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Haynes and Boone makes second Mexico hire in two months

Friday, 5 February 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Haynes and Boone SC has made its second lateral hire in the space of two months, recruiting an energy and natural resources partner from Greenberg Traurig SC.

Peru faces US$1.3 billion claim over land bonds

Friday, 5 February 2016 by Tom Jones

Peru has been threatened with a US$1.3 billion claim by a US hedge fund that invested in land bonds issued as compensation for the seizure of farmland nearly 50 years ago.

Azevedo Sette hires environment partner

Friday, 5 February 2016 by Vincent Manancourt

Brazil’s Azevedo Sette Advogados has hired Leonardo Pereira Lamego from Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados to head up its environment efforts.

Arias & Muñoz and GALA make new partners

Edgard Torres, Tania Solis, Ximena Tercero and Selva Quintero

Friday, 5 February 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Firms in Central America have announced new partners, promoting in their finance, disputes, regulatory and tax practices.

Greenberg ponders UK merger

Friday, 5 February 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Florida firm Greenberg Traurig LLP is mulling a merger with UK firm Berwin Leighton Paisner in the latest possible transatlantic law firm tie-up, which could significantly broaden the Miami firm’s UK reach.

Souza Cescon guides Neoenergia issuance

Friday, 5 February 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Souza, Cescon, Barrieu e Flesch - Advogados has acted as deal counsel for a US$100 million debentures offering by Brazilian power distributor Neoenergia.

PPU, Ferrero and Delmar Ugarte merger: behind the scenes

Thursday, 4 February 2016 by Vincent Manancourt

Philippi Prietocarrizosa & Uría’s merger with both Ferrero Abogados and Delmar Ugarte Abogados in Peru has made waves since the news broke last week. In one stroke, it has become Latin America’s biggest Spanish-speaking firm, with a presence in all the Pacific Alliance states bar one. Latin Lawyer talks to the architects of the double tie-up.

L O Baptista and Ulhôa Canto promote record number

Esther Cunha, Rafael Alves, Cassia Monteiro, Paulo Macedo, Renata Castro and Silvia Miranda

Thursday, 4 February 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Brazilian firms L O Baptista, Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira, Agel and Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra - Advogados have both kicked off 2016 with the largest promotion rounds in their firms’ histories, appointing 14 new partners between them.

Hughes and Guyer bring Statoil to Uruguay

Thursday, 4 February 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Uruguayan firm Hughes & Hughes has helped Norwegian state oil company Statoil buy a minority stake in an oil block off the coast of Uruguay.

Venezuela spared advance payment in ICSID case

Thursday, 4 February 2016 by Lacey Yong

A Spanish financial company accusing Venezuela of "financial strangulation" has been denied provisional measures to get the state to contribute to the cost of their ICSID case in advance, after the tribunal held this would be against "the rules of the game".

Morales & Besa and Fontaine agree eyewear sale

Thursday, 4 February 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Morales & Besa has helped French optical equipment company Essilor International buy Chilean eyewear retailer Opticas Place Vendome.

Azevedo Sette closes sewage loan

Thursday, 4 February 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Azevedo Sette Advogados has helped state-owned sanitation company Saneamento do Paraná (Sanepar) obtain project finance worth US$58 million, which it will use to expand the sewage systems in the cities of Matinhos and Pontal do Paraná in south-eastern Brazil.

Mattos, Muriel and Kestener go three separate ways

Ubiratan Mattos, Marcelo Muriel, Beatriz Kestener, Carla Junqueira and Fernando Engelberg

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 by Lulu Rumsey 1 Comments

Just over a decade since opening, Brazilian law firm Mattos Muriel Kestener has split into three, with all three name partners establishing independent outfits.

Argentina settles Abaclat mass claim

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 by Douglas Thomson

Argentina’s new government, led by Mauricio Macri, has agreed to settle a US$2.5 billion claim brought by tens of thousands of Italian bondholders, ending the first 'mass' claim in ICSID’s history.

Promotions target corporate and energy work in Chile

José Andrés Pascual, Gerardo Cruzat, Fernando De Carcer, Juan Antonio Parodi and Carlos Alberto Reyes

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Firms in Chile have chosen to promote new partners in their corporate, banking, infrastructure and energy practices, with Prieto y Cía, Carey & Allende, Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos & Cía Ltda and Philippi, Prietocarrizosa, Ferrero DU & Uría (Chile) all reporting promotions.

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