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Rafael Suárez de Lezo

CMS looks to Chile, Colombia and Peru

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

UK firm 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. 

One week left to complete pro bono survey

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

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Luiz Eduardo Salles

Azevedo Sette and Nasser help defeat antidumping allegations

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Azevedo Sette Advogados and Nasser Sociedade de Advogados have helped packaging manufacturers in Bahrain and Peru beat off antidumping allegations in Brazil, in a rare case based on threat of material injury.

Firms convene for Chaco’s first global notes offer

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

The Argentine province of Chaco has retained Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s São Paulo, New York and Buenos Aires offices and Argentine firm Cabanellas Etchebarne Kelly to issue notes worth US$250 million.

Machado Meyer directs Brasil Pharma issuance

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados has helped local drugs retailer Brasil Pharma issue debentures worth 377,751,000 reais (US$188 million).

E Munhoz and Machado Meyer agree PDG debt restructuring

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Brazilian insolvency boutique E Munhoz Advogados has helped Brazil’s second largest real estate company, PDG Realty, restructure more than four billion reais (US$1.2 billion) worth of debt with its major creditors.

CAS breaks record with caseload in Rio

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 by Tom Jones

The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s Olympic ad hoc division has officially closed for business after dealing with a record 28 cases in Rio – but members of the division are still hearing an appeal against Russian Paralympic athletes blanket ban because of alleged state-sponsored doping. 

Bancomext returns to the capital markets

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Mexican state-owned development bank Bancomext has hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York, Galicia Abogados in Mexico City and Maples and Calder in Grand Cayman to issue notes worth US$700 million through its Cayman Island branch.

Monotype makes user-generated content acquisition

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

US tech company Monotype has acquired marketing start-up Olapic, with Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h) assisting on the deal’s Argentine leg.

Simpson Thacher, Skadden, Tavarone and Salaverri in Albanesi notes offer

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Three electricity-generating subsidiaries of Argentine energy group Albanesi have hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s New York office and Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani in Buenos Aires to jointly issue US$250 million worth of notes.

Machado Meyer and Mattos Filho steer waterway financing

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados has helped waterway logistics company Hidrovias do Brasil obtain 950 million reais (US$295 million) in financing for a project in the northern state of Pará.

Handful of LatAm law schools attract most postgrad students, our survey finds

Monday, 22 August 2016 by Vincent Manancourt

A Latin Lawyer survey has identified the most popular universities in Latin America for postgraduate legal qualifications.

Mexican steel producer gains provisional relief in Delaware

Monday, 22 August 2016 by Margarita Michaels

Altos Hornos de Mexico, one of Mexico’s largest steel producers, has gained provisional relief under Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code in Delaware, as it seeks to draw its 17-year bankruptcy to a close.

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