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Self-reporting is “most difficult decision” for companies, agree panellists

Shin Jae Kim, Mariana Villela, Fernando Castelo Branco, Francisco Cestero and Marcelo Marchetti

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 by Joe Rowley

With Brazil’s biggest corruption investigation continuing to send ripples through the country’s legal and business communities, panellists at Latin Lawyer and Global Investigation Review’s 4th Annual Anti-Corruption & Investigations conference discuss the potential pitfalls of self-reporting.

Embraer agrees US$205 million bribery settlement

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 by Euan Conley

Aerospace company Embraer’s combined US$205 million foreign bribery resolution with US and Brazilian authorities signals that Brazil’s securities and exchange commission is taking on a more active role.

Tauil & Chequer partner becomes global practice co-head

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown partner Carlos Motta has become global practice co-head of Mayer Brown LLP’s corporate, M&A and capital markets department – the first Brazilian lawyer to be appointed to the role in the history of the two firms’ cooperation.

Latham, Cleary, Mijares and Creel García-Cuéllar in LatAm's biggest equity offer of 2016

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Latham & Watkins LLP’s Chicago and San Diego offices and Mexico’s Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC have helped Infraestructura Energética Nova (IEnova) make Latin America’s largest equity offering of 2016, with a US$1.6 billion follow-on issuance of shares.

Gurupi gold deposit changes hands

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

The Belo Horizonte office of Azevedo Sette Advogados and Toronto law firm Torkin Manes LLP have helped Canada’s Jaguar Mining sign an earn-in agreement to sell a Brazilian gold deposit to copper miner Avanco Resources.

Córdoba returns to international debt markets

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

The New York office of DLA Piper LLP has helped the city of Córdoba issue notes worth US$150 million – making it the first Argentine municipality to raise debt through the international capital markets in 15 years.

Balancing efficiency with compliance: Latin Lawyer’s Tax Summit

Co-chairs Celso Costa and Michael Silva

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016 by Rosie Cresswell

The global tax environment is changing at a rapid pace, with pressure for heightened transparency and greater exchange of information pushing developments forward. Latin Lawyer’s inaugural Tax Summit next month will address the challenge faced by tax practitioners across the world: how to structure transactions and operations in a way that is efficient and tax compliant at the same time.

Madrona Advogados hires senior counsel ahead of capital markets recovery

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Brazilian firm Madrona Advogados has hired a senior counsel for its finance and capital markets practice, as it readies itself for better times ahead in Brazil’s stifled capital markets.

Hogan Lovells and Holland & Knight complete Mexico’s first off-balance securitisation

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Hogan Lovells BSTL has helped Mexican chemicals manufacturer Cydsa obtain a US$30 million loan from two banks, in the first off-balance securitisation by a corporate group in Mexico.

Baker & McKenzie partners start new firm in Santiago

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 by Malina McLennan

Two former partners at Baker & McKenzie (Chile) - including competition co-head José Joaquín Ugarte - have opened a new firm, Ugarte Ried y Correa.

Transchile handover calls on Larrain, Bofill and Cariola

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

The airports arm of Spanish infrastructure construction company Ferrovial has hired Larrain y Asociados Abogados in Santiago to buy the owner of a transmission line in southern Chile.

Rodrigo Elías and PPU ink PeruRail loan

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados has helped railway operator PeruRail obtain a US$45 million loan to refinance debt it incurred building new facilities.

Creel García-Cuéllar and Galicia behind Mexico’s first FIBRA E offering

Monday, 24 October 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC has helped Mexican transport company Promotora y Operadora de Infraestructura (Pinfra) become the first corporate entity to launch a FIBRA E investment trust, in an 11.8 billion peso (US$631 million) offering.

New York court throws out appeal from Argentine holdouts

Monday, 24 October 2016 by Jack Barton

A group of individual bondholders who refused to enter into Argentina’s global sovereign debt settlement have lost in their bid to enforce claims against money held in New York, days before the funds go beyond the reach of the US courts.

Former Rio Olympic Committee legal manager launches firm

Monday, 24 October 2016 by Gwyneth Jones

The former commercial legal manager for the Organising Committee of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games, Fábio Rodrigues Fleischhauer, has opened his own law firm.

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