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Fernando Rodriguez-Marin and Nicolai Sarad

Pillsbury recruits DLA project finance duo

Friday, 30 January 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has hired two project finance partners with Latin American experience from DLA Piper LLP.

Guatemala power award upheld at ICSID

Friday, 30 January 2015 by Kyriaki Karadelis

Spanish electricity provider Iberdrola must pay Guatemala more than US$5 million in costs after failing to annul an ICSID award in the state’s favour.
Diego Carrión and Rossana Natteri

Two Peruvian firms announce new partners

Friday, 30 January 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Hernández & Cía Abogados and Estudio Olaechea have promoted two associates to partner in the corporate and M&A and real estate departments.

Cravath, Mattos Filho and Trench Rossi in online classifieds merger

Friday, 30 January 2015 by Luke Jarmyn

Two of the world’s largest online classifieds companies have merged forces and developed joint operations in Brazil and Asia.

Canadian pension funds buy into Santander’s renewables portfolio

Friday, 30 January 2015 by Luke Jarmyn

Seven firms have helped Canadian pension funds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Public Sector Pension investments acquire a stake in a portfolio of renewable energy projects from Banco Santander in three jurisdictions across Latin America.

Mexico court approves Urbi bankruptcy

Thursday, 29 January 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Urbi has become the last of Mexico’s big three homebuilders to file successfully for a pre-packaged bankruptcy having turned to Paul Hastings LLP in New York and the Mexico City offices of González Calvillo, SC and Lopez Melih, Facha y Estrada, SC for counsel.

OSX creditors approve restructuring plan

Thursday, 29 January 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Creditors of Brazilian shipbuilder OSX, one of three companies belonging to billionaire businessman Eike Batista to file for bankruptcy in the last two years, have approved a restructuring plan more than a year after filing for bankruptcy protection.

Ferrero assists Scotiabank Perú in fishing loan

Thursday, 29 January 2015 by Luke Jarmyn

Peru’s Ferrero Abogados has helped Scotiabank Perú provide two mid-term loan agreement operations to Peruvian fishing company Tecnológica de Alimentos (Tasa) worth US$55 million.

Andrews Kurth, Pizarro Botto, Holland & Knight and Muñiz Ramírez in Bladex loan

Thursday, 29 January 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

The Washington, DC, Houston and Dallas offices of Andrews Kurth LLP and Peru’s Pizarro, Botto & Escobar Abogados have helped Banco Financiero del Perú obtain a US$40 million loan from a group of international lenders.

Walgreens completes multi-billion dollar pharmacy merger with Alliance Boots


Wednesday, 28 January 2015 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

US pharmacy chain Walgreens has relied on 17 offices from Allen & Overy LLP and the Zürich branch of Bär & Karrer to complete its worldwide merger with Swiss counterpart Alliance Boots in a deal worth US$15 billion that creates the largest pharmaceuticals retailer in Europe and the US and strengthens its presence in Chile and Mexico.

Chaffetz Lindsey recruits from Norton Rose Fulbright

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 by Richard Woolley

US litigation and arbitration boutique Chaffetz Lindsey LLP has hired Latin America-related disputes partner Aníbal Sabater from Norton Rose Fulbright in New York.

Chile’s Silva & Cía wins patent for medical germ killer

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 by Luke Jarmyn

Chile’s Silva & Cía has helped Conversiones San José (CSJ), which manufactures specialised transportation such as ambulances and fire engines, obtain a patent for a surface coating that reduces the risk of infections in patients travelling in medical vehicles.

Luxembourg plastics manufacturer obtains Brazilian funding

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 by Luke Jarmyn

Allen & Overy LLP’s Milan and Rome offices and Souza, Cescon, Barrieu e Flesch - Advogados in São Paulo have helped Luxembourg-based global plastics company M&G Chemicals obtain a US$300 million issuance of new equity from US-based global private investment fund TPG Capital.

Sullivan & Cromwell, Creel García and Jones Day in AT&T Nextel deal

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s New York and Palo Alto offices and Mexican firm Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC are helping US mobile phone carrier AT&T buy NII Holdings’ Mexican wireless business, Nextel, for almost US$2 billion, which it plans to merge with the recently purchased Iusacell as the latest step in its Mexican growth strategy.

WTGoodman and Via Varejo in built-to-suit agreement

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Real estate fund manager WTGoodman has turned to PMKA Advogados to agree a built-to-suit lease agreement with Via Varejo, a Brazilian retailer, for a new distribution centre backed with real estate receivables (CRIs) worth US$70.6 million from mortgage provider Gaia Securitizadora.

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