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Veirano and Mattos Filho behind State Grid’s CPFL bid

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 by Vincent Manancourt

The world’s largest utilities company, the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), has hired Veirano Advogados in São Paulo to buy a stake in Brazilian power distributor CPFL Energia for 5.9 billion reais (US$1.8 billion).

Ecuador settles with Chevron over court delay

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 by Douglas Thomson

Ecuador has paid US$112 million to Chevron to honour a five-year-old investment treaty award that compensated the oil company for delays in the country’s court system.

Cleary, Shearman and Bruchou return for Argentina’s US$2.75 billion bond offer

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Argentina has hired the New York and Buenos Aires offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP to issue US$2.75 billion in bonds, three months after the country broke records with its return to the international capital markets following 15 years in the cold.

EuroChem buys in Brazil

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Russian agrochemicals company EuroChem Group has hired Pinheiro Neto Advogados to buy a majority stake in Brazilian fertiliser distributor Fertilizantes Tocantins.

Larrain y Asociados steers highway financing

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Chile’s Larrain y Asociados has advised the lenders backing two Chilean highway operators owned by Spanish construction group Sacyr.

Nader Hayaux closes first FIBRA Danhos debt offer

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Nader, Hayaux & Goebel has acted as deal counsel for Mexican real estate investment trust FIBRA Danhos’ launch of an 8 billion Mexican pesos (US$426 million) notes programme, followed by two public debt offerings that mark the first time it has incurred debt.

Salaverri Dellatorre and Marval O’Farrell ink TGS sale

Martín Fernández Dussaut and Ricardo Beller

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 by Vincent Manancourt

Argentina’s largest electricity company, Pampa Energía, has hired regular counsel Salaverri Dellatorre Burgio & Wetzler Malbrán to sell its indirect stake in gas carrier Transportadora de Gas del Sur (TGS) for US$241 million, clearing regulatory hurdles in the way of its acquisition of Petrobras Argentina.

Ripley splits from Aventura Plaza in Peru

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos & Cía Ltda in Santiago and Pizarro, Botto & Escobar Abogados in Lima have helped Chilean department store chain Ripley spin-off two shopping malls in Peru previously owned by joint venture company Aventura Plaza.

Corral Rosales restructures steelmaker’s debts

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Two-years after filing for bankruptcy, Ecuadorean steelmaker Talleres Metalurgicos (Talme) has won approval from creditors to restructure US$25 million of debt with the help of Corral Rosales Carmigniani Pérez, in a rare example of Ecuador’s out-of-court restructuring legislation being put to use.

Machado Meyer and Norton Rose structure sustainable ranching project

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 by Vincent Manancourt

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados in São Paulo and Norton Rose Fulbright in London have helped Luxembourg climate fund Althelia Ecosphere invest in a pilot scheme to increase cattle production and restore degraded ranch land in the Amazon.

Hernández & Cía helps lift trade barriers

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 by Vincent Manancourt

Peru’s competition agency Indecopi has found several requirements governing sales promotions to be illegal.

Morales & Besa registers Forum debt with SVS

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Chile’s Morales & Besa has helped auto financier Forum Servicios Financieros register a debt instrument worth US$181 million with Chile's securities and insurance regulator (SVS).

Muñiz Ramírez hires antitrust partner

Monday, 25 July 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

Peru’s Muñiz Ramírez Pérez-Taiman & Olaya has hired the former vice chairman of antitrust authority Indecopi’s trade defence measures division as a senior partner in its competition practice.

Kennedys opens offices in Brazil and Peru

Monday, 25 July 2016 by Lulu Rumsey

London insurance-focused firm Kennedys Law has upped its presence in Latin America – establishing a one-partner office in Lima and tightening its relationship with its associated firm in São Paulo .

ENAP’s Argentine arm finances ArPetrol acquisition

Monday, 25 July 2016 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Linklaters in New York and Severgnini Robiola Grinberg & Tombeur in Buenos Aires have helped the Argentine arm of Chilean state-owned energy company ENAP obtain a loan worth US$150 million to fund its recent acquisition of Canadian counterpart ArPetrol.

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