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Argentine Supreme Court overturns doctors' labour claim

Friday, 27 February 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h) has helped a private hospital in Buenos Aires overturn a labour court order to make multimillion peso payouts to two doctors on the grounds the pair were not directly employed by the hospital.

Gómez-Pinzón in Nutresa-El Corral buy

Friday, 27 February 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados has helped Colombian food processing company Grupo Nutresa acquire restaurant manager El Corral from its Panamanian owner Aldage for nearly US$300 million.

German insurer snaps up assets in Chile and Peru

Friday, 27 February 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Prieto y Cía in Santiago and Miranda & Amado Abogados in Lima have helped German insurance provider Talanx acquire five companies owned by Chilean counterpart Nalac for US$200 million.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Chile

Friday, 27 February 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Chile is the focus of the fourth in Latin Lawyer’s overview of the region’s leading business law firms in Latin America, as analysed in the 17th edition of Latin Lawyer 250 published online earlier this month.

Cascione Pulino helps FRV break records in Brazil energy auction

FRV made the lowest-ever unsubsidised offers for solar at only US$69.9 per MWh

Thursday, 26 February 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Brazil’s Cascione Pulino Boulos & Santos Advogados has helped Spain’s Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) win tenders to construct and operate two solar plants after offering the lowest unsubsidised energy prices ever recorded in the solar sector.
Rubens Granja and Thiago Jabor Pinheiro

Mattos Muriel Kestener adds two partners

Thursday, 26 February 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Brazil’s Mattos Muriel Kestener has promoted two lawyers in its life sciences and compliance practices to partner.

Rodrigo Elías in transmission line tender win

Thursday, 26 February 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

A consortium comprised of Spain’s Red Eléctrica and Peruvian private equity fund AC Capitales has retained Peru’s Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados to win a US$70 million tender to build, operate and maintain power transmission lines in the country’s southwest.

Brazil dismisses plastics anti-dumping claim

Thursday, 26 February 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Brazil’s Department of Trade Defence (DECOM) has terminated an anti-dumping investigation into imports of plastic packaging.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Brazil

Thursday, 26 February 2015

The Latin Lawyer news briefing today provides a quantitative overview of Brazil’s legal market in 2014 as analysed in the 17th edition of Latin Lawyer 250, published on Monday.

Vouga and Galeano Ríos in IFC share sale

Thursday, 26 February 2015 by Luke Jarmyn

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has retained Paraguay’s Vouga Abogados in the sell-back of its stake in Banco Continental for US$62 million.

Mubadala snaps up EBX Colombian mining assets

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uría (Colombia) and Shearman & Sterling LLP’s New York office have helped Mubadala Investment Company buy gold-mining company AUX from Brazilian businessman Eike Batista, the latest in a string of debt-for-asset swaps to repay EBX Group’s US$2 billion debt to the Abu Dhabi sovereign investment fund.

Couto Silva promotes two in core areas

Raphael Martins and Ricardo Mafra

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Brazil’s Couto Silva Advogados has promoted two associates to partner less than a month after expanding its service offering with two lateral hires.

SoWiTec obtains credit for new Uruguayan wind farm

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 by Luke Jarmyn

Ferrere (Uruguay) has helped Vientos de Pastorale, the Uruguayan subsidiary of German-based wind farm developer SoWiTec, obtain a credit facility to construct a wind farm in the south-west of the country.

Cencosud issues bonds worth US$1 billion

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 by Luke Jarmyn

Baker & McKenzie (Chile) in Santiago and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP’s New York office have helped Chilean retailer Cencosud issue two series of bonds worth US$1 billion.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Bolivia

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 by Vincent Manancourt

Bolivia is the focus of the second of Latin Lawyer’s overview of the region’s leading business law firms in Latin America, as analysed in the 17th edition of Latin Lawyer 250 published online.

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