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Marval, Bruchou and 11 international firms line up for Globant’s IPO

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 by Rachel Hall

DLA Piper LLP in New York, Washington, DC, Miami and Seattle and Argentina's Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal have helped Argentina’s Globant become the first Latin American software company to go public on the New York stock exchange.

Private Equity 2014: time to spend what has been raised?

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The programme for Latin Lawyer’s Fifth Annual Private Equity Conference, to be held on 12 September in New York, has been announced. After years of record fundraising, the industry is equipped with significant ‘dry powder’ just as companies in some markets in the region are struggling to access the capital markets for cash – can funds now successfully deploy the money they have raised?

SAAM-Boskalis JV creates LatAm’s largest tug business

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

The New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has helped SAAM, a Chilean maritime logistics company, merge with a Dutch counterpart to create Latin America’s largest tug business.

Leniency will help Peru cartel crackdown

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 by Henry Vane

Fixing a misfiring leniency programme will allow Peru to continue its recent surge in cartel enforcement, says Javier Coronado Saleh, chief economist at the National Institution for the Defence of Competition and Intellectual Property (Indecopi).

Brazil’s OAS issues notes

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

OAS, a Brazilian engineering company, has turned to White & Case LLP in São Paulo and New York and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in Brazil to issue notes worth US$400 million.

Regular counsel reunite for Marfrig bond issuance

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 by Joe Rowley

Brazilian meat-processing company Marfrig has retained regular counsel Linklaters, Lefosse Advogados, Jones Day and Maples and Calder to issue bonds worth US$850 million on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

Shearman, Saco-Vertiz, Simpson and Rubio in shopping mall offering

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Peru’s Estudio Saco-Vertiz & Asociados and the New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC offices of Shearman & Sterling LLP have steered a US$350 million notes offering by InRetail Shopping Malls, a Peruvian trust that owns certificates of participation in Peru’s biggest chain of shopping malls.

Cleary, D’Empaire and Baker in Rosneft’s Venezuelan buy

Monday, 21 July 2014 by Rachel Hall

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in Moscow and London and Venezuela’s D'Empaire Reyna Abogados have helped Russia's Rosneft buy the drilling and well-servicing assets of oil and gas service company Weatherford in Russia and Venezuela.

Pemex loses bribery damages appeal against Siemens

Monday, 21 July 2014 by Tom Webb

A US federal appeals court has denied an attempt by Mexican state-owned oil company Pemex to recover damages from a Siemens-managed joint venture following alleged bribery, as the matter lacked a sufficient connection to the United States.

HRT to snap up Polvo oilfield as Maersk begins Brazil retreat

Monday, 21 July 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Vinson & Elkins LLP in Palo Alto, London and Houston and L O Baptista, Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira, Agel in Rio de Janeiro are helping Brazilian oil and gas company HRT buy a 40 per cent stake in an oilfield off the coast of Rio de Janeiro from Denmark’s Maersk.

LACCA Awards shortlist announced

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Monday, 21 July 2014

The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association has announced the shortlisted candidates for its first-ever Awards Ceremony, to be held in Miami on 10 September.
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Sánchez Devanny elects new managing partner

Monday, 21 July 2014 by Joe Rowley

Mexico’s Sánchez Devanny has elected Ernesto Silvas Medina to managing partner ahead of the firm’s plans to open a new office in Querétaro state before the end of the year.

Mattos Filho guides Ace Itaú insurance buy

Monday, 21 July 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Brazil’s Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped Zurich insurer Ace buy the corporate insurance arm of Banco Itaú for 1.5 billion reais (US$678 million) – making Ace the largest provider of corporate high-risk insurance in Brazil.

Mijares, Creel, Latham and Blake in Canadian-Mexican real estate deal

Monday, 21 July 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Mexico’s Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC and the New York and Chicago offices of Latham & Watkins LLP have helped Mexican developer Advance Real Estate obtain US$250 million in equity capital from a Canadian pension fund.

Berckholtz takes the reins at Echecopar

Friday, 18 July 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Peru’s Estudio Echecopar has appointed banking, finance and securities partner Pablo Berckholtz as its new managing partner to spearhead the firm’s institutionalisation process two years after its merger with Baker & McKenzie.

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