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Galicia adds Raz Guzmán capital markets partner

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 by Rachel Hall

Mexico’s Galicia Abogados has hired Guillermo Pérez Santiago as partner to boost its capital markets practice as part of a drive to up specialisation at the firm.

Davis Polk on board for Tyson’s Brazil and Mexico sales to JBS

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 by Rachel Hall

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York and Washington, DC is advising Tyson Foods for the US$575 million sale of its poultry businesses in Brazil and Mexico to rival JBS for US$575 million.

Hernández and Rebaza in Carlyle Group security firm investment

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Hernández & Cía Abogados has helped The Carlyle Group buy a controlling stake in Peruvian security company JV Resguardo, marking the US private equity firm’s first alternative asset acquisition in the Andean country.

Siqueira Castro helps pension fund win accounting battle with regulator

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Siqueira Castro Advogados has helped Nucleos, the pension fund for Brazil’s nuclear industry, win a battle with the country’s pension regulator over its accounting methods – obtaining a judgment that declares the regulator was wrong to prevent it from including unpaid government credits in its annual accounts.

Canada and Singapore funds up stakes in São Paulo mall

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Pinheiro Neto Advogados and Veirano Advogados are helping the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) buy a combined US$90 million controlling stake in a São Paulo shopping mall.

Philippi, Simpson Thacher, Carey and Davis Polk in Entel issuance

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Chile’s largest telecoms company, Entel, has issued notes worth US$800 million with help from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner in Chile.

Marval steers AES Argentina loan

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal has advised a group of banks on a US$24.4 million loan awarded to the Argentine arm of US hydropower company AES.

Von Wobeser steers Mexican wind PPA

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Von Wobeser y Sierra SC has helped the Mexican arm of German industrial technology company Robert Bosch close a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a Mexican wind farm run by Italian renewables company Enel Green Power.

Argentina’s new hydrocarbons bill poised to enter Congress

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 by Rachel Hall

The latest draft of Argentina’s new hydrocarbons law has sparked controversy among the country’s provinces, which are set to lose their grip on concessions to the federal government, but energy lawyers are confident that a compromise will be reached given an update to the legislation is so crucial for economic development and energy independence.

Ecuador held liable over tax on oil profits

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 by Sebastian Perry

An ICSID panel has upheld claims by Bahamian company Perenco over Ecuador’s 99 per cent tax on windfall oil profits, the state has announced.

Indacochea makes third partner in Bolivia

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Bolivia’s Indacochea & Asociados has promoted corporate lawyer Alonso Indacochea to partner.

YPF returns to the capital markets

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Estudio O'Farrell Abogados has helped Argentine state oil company YPF issue notes worth a combined US$181 million.

Salaverri Dellatorre steers Banco de Servicios y Transacciones issuance

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Argentina’s Salaverri, Dellatorre, Burgio & Wetzler Malbrán has acted as deal counsel in a US$17 million notes offering by Banco de Servicios y Transacciones, a local financial services institution.

Paul Hastings, Mijares, Simpson Thacher and Raz Guzmán in Pinfra equity offering

Monday, 28 July 2014

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and Mexico’s Raz Guzmán, SC have advised Mexican infrastructure concessions operator Pinfra in its US$570 million follow-on equity offering – the first time in a decade non-voting stock known as L shares have been issued after a change in policy at the securities regulator.

Cemig and Renova sign Bahia wind farm deal

Monday, 28 July 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Dias Carneiro, Arystóbulo, Flores, Sanches and Thomaz Bastos Advogados and Candido, Martins & Galizzi Advogados have advised renewable energy producer Renova and Minas Gerais power company Cemig on an investment deal that will see Cemig channel US$50.8 million into a wind farm project in northeast Brazil.

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