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Goldman Sachs hands over Colombian coal mines to Murray

The mines have estimated reserves of 184 million tons of coal

Friday, 28 August 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York, Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados in Bogotá, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira in Madrid and Harneys in the Cayman Islands have helped US mining company Murray Energy buy Goldman Sachs’ Colombian mining operations, as the bank exits the coal production industry amid sliding commodities prices and labour disputes.

The Carlyle Group invests in second Brazilian healthcare provider

Friday, 28 August 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

US asset manager The Carlyle Group has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Brazilian health-care provider Tempo through a voluntary tender offer worth US$193 million and announced eventual plans to delist the company, with the help of Souza, Cescon, Barrieu e Flesch - Advogados.

Brazilian heiress wins retail merger dispute

Friday, 28 August 2015 by Tom Jones

An ICC tribunal has awarded more than US$100 million to a company owned by Brazilian billionaire socialite Lily Safra, in a shareholder dispute with the owners of Brazil’s largest supermarket chain.

EDF secures financing for its first solar development in Chile

Friday, 28 August 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Baker & McKenzie LLP’s New York and Houston offices and Philippi Prietocarrizosa & Uría (Chile) have helped French electricity provider EDF obtain a credit line worth US$187 million to fund the construction of two solar plants in Chile’s Atacama Desert.

Grau Abogados and Cassels Brock steer credit facility for Canadian miner

Friday, 28 August 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Grau Abogados in Lima, Consortium Legal (Guatemala) and Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP in Toronto have helped Canadian miner Tahoe Resources obtain a US$150 million revolving credit facility.

Santander buys Uruguayan housing credit company

Friday, 28 August 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause in Montevideo and Uría Menéndez’s São Paulo office have helped Banco Santander buy 100 per cent of the shares in Uruguayan housing credit provider Retop for an undisclosed sum.

Shell obtains shale block exploitation rights in Vaca Muerta

Shell has exploitations rights on the two blocks for 35 years

Thursday, 27 August 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Argentine firms M & M Bomchil Abogados and Martelli Abogados have helped the local branch of Anglo-Dutch oil company Royal Dutch Shell obtain exploitation rights for two oil blocks in the Vaca Muerta shale gas plain in western Argentina.

Anglo American divests two copper mines in Chile to London buyer

Thursday, 27 August 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Baker & McKenzie LLP and Baker & McKenzie (Chile) have helped London-based hedge fund advisory company Audley Capital Advisors front a consortium that will buy two copper mines from London-listed mining corporation Anglo American for US$300 million.

Siqueira Castro appoints seven new partners

André Frossard Alburquerque, Andressa Barros Figueiredo de Paiva, Cassio Chaves Cunha and Daniela Soares Domingues

Thursday, 27 August 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Brazilian firm Siqueira Castro Advogados has promoted seven lawyers across its litigation, arbitration, consumer protection, corporate and tax practices to partner.

Spain’s Cintra wins US$1.1 billion Colombian highway concession

Thursday, 27 August 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uría (Colombia) has helped a consortium led by Spanish transport infrastructure company Cintra Infraestructuras win a US$1.1 billion concession to operate a toll road in northern Colombia.

Santamarina y Steta helps Banco Invex issue debt

Thursday, 27 August 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Santamarina y Steta has acted as deal counsel for Banco Invex’s US$88.2 million notes issuance, the first offering from the bank’s US$294 million debt programme.

Firms line up for Mexico’s next offshore oil tender

Nine companies and five consortia have prequalified for the auction on 30 September

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Basham, Ringe y Correa, Galicia Abogados, Goodrich, Riquelme Asociados, Greenberg Traurig SC and Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC are among the firms advising the 14 companies and consortia involved in Mexico’s second round one auction for five shallow water production-sharing contracts off the country’s southeastern Gulf Coast.

Colombia cracks down on anticompetitive trademark use

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 by Tom Webb

Colombia’s Superintendency for Industry and Commerce (SIC) has found that food producer Alpina used trademarks similar to rival Danone’s to exclude the latter company from Colombian markets.

Alcatel settles three disputes with Costa Rican regulator

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Costa Rican law firm Batalla Abogados has helped French telecoms multinational Alcatel-Lucent reach an out of court settlement with the Costa Rican Electricity and Telecommunications Institute (ICE), drawing an end to a series of disputes arising from the country’s largest ever corruption scandal.

Japan’s Sojitz invests in two Peruvian solar farms

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Japanese conglomerate Sojitz has hired Linklaters in London and Rubio Leguía Normand in Lima to obtain a 49 per cent stake in two solar plants in southern Peru owned by Spanish renewables developer T-Solar.

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