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Schahin secures Chinese investment through lease-back deal

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 by Rachel Hall

Linklaters in New York, Brazil’s Lefosse Advogados and Panama’s Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega have helped Brazilian conglomerate Schahin Group enter into a US$1 billion sale and lease-back transaction with China’s ICBCL for two deep water drilling units, a deal touted as a strategic priority for the two countries.

Dutch Supreme Court upholds Chevron award

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 by Kyriaki Karadelis

The Dutch Supreme Court has upheld a US$96 million award in favour of US oil company Chevron against Ecuador.

Companies handling private employee information must seek consent, say lawyers

Celia Joseph, Jose Alfredo Arce, Alejandra Castro, Mihoko Sirley Kimura, Enrique Munita and Jorge Reynardus

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Global companies looking to operate in Latin American jurisdictions should take note of the wide variations in countries’ data privacy legislation, but above all they should seek employee consent, said lawyers speaking at Latin America’s first Annual Labour and Employment Conference, held in Miami.

Barros & Errázuriz steers Coca-Cola issuance

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Chile’s Barros & Errázuriz Abogados has helped Chilean drinks bottler Coca-Cola Embonor issue bonds worth US$122 million.

Mexico’s INFONACOT launches debt programme

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Holland & Knight (Mexico) has helped Mexican government credit provider INFONACOT launch a debt programme worth US$769 million.

Gómez-Pinzón, Davis Polk and MNA Martínez in Grupo Aval’s US$1.2 billion IPO

Monday, 29 September 2014 by Rachel Hall

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York and Colombia’s MNA Martínez Abogados have helped Colombia’s largest banking group, Grupo Aval, raise US$1.2 billion in its initial public offering in the US.

Mattos Filho and Tauil & Chequer in Shell-PTT sale

Monday, 29 September 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped Royal Dutch Shell sell its 20 per cent stake in an offshore oil block in Brazil to Thailand's state-owned oil and gas company PTT Exploration and Production.

Two weeks to go to Anti-Corruption Conference

Monday, 29 September 2014 by Rachel Hall

Only two weeks to go until Latin Lawyer’s 2nd Annual Anti-Corruption & Investigations Conference, taking place on Thursday, 16th October at the Tivoli Hotel, São Paulo.

BTG issues notes worth US$1.3 billion to fund BSI buy

Monday, 29 September 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

BTG Pactual’s Luxembourg branch has issued notes worth US$1.3 billion with help from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in São Paulo and London and Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados in Brazil.

Guyer & Regules leads Montes del Este trust issuance

Monday, 29 September 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Guyer & Regules has steered the creation of the Montes del Este forestry trust, which is thought to be first financial structure in Uruguay to allow for the deferred purchase of shares by pension funds.

Mijares Angoitia helps Conmex sell bonds

Monday, 29 September 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC has acted as deal counsel in an US$85 million bond offering by Concesionaria Mexiquense (Conmex), the Mexican arm of Spanish construction firm OHL.

Cleary, Galicia, Simpson Thacher and Creel García-Cuéllar in FIBRA Macquarie’s follow-on offering

Friday, 26 September 2014 by Rachel Hall

Mexican real estate investment trust FIBRA Macquarie has retained Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC in Mexico for its first follow-on global offering, worth US$367 million.

Tax structure key to Mexican and Brazilian PE deals

Victor Hollender, Gustavo Haddad, Alejandro Santoyo, Juan Pablo Schwencke

Friday, 26 September 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Structuring a deal to reduce tax liability and confronting the commonplace prospect of litigation are important components of Brazilian and Mexican private equity transactions, but are of limited use in Chile where investment vehicles provide fewer benefits and litigation is rare, said panellists at Latin Lawyer’s fifth annual private equity conference in New York.

ICSID committee preserves El Paso award against Argentina

Friday, 26 September 2014 by Kyriaki Karadelis

Argentina has failed in its bid to annul a US$43 million award issued in favour of US energy company El Paso three years ago over the state’s actions in response to its 2001 financial crisis.

Mexico’s first independent energy E&P company secures PE funding

Friday, 26 September 2014 by Rachel Hall

Norton Rose Fulbright in New York, Caracas, Amsterdam and London has helped Sierra Oil & Gas, Mexico's first independent exploration and production company, secure investment worth US$525 million from three private equity firms.

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