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Paul Hastings, Mijares, Simpson Thacher and Raz Guzmán in Pinfra equity offering

Monday, 28 July 2014

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and Mexico’s Raz Guzmán, SC have advised Mexican infrastructure concessions operator Pinfra in its US$570 million follow-on equity offering – the first time in a decade non-voting stock known as L shares have been issued after a change in policy at the securities regulator.

Anti-Corruption & Investigations Conference programme announced

Monday, 28 July 2014 by Rachel Hall

The programme for Latin Lawyer’s Second Anti-Corruption and Investigations Conference, to be held in São Paulo on 16 October, has been announced. A highly interactive day has been planned, covering key topics such as new laws in the region and critical compliance risks, but with the audience taking centre stage in the debate.
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Walkers promotes LatAm duo

Monday, 28 July 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Walkers’ Cayman Islands office has promoted two lawyers with Latin American experience.

Chilean competition authority targets Telefónica on two fronts

Monday, 28 July 2014 by Katy Oglethorpe

Two Telefónica divisions have come under fire from Chile’s National Economic Prosecutor (FNE) over accusations of discriminatory practices in the television and mobile markets.

Ferrere helps development bank set up in Santa Cruz

Monday, 28 July 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Bolivian real estate company NH3 has won a bid to construct offices in Santa Cruz for Fonplata, a multilateral development bank for Latin America’s southern states, which was assisted throughout by Ferrere (Bolivia).

Mattos Filho and Pinheiro Guimarães steer Rio power company debt offering

Monday, 28 July 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped Brazilian power distribution company Ampla issue two series of debentures worth a combined US$135 million.

Bruchou helps Argentine banks win claim against tax disclosure

Friday, 25 July 2014 by Rachel Hall

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi has helped Argentina’s banking association win a ruling from the country’s top court declaring that Buenos Aires’ federal tax authority is forbidden from requiring banks to disclose information about clients located outside of the province’s borders.

Speakers line up for Latin Lawyer’s Labour and Employment Conference

Friday, 25 July 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Join in-house speakers from Caterpillar, Citibank, WW Grainger, Assurant and Amadeus at Latin Lawyer’s Labour and Employment Conference, to be held on 11 September in Miami.

NAFTA claim puts Mexico’s courts in the dock

Friday, 25 July 2014 by Sebastian Perry

A NAFTA tribunal has begun hearing a US$465 million claim by US engineering company KBR against Mexico over the annulment of a commercial arbitration award in the Mexican courts.
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Broad and Cassel recruits another partner from DLA

Friday, 25 July 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

DLA Piper LLP partner Carlos Loumiet has left to join Florida law firm Broad and Cassel.

Demarest looks east with new Chinese desk

Friday, 25 July 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Brazil’s Demarest Advogados has launched a Chinese desk in a bid to capitalise on the countries’ close commercial links.

Hernández & Cía, Echecopar, Simpson and Shearman lead COFIDE offering

Friday, 25 July 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Peru’s Hernández & Cía Abogados and the New York and Washington, DC offices of Shearman & Sterling LLP have advised Peruvian development bank COFIDE on a US$600 million notes issuance.

Ferrero and Muñiz return for Edelnor multi-loan

Friday, 25 July 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Ferrero Abogados has helped Peruvian power distributor Edelnor obtain three credit facilities worth a combined US$42 million.

Machado Meyer and Mattos Filho in Cemig’s gas distribution buy

Thursday, 24 July 2014 by Rachel Hall

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped Petrobras sell off its stake in natural gas distributor Gasmig to Cemig, as the Minas Gerais state utility diversifies its assets in line with its recently announced partnership Spain’s Gas Natural Fenosa.

LatAm’s first diamond bourse appoints three firms as legal advisers

Thursday, 24 July 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Panamanian firms Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega, Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán and Katz & Lopez have been appointed official legal service providers to the newly opened Panama Diamond Exchange (PDE), Latin America’s only diamond bourse.

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