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Sean McCoy-Cador

Chadbourne bolsters Mexico City office with energy GC hire

Friday, 28 November 2014 by Joe Rowley

Chadbourne & Parke LLP has hired the former general counsel to Mexican energy company Thermion Renewable Ventures to strengthen its energy practice in Mexico City three months after hiring a team from KPMG to restock the department after most of the previous team left to open Holland & Knight’s new office in the city.

Ecuador fails to disqualify Chevron tribunal

Friday, 28 November 2014 by Kyriaki Karadelis

Three arbitrators hearing Chevron’s investment treaty claim against Ecuador concerning liability for oil pollution in the Amazon have survived the state’s attempt to disqualify them – as the case also sees some adjustments to the counsel line-up.

RioPrevidência returns to international markets for US$1.1 billion issuance

Friday, 28 November 2014 by Joe Rowley

Rio de Janeiro pension fund RioPrevidência has been advised by DLA Piper LLP’s Chicago, New York and São Paulo offices and Brazilian firm Souza, Cescon, Barrieu e Flesch - Advogados in a US$1.1 billion notes issuance secured by the state’s future oil and gas royalties.
President Enrique Peña Nieto

Mexico under pressure after anticorruption protests

Friday, 28 November 2014 by Adam Dobrik

Mexico’s government is under increasing pressure to overhaul the country’s anti-corruption laws following widespread public protests.

Nader Hayaux and Mijares team up for FIBRA Danhos buy

Friday, 28 November 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Nader, Hayaux & Goebel has helped FIBRA Danhos purchase a Mexico City shopping mall and hotel complex in exchange for equity in the Mexican real estate investment trust, worth US$270 million.

CADE settles with salt cartelist

Friday, 28 November 2014 by Henry Vane

In another example of the growing popularity of its cartel settlement regime, Brazil’s Council for Economic Defence (CADE) reached an agreement with a company in the country's enormous sea salt conspiracy.

Doing the Deal: Lundin’s US$1.8 billion acquisition of the Candelaria copper mines

Friday, 28 November 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Pablo Mir of Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados talks to Latin Lawyer about Canadian miner Lundin’s US$1.8 billion acquisition of two Chilean copper mines, the biggest mining acquisition in Chile this year. It was funded through a simultaneous international debt offering and royalties-streaming agreement.

Five firms in US$4.6 billion Cielo-Banco do Brasil card JV

Thursday, 27 November 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Brazil’s largest credit card company, Cielo, has turned to Lefosse Advogados and Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão to agree a US$4.6 billion credit and debt card management JV with a subsidiary of state-owned Banco do Brasil.

IBM lawsuit stayed in favour of ICC claim

Thursday, 27 November 2014 by Richard Woolley

A US court has stayed Mexican telecoms company Iusacell’s US$2.5 billion lawsuit against IBM pending the outcome of an ICC arbitration in Mexico City.

Petrobras turns to Gibson Dunn and Trench Rossi after SEC subpoena

Thursday, 27 November 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Brazil’s Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados (associated with Baker & McKenzie) are helping Brazilian state oil company Petrobras comply with a subpoena issued by the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) less than two weeks after it launched an investigation into allegations that company employees and government officials accepted bribes in exchange for contracts.

El Dorado sells Colombian power plant

Thursday, 27 November 2014 by Luke Jarmyn

Colombia's prietocarrizosa, Shearman & Sterling LLP’s Palo Alto and San Francisco offices and Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega in Panama City have helped Latin American private equity companies Altra, Mercantil Colpatria and SCL Energía Activa acquire a Colombian powerplant from El Dorado Group, a US-based infrastructure and project developer.

Pérez Alati in Pan American Energy note issuance

Thursday, 27 November 2014 by Luke Jarmyn

Argentina’s Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h) has acted as deal counsel in oil and gas company Pan American Energy’s US$105 million issuance of notes.

Veirano and Machado Meyer in Prumo share issuance

Thursday, 27 November 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Veirano Advogados has helped Brazilian port management company Prumo Logística issue new shares worth up to US$257 million.

Salaverri and Bruchou in Central Térmica loan agreement

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 by Luke Jarmyn

Salaverri, Dellatorre, Burgio & Wetzler Malbrán Abogados has helped Argentine electricity company Central Térmica Loma de la Lata obtain a loan worth US$52 million.

Mexico issues first LatAm sovereign bonds with new collective action clause

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York and Buenos Aires has helped Mexico become the first country in Latin America to issue sovereign bonds with new IMF-endorsed collective action clauses (CACs) designed to avoid another Argentina-style holdout conflict.

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