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Mijares Angoitia and Ritch Mueller oversee Televisa Cablecom acquisition

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC has helped regular client Televisa acquire the remaining stake it did not already own in cable TV operator Cablecom and consolidate its position in Mexico’s pay-TV market ahead of evolving Mexican telecoms regulations.

Singapore sovereign fund buys into Brazilian education

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC become the third largest shareholder in Brazil’s Abril Educação after acquiring a minority stake from two shareholders.

ICC panel finds against Bolivian entity

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 by Kyriaki Karadelis

An ICC panel has ordered a Bolivian state-owned company to pay US$22.5 million to a subsidiary of India’s Jindal Steel & Power, in a dispute relating to a failed iron ore project.

Chávez Vargas helps Pinfra win latest toll road concession

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Mexico’s Chávez Vargas Abogados SC has helped highway operator Promotora y Operadora de Infraestructura (Pinfra) win a US$761 million concession to build and operate an elevated highway connecting Mexico City with the city of Puebla.

Pacific Rubiales continues Andean incursion with oil block buy

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 by Joe Rowley

Colombia’s Posse Herrera Ruiz has helped hydrocarbon investment fund FICH sell its stake in an onshore oil exploration block to Pacific Rubiales as the Canadian company continues to snap up oil and gas assets in the Andean region.

Mattos Filho and Stocche Forbes in industrial component merger

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 by Joe Rowley

Brazil’s Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped US railway component manufacturer Wabtec acquire Dia-Frag, a local manufacturer of brake pads and other products.

Ferrere adds fourth partner in Bolivia

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Ferrere (Bolivia) has hired a new partner, bringing the partnership count at the Bolivian arm of the Uruguayan firm to four.

Buenaventura takes control of Chucapaca gold mine

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

García Sayán Abogados has helped Peruvian precious metals miner Buenaventura buy an outstanding stake in mine operator Canteras del Hallazgo for US$81 million.

Speakers line up for Latin Lawyer’s Anti-Corruption and Investigations Conference

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Join in-house speakers from Embraer, KPMG, Siemens, HSBC and Brasil Foods at Latin Lawyer’s Second Annual Anti-Corruption and Investigations Conference, to be held in cooperation with our sister publication, Global Investigations Review, in São Paulo on 16 October.

EFE obtains funding for Concepción railway extension

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos & Cía Ltda has helped Chile’s state-owned railway company obtain a US$75 million credit facility that will be used to extend Concepción’s suburban railway to the nearby city of Coronel.

Canadian miner credit facility draws on Mexican counsel

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

New Gold, a Canadian miner with operations in Mexico, has obtained a revolving credit facility worth US$300 million with help from Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP in Toronto and Von Wobeser y Sierra SC in Mexico City.

Lefosse in Eletropaulo debt issuance

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Lefosse Advogados has advised the underwriting bank in a US$155 million debentures offering by Brazilian electricity distributor Eletropaulo Metropolitana Eletricidade de São Paulo.

Round zero makes Pemex competitive, say lawyers

Friday, 22 August 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

As Pemex’s winnings from round zero of Mexico’s energy reform are revealed and international oil companies weigh up all that is on offer in the upcoming round one tender, the chances of the next stage attracting US$50 billion of investment by 2018 are high, say lawyers.

Kirchner proposes debt swap; “long fight” ahead

Friday, 22 August 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner’s proposal for a voluntary debt swap to alleviate the country’s default has failed to stop sovereign bonds from sinking, leading the country into “uncertain territory”.

Eli Lilly accused of sham litigation in Brazil

Friday, 22 August 2014 by Katy Oglethorpe

Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE) is seeking penalties against pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly after finding the company repeatedly filed lawsuits to prolong its monopoly of a cancer drug.

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