schools

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Wednesday, 7 October 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

An education foundation set up by employees of US law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP has announced plans to build five primary schools in Honduras.

Tavarone Rovelli steers transmission line debt offering

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani has acted as deal counsel for an US$18 million notes offering by Integración Eléctrica Sur Argentina.

Teva buys Mexico’s Rimsa for US$2.3 billion

Teva produces 73 billion tablets a year

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Israeli pharmaceuticals company Teva has purchased Mexican counterpart Rimsa for US$2.3 billion, with the help of Greenberg Traurig LLP in Mexico City, Miami, London and Fort Lauderdale.

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