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Consortium advises banks as Honduras cracks down on money laundering

Friday, 26 August 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Consortium Legal (Honduras) is advising the Honduran Banking Association (AHIBA) and Citibank subsidiary Banco de Honduras on the implications of a financial reform that facilitates the liquidation of banks, after a drug-related money laundering scandal exposed gaps in local regulations.

Colombia turns the page on notebook cartel

Friday, 26 August 2016 by Mark Briggs

Kimberly-Clark has again obtained full immunity for its role in a Colombian cartel, while a local company and executives have been fined millions of pesos.

Cleary, Payet Rey, Hogan Lovells and Rebaza ink América Móvil expansion

Friday, 26 August 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

The New York and Washington, DC offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Peru’s Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados have helped América Móvil’s Peruvian subsidiary take over local telecoms operator Olo del Perú.

Lefosse and Machado Meyer guide Brazil leg of Faurecia sale

Friday, 26 August 2016 by Vincent Manancourt

Plastic Omnium has acquired fellow French equipment manufacturer Faurecia’s automotive exteriors business with Clifford Chance LLP’s Paris office as lead counsel and Lefosse Advogados providing advice on Brazilian law.

Bain Capital exits car parts maker in Mexico

Friday, 26 August 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

French car parts supplier Valeo has hired four offices from German firm Gleiss Lutz and Von Wobeser y Sierra SC in Mexico City to complete the Mexican leg of its global acquisition of German clutch maker FTE from Bain Capital.

EEB obtains Citibank funds

Friday, 26 August 2016 by Vincent Manancourt

Citibank has hired the Washington, DC office of Clifford Chance LLP, Brigard & Urrutia Abogados in Bogotá and Arenales & Skinner-Klée/LatamLex in Guatemala City to grant a credit facility worth a combined USD$135 million to two Empresa de Energía de Bogotá (EEB) subsidiaries.

Payet Rey partner joins Kuczynski’s labour ministry

Thursday, 25 August 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Former Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados labour practice head Germán Lora has quit the firm to serve as the top adviser to Peru’s new labour minister.

Colombia’s Grupo Argos expands in US

Thursday, 25 August 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York and McGuire Woods LLP in Richmond have helped Colombia’s Cementos Argos expand in the US by acquiring a cement plant and eight related terminals.

Another billion-dollar award against Venezuela

Thursday, 25 August 2016 by Lacey Yong

A Canadian gold mining company has won a third-party funded treaty claim against Venezuela, receiving an award totalling over US$1.2 billion.

Felsberg and Machado Meyer restructure tyre maker’s debts

Thursday, 25 August 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Felsberg Advogados has helped Brazilian tyre manufacturer Borrachas Vipal restructure some 1 billion reais (US$312 million) worth of debt with seven major banks, extending the company’s debt by five years.

Etex sells ceramics business to Lamosa

Thursday, 25 August 2016 by Vincent Manancourt

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima, Claro & Cía in Santiago, and Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h) in Buenos Aires have helped Belgian industrials group Etex sell its Latin American ceramics business to Mexican counterpart Lamosa.

Inversiones La Construcción retains Prieto y Cía for bond offer

Thursday, 25 August 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Prieto y Cía has acted as deal counsel for a US$40 million debt issuance by Inversiones La Construcción, a holding company with stakes in Chile’s financial and healthcare industries.
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CMS looks to Chile, Colombia and Peru

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

CMS has announced it is looking to strengthen its position in Latin America by establishing formal ties with local firms in Chile, Colombia and Peru.

Mexican antitrust enforcer urges freight industry deregulation

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 by Mark Briggs

Mexico’s competition authority has said local regulations in the state of Sinaloa restrict competition in freight services, leading to stunted growth and reductions in service quality.

Two LatAm awards revisited at ICSID

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 by Douglas Thomson

Two ICSID cases relating to Latin America are to be reopened, as Venezuela applies to annul a US$98 million award won by the Vestey meat group and tobacco producer Philip Morris seeks to rectify an award dismissing its controversial claim against Uruguay. 

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