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Dias Carneiro helps Petrobras supplier Grupo Schahin get bankruptcy protection

Grupo Schahin cited debts of US$2.2 billion

Monday, 27 April 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Dias Carneiro, Arystóbulo, Flores, Sanches and Thomaz Bastos Advogados has helped Petrobras subcontractor Grupo Schahin file for bankruptcy protection for 28 of its subsidiaries at a São Paulo court – the fourth major construction company to report financial losses as a result of the corruption investigation into Brazil’s state-owned oil company.

Southern Copper makes US$2 billion bond offering

Monday, 27 April 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima and González Calvillo, SC in Mexico City have helped Southern Copper Corporation sell US$2 billion worth of notes.

Milbank, Davis Polk and Philippi Prietocarrizosa help BBVA issue notes in Colombia

Monday, 27 April 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

BBVA Colombia has hired Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York and Brigard & Urrutia Abogados to issue notes worth US$400 million.

Xio Group adds fertiliser company in leveraged buyout

Monday, 27 April 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Hong Kong-based alternative investment group Xio has relied on Jones Day in Frankfurt and Chilean firm Aninat Schwencke & Cia to acquire fertiliser company Compo Expert, which manufacturers products for vineyards and golf courses, from German private equity fund Triton.

Ecuador agrees oil exploration JV with Chile and Belarus

Petroamazonas, ENAP and Belorusneft will explore and develop oil in Pastaza province

Friday, 24 April 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Ecuador’s state-run oil exploration company Petroamazonas has signed a production agreement with Chile’s state-owned oil company ENAP and its Belarusian counterpart, Belorusneft, to explore and develop oil fields in the east of the country – the first time Petroamazonas has entered into a joint venture with foreign companies.

Abertis exits aviation sector with Chilean divestment

Friday, 24 April 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Mexican state-owned airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) has turned to the New York and Madrid offices of Linklaters and local firm Robles Miaja SC to acquire Spanish counterpart Desarrollo de Concesiones Aeroportuarias (DCA) from Barcelona-based infrastructure company Abertis.

Felsberg adds corporate partner from Veirano

Friday, 24 April 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Felsberg Advogados has hired João Carlos Anderson Corrêa de Mendonça as its new corporate and M&A partner ahead of what the firm predicts will be an uptick in foreign-led cross-border work due to current turbulence in the Brazilian market and relative weakness of the Brazilian real.

Abengoa agrees US$2 billion investment plan for LatAm projects

Friday, 24 April 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

The New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Slaughter and May in the UK, Spain’s Uría Menéndez, Brazil’s BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão and Chilean firm Larraín Rencoret Urzúa have helped Spanish technology solutions company Abengoa sign a US$2 billion joint venture agreement with Washington, DC energy and infrastructure investor EIG Global Energy Partners to finance renewable and conventional power generation and transmission projects in Brazil, Mexico and Chile.

Pérez Alati helps Argentine brewer secure loan

Friday, 24 April 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h) has helped Santander and Banco Galicia grant a US$17 million loan to Argentina’s second largest brewer, Compañía Industrial Cervecera (CIC).

Invermar nets investment to avoid bankruptcy

Invermar was close to bankruptcy after its stocks were infected by the ISA virus

Thursday, 23 April 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados has helped the controlling shareholder of Chilean fish producer Invermar sell the company to local counterpart Alimar, after creditors of the former agreed to wipe off almost half of Invermar’s debts.

Cielo refinances JV funding with US$1.5 billion offering

Thursday, 23 April 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Brazilian credit card company Cielo has retained Lefosse Advogados to issue bonds worth US$1.5 billion – earmarked to repay promissory notes issued less than four months ago.

CADE brings second "invitation to collude" case

Thursday, 23 April 2015 by Pallavi Guniganti

Brazil’s antitrust authority has recommended that a liquefied petroleum gas distributor be sanctioned for allegedly encouraging rivals to adopt minimum prices.

YPF retains O'Farrell and Errecondo for latest issuance

Thursday, 23 April 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Estudio O'Farrell Abogados has helped YPF issue notes worth US$105 million under its US$900 million global notes programme.

Ferrero promotes three to partner

Jeanette Aliaga, Jorge Reátegui and Leysser León

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Ferrero Abogados has promoted three associates in the banking and finance, corporate and M&A, and arbitration practices to partner.

Holland & Knight hires finance partner in Mexico City

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 by Toby Luckhurst

Holland & Knight LLP has hired a finance lawyer as partner in its Mexico City office, the latest hire in the recent expansion of the practice in Latin America.

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