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PBDA gains new signatories at Dominican Pro Bono conference

Fundación Pro Bono República Dominicana president Teófilo Rosario with PBDA signatories Leticia Caminero and Gisell López as representatives of Distinctive Law and Estrella & Tupete respectively

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

The Vance Center’s Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas (PBDA) has gained new signatories at an international pro bono congress hosted in the Dominican Republic earlier this month by the Vance Center, Dominican and Chilean clearinghouses and the Dominican Institute of Constitutional Law.

Linklaters, Pérez Alati and Allende & Brea guide inaugural energy loan

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

The New York office of Linklaters and Argentina’s Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h) have advised crude oil refinery Axion Energy Argentina on a US$73 million loan agreement, its first international financing.

Chávez Vargas helps supply free TVs to Mexican households

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Mexico’s Diamond Electronics has turned to local firm Chávez Vargas Abogados SC to win a US$180 million government contract to distribute free digital televisions to low-income households.

Baker strengthens Colombian tax practice

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Baker & McKenzie (Colombia) has promoted a lawyer to head its tax practice.

Owens Corning acquires Chilean roofing company

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

US building materials supplier Owens Corning has bought a majority stake in Chilean roofing company Transandina de Comercio, with help from local firm Carey.

Tavarone Rovelli steers Intesar offering

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Argentine firm Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani has helped engineer Integración Eléctrica Sur Argentina (Intesar) establish a US$50 million bond programme.

Littler opens in Peru

Monday, 20 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Littler Mendelson PC, the largest labour and employment firm in the US, is opening in Peru with the incorporation of labour boutique Estudio Gonzalez & Asociados, becoming the third international firm to open in the Andean nation.

Batista reaches hat-trick as MMX files for bankruptcy

Monday, 20 October 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Iron ore miner MMX has become the third company belonging to troubled Brazilian businessman Eike Batista to file for bankruptcy protection in the space of a year, following the path trodden by oil and gas company OGX and shipbuilder OSX.

CADE turns up the heat with three probes

Monday, 20 October 2014 by Leo Szolnoki

Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE) has launched investigations of the electricity monitoring, antifriction bearing, and fuel distribution markets, targeting alleged cartels operating both at home and abroad.

Von Wobeser helps extend port contract, settles dispute

Monday, 20 October 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Mexico’s Von Wobeser y Sierra SC has helped marine terminal operator Comercializadora La Junta extend its concession to operate in a Pacific Ocean port after settling a two-year-long arbitration with Manzanillo port authority.

Leading lawyers get together for Latin Lawyer’s 2nd anti-corruption and investigations conference

James Koukios, senior deputy chief in the fraud section and criminal division of the US Department of Justice, giving the keynote

Friday, 17 October 2014 by Alison O’Connell

Leading lawyers and compliance specialists from across the Americas came together for a one day conference in São Paulo yesterday to discuss some of the key challenges and trends affecting anti-corruption efforts in the region.

Odebrecht attacks Brazil's handling of corruption case

Friday, 17 October 2014 by Adam Dobrik

Brazilian engineering company Odebrecht has criticised the release of a defendant’s testimony, and press leaks accusing the company of participating in a corruption scheme, stating it has yet to be given the opportunity to rebut the allegations.

Posse Herrera and Gómez-Pinzón steer FDN finance deal

Friday, 17 October 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Posse Herrera Ruiz has helped Colombia’s infrastructure development agency (FDN) obtain finance worth US$120 million from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) to fund roadway construction.

White & Case adds three LatAm partners

John Guzman, Raúl Fernández-Briseño and Enrique Espejel

Friday, 17 October 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

White & Case LLP has announced three new partners in its Latin American practice group as part of a global promotions round.

Millicom moves to Medellín


Friday, 17 October 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

The closing of the merger between mobile services provider Millicom and state-owned fixed services provider UNE EPM marked the largest telecoms tie-up ever to take place in Colombia. The US$4.4 billion price tag was one of several characteristics of a deal that captured headlines in the country and saw lawyers navigate a rigorous, multifaceted approvals process. Lulu Rumsey reports

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