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Securities broker obtains go-ahead for DR’s first ever IPO

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 by Rachel Hall

The Dominican Republic’s Squire Patton Boggs Peña Prieto Gamundi has helped CCI Puesto de Bolsa, a local securities broker, secure regulatory approvals which will pave the way for the nation’s first ever IPO.

Vivendi picks Telefónica for GVT talks

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 by Rachel Hall

French telecoms company Vivendi is turning to Pinheiro Neto Advogados to conduct exclusive talks with Spain’s Telefónica over the sale of Brazilian unit GVT – after rejecting a rival bid from Telecom Italia.

Russin Vecchi obtains tax relief for Dominican couriers

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 by Rachel Hall

The Dominican Republic’s Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti has helped the country’s couriers’ association, ASODEC, win a ruling affirming that attempts by the authorities to collect taxes on certain express delivery packages violate local customs law.

Medellín turns to Posse Herrera for municipal bond offering

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Medellín, Colombia’s second largest city, has turned to Posse Herrera Ruiz as deal counsel to issue bonds worth US$129 million.

Fashion chain Michael Kors shuts down fake Santiago boutique

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Chile’s Alessandri has helped Michael Kors prosecute two Chilean businessmen for trademark piracy, after the New York luxury fashion chain discovered a fake outlet selling copies of its products while researching a move into the country.

Stocche Forbes in Atlântico Sul debt issuance

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Stocche Forbes Advogados has acted as deal counsel in a US$98 million debenture issuance by Estaleiro Atlântico Sul, a Brazilian shipyard.
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Arias & Muñoz hires Consortium founding partner to head disputes

Monday, 1 September 2014 by Joe Rowley

Arias & Muñoz (Guatemala) has poached Mario René Archila Cruz, founder of Consortium Centro América Abogados’ office in Guatemala, to lead the disputes resolution practice in the country.

Torex secures funding to complete Mexican gold mine

Monday, 1 September 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Canada’s Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Mexico’s Sánchez-Mejorada, Velasco y Ribé and Luxembourg’s Loyens & Loeff have helped Canadian gold miner Torex’s Mexican subsidiary obtain a US$375 million financing facility to complete construction of a mine in Mexico’s Guerrero gold belt.

Posse Herrera in Colombian gas distributor merger

Monday, 1 September 2014 by Rachel Hall

Colombia’s Posse Herrera Ruiz has helped Terpel, the country’s largest fuel distributor, consolidate its businesses into a single entity.

Air Amazonia settles insider trading claim

Monday, 1 September 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Brazil's Lanna Ribeiro, Carneiro de Souza & Fragoso Pires – Advogados has helped a former director at airline Air Amazonia reach a settlement with Brazil's securities regulator, Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM) over claims that he used privileged information to profit from a joint venture between oil and gas exploration company HRT and state-owned Petrobras.

Ritch Mueller and Galicia in power plant loan

Monday, 1 September 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC has helped Abent 3T, a Mexican subsidiary of Spanish telecoms and energy multinational Abengoa, secure US$120 million in short-term financing.

Credivalores retains Paul Hastings for second international issuance

Monday, 1 September 2014 by Joe Rowley

Colombian consumer loan provider Credivalores-Crediservicios has turned to Paul Hastings LLP and Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados to launch a US$150 million euro commercial paper programme and tap the international markets for a second time.
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Shearman LatAm M&A head joins Jones Day

Friday, 29 August 2014 by Rachel Hall

Shearman & Sterling LLP’s head of Latin American M&A practice, Michael McGuinness, is said to have left the firm to join Jones Day, adding to a hiring spree which has seen the firm expand in Mexico and Miami.

London hedge funds sue BNY Mellon over Argentine default

Friday, 29 August 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Creditors holding 1.3 billion euros (US$1.7 billion) of Argentine debt have sued Bank of New York Mellon in London after the bank froze an interest payment to Argentina’s restructured bondholders following the country’s default earlier this month, raising the prospect of a “massive conflict” between London and New York’s courts.

Top GCs confirm presence at LACCA Awards

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Friday, 29 August 2014

Regional general counsel from Citibank, Accor, Unilever, Vale, HP, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Cargill, Microsoft, and Johnson & Johnson will all be present to find out if they have won a LACCA Award on 10 September in Miami – with tickets available for law firms to come and support their clients.

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