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Petrobras ramps up divestment plan with huge US$5.2 billion pipeline sale

The sale is Petrobras' biggest divestment to date

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Brazilian state-owned energy company Petrobras is relying on local firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados and Hogan Lovells LLP in Rio de Janeiro and Washington, DC to sell its gas pipeline network in the country’s southeast, in a landmark transaction that may radically change the country’s mid-stream hydrocarbons market.

Discounted tickets for Latin Lawyer Tax Summit available until end of Friday

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Join speakers from SABMiller, Mastercard, Panama’s Financial Transparency Task Force, Florida’s International Banking Association and more at Latin Lawyer’s inaugural tax summit in Miami this November. Buy tickets now to benefit from a discounted rate.

Fund manager avoids UAE extradition over Venezuelan award

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 by Sebastian Perry

A London executive accused of embezzling the proceeds of an arbitral award against a Venezuelan state entity will not be extradited to the United Arab Emirates, after British prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence against him.

Brazilian enforcer calls for fines against mobile credit cartel

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 by Tom Madge-Wyld

Brazil’s competition watchdog has asked its decision-making tribunal to fine a cartel that allegedly allocated markets and fixed prices in the market for electronic prepaid mobile credit top-up services.

Peixe Urbano wins STJ trademark ruling, but defendant vows to appeal

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Siqueira Castro Advogados has helped Chinese-owned Brazilian discount website Peixe Urbano win a lawsuit against Hotel Urbano for copying its name, brand and website, but the local travel agency will try and appeal against the ruling.

Antitrust probe targets Cancún airport

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 by Henry Stockley

Mexico’s competition authority is probing Cancún’s international airport, marking its second high-profile airport investigation this year.

PE activity in LatAm on the up

General (Ret) David Petraeus and Todd Crider

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

As developed markets suffer a slump, private equity investors are more optimistic about Latin America’s major economies offering long-term sustainable growth, while political developments in Brazil represent a turning point, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 7th annual private equity conference, held yesterday in New York.

Campos Mello poaches from BMA and TozziniFreire

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Campos Mello Advogados has hired partners from BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão and TozziniFreire Advogados to lead its IP and white-collar crime and compliance practices.

Stocche Forbes grows in São Paulo

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 by Henry Stockley

Stocche Forbes Advogados has recruited partner Paulo Leonardo Casagrande in São Paulo, a year after he joined Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown.

Mexico City's new airport issues green bonds worth US$2 billion

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York and Jones Day (Mexico) are helping the state-owned concessionaire developing Mexico City’s new six-runway international airport complete Latin America’s largest-ever issuance of green bonds. 

Garrigues behind Colombian cement loan

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Garrigues (Colombia) has helped a joint venture between Colombian construction conglomerate Corona and Spain’s Grupo Cementos Molins obtain a loan to fund the construction of a cement plant in Colombia’s north-west.

New Brazilian firm banks on capital markets resurgence

Daniel Monteiro, Roberto Rusu, Ricardo Cameirão Junior, Allan Bercht, Gláucio Grottoli and André Campos

Monday, 26 September 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Three partners from several Brazilian firms and the in-house counsel of a private equity group have established a new firm in anticipation of a capital markets upswing.

Argentine govt advisor to discuss ideological shift at Latin Lawyer’s Labour & Employment conference

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Monday, 26 September 2016

A special senior advisor to Argentina’s ministry of justice and human rights will discuss the country’s movement away from socialism and its implications for labour laws, at Latin Lawyer’s 3rd Labour and Employment conference, to be held on Wednesday in Miami.

PPU helps Pfizer close Colombian leg of AstraZeneca antibiotics tie-up

Monday, 26 September 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia) has helped US pharmaceuticals company Pfizer get antitrust approval in Colombia for its global acquisition of AstraZeneca’s antibiotics business.

Santamarina y Steta steers Invex debt offering

Monday, 26 September 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Santamarina y Steta as deal counsel has helped Mexican financial services holding company Invex Controladora issue securities worth 1 billion Mexican pesos (US$50 million).

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