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Linklaters adds partner with LatAm promotion

Friday, 1 May 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Linklaters has promoted a partner with Latin American experience to its global practice.

Brazilian 'nightmare' a lesson in competition advocacy

Friday, 1 May 2015 by Ron Knox

The years-long push to modernise Brazil’s outdated antitrust regime was a “nightmare” that strained officials at the country’s former competition agencies tasked with pressuring the government to update the law, a former top Brazilian enforcer said yesterday at the annual meeting of the International Competition Network in Sydney.

De Luca Derenusson helps French construction services company enter Brazil

Friday, 1 May 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados has helped French rental equipment company Loxam enter Latin America by acquiring a minority stake in Brazilian counterpart Degraus Andaimes.

M & M Bomchil and Errecondo González team up to fund CGC’s Petrobras acquisition

Friday, 1 May 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

M & M Bomchil Abogados has advised Argentine oil and gas exploration company Compañía General de Combustibles (CGC) on a US$40 million notes offering to fund the acquisition of hydrocarbon assets from Brazil’s Petrobras.

Fovissste recruits Chávez Vargas for mortgage securities sale

Friday, 1 May 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Chávez Vargas Abogados SC has helped Mexico’s national housing credit provider Fovissste issue US$666 million worth of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS).

YPF breaks capital markets record with US$1.5 billion issuance

This is Argentina's largest ever corporate bond offering

Thursday, 30 April 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Argentina’s Estudio O'Farrell Abogados and Chadbourne & Parke LLP’s New York office have helped Argentine state-owned energy company YPF complete the country’s largest-ever international corporate bond offering, worth US$1.5 billion.

British advertiser increases stake in Brazil

Thursday, 30 April 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

British advertising agency WPP has increased its stake in Brazilian market researcher IBOPE with the help of KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados in São Paulo and Davis & Gilbert LLP in New York.

Paraguay makes US$280 million sovereign debt offering

Thursday, 30 April 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Paraguay has issued US$280 million worth of sovereign bonds with the help of Parquet & Asociados in Asunción and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s New York office – though the international counsel did not confirm before publication.

Creel García guides textile sale in Mexico

Thursday, 30 April 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC has helped Spanish clothing manufacturer Tavex sell its North American textile business to Mexican denim manufacturer Grupo Siete Leguas for US$48 million.

EPM splashes out on Antofagasta’s water unit

Antofagasta is expanding its copper mining industry

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Chilean firm Carey has helped copper mining company Antofagasta sell its water subsidiary to Colombian state-owned utilities provider Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) for US$965 million – reportedly the largest investment by a Colombian company in the country to date.

Carlyle Group enters Brazilian health-care sector

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

The New York, Delaware, Washington, DC and São Paulo offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados have helped US private equity company The Carlyle Group make an equity investment in Brazil’s largest private hospital operator, Rede D’Or, three months after the country passed legislation allowing foreign companies to invest capital in private health-care providers.

Miller & Chevalier hires LatAm partner full-time

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 by Marieke Breijer

After two years as special counsel at Washington, DC-based Miller & Chevalier, Latin America-focused anti-corruption lawyer Matteson Ellis has joined the firm as a full-time member, the equivalent of partner.

Brazil snaps up Norwegian shipping assets

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Vieira, Rezende, Barbosa e Guerreiro Advogados in Rio de Janeiro, Norway’s Wikborg Rein, and Dutch law firm NautaDutilh have helped Marlin Navegação in Brazil and Marlin International Coöperatief in the Netherlands buy five oil and gas service vessels from Norwegian offshore oil services company DOF.

Payet Ray and Muñiz Ramirez close unique bond securitisation issuance

Redesur and Tesur operate transmission lines across south and east Peru

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados has helped two infrastructure companies controlled by Spanish state-owned electricity provider Red Eléctrica de España and Peruvian private equity fund AC Capitales SAFI place bonds worth US$110 million under one of the largest securitised bond programmes registered on the Peruvian Securities Markets.

Journey’s end for Honduran road dispute

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 by Sebastian Perry

Honduras has abandoned its attempt to annul an US$11 million ICSID award in favour of a Spanish roadbuilder after the parties reached an amicable settlement.

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