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Transparency International elects Peru’s Ugaz as new chair

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

José Ugaz, the lawyer who investigated the now-jailed former president of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, has been elected chair of the anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International.

DoJ expects more cooperation between US and Latin American enforcers


Wednesday, 22 October 2014 by Alison O’Connell

Cooperation between US and Latin American law enforcers will continue to increase according to James Koukios, senior deputy chief of the fraud section in the criminal division of the US Department of Justice, who urged companies to cooperate with authorities.

Ivanhoé partners with Black Creek to invest in Mexican real estate

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Paul Hastings LLP in New York and Mexico’s Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC have helped Canadian real estate company Ivanhoé Cambridge form a US$500 million partnership with private equity platform Black Creek and invest US$100 million in a housing development in Mexico City.

Colombia-based O&G company Vetra obtains credit facility

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York, Colombia’s Muñoz Tamayo & Asociados and Hogan Lovells LLP in Madrid have helped US private equity-owned energy company Vetra obtain a credit facility worth US$250 million to refinance debt and fund exploration.

Muñiz Ramírez steers Gloria bond issuance

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Muñiz Ramírez Pérez-Taiman & Olaya has helped Citibank and Citicorp arrange and place bonds issued by Peruvian dairy producer Gloria worth US$52 million.

PBDA gains new signatories at Dominican Pro Bono conference

Fundación Pro Bono República Dominicana president Teófilo Rosario with PBDA signatories Leticia Caminero and Gisell López as representatives of Distinctive Law and Estrella & Tupete respectively

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

The Vance Center’s Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas (PBDA) has gained new signatories at an international pro bono congress hosted in the Dominican Republic earlier this month by the Vance Center, Dominican and Chilean clearinghouses and the Dominican Institute of Constitutional Law.

Linklaters, Pérez Alati and Allende & Brea guide inaugural energy loan

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

The New York office of Linklaters and Argentina’s Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h) have advised crude oil refinery Axion Energy Argentina on a US$73 million loan agreement, its first international financing.

Chávez Vargas helps supply free TVs to Mexican households

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Mexico’s Diamond Electronics has turned to local firm Chávez Vargas Abogados SC to win a US$180 million government contract to distribute free digital televisions to low-income households.

Baker strengthens Colombian tax practice

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Baker & McKenzie (Colombia) has promoted a lawyer to head its tax practice.

Owens Corning acquires Chilean roofing company

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

US building materials supplier Owens Corning has bought a majority stake in Chilean roofing company Transandina de Comercio, with help from local firm Carey.

Tavarone Rovelli steers Intesar offering

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Argentine firm Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani has helped engineer Integración Eléctrica Sur Argentina (Intesar) establish a US$50 million bond programme.

Littler opens in Peru

Monday, 20 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Littler Mendelson PC, the largest labour and employment firm in the US, is opening in Peru with the incorporation of labour boutique Estudio Gonzalez & Asociados, becoming the third international firm to open in the Andean nation.

Batista reaches hat-trick as MMX files for bankruptcy

Monday, 20 October 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Iron ore miner MMX has become the third company belonging to troubled Brazilian businessman Eike Batista to file for bankruptcy protection in the space of a year, following the path trodden by oil and gas company OGX and shipbuilder OSX.

CADE turns up the heat with three probes

Monday, 20 October 2014 by Leo Szolnoki

Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE) has launched investigations of the electricity monitoring, antifriction bearing, and fuel distribution markets, targeting alleged cartels operating both at home and abroad.

Von Wobeser helps extend port contract, settles dispute

Monday, 20 October 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Mexico’s Von Wobeser y Sierra SC has helped marine terminal operator Comercializadora La Junta extend its concession to operate in a Pacific Ocean port after settling a two-year-long arbitration with Manzanillo port authority.

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