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Dentons hires IADB GC to lead LatAm expansion

Friday, 19 September 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Dentons has hired the former general counsel of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) as its CEO for Latin America, a role which will see him steer a strategy to open offices across the region through mergers.

Arias & Muñoz steers Statoil’s landmark Petronic alliance

Friday, 19 September 2014

Arias & Muñoz (Nicaragua) is advising Norwegian state-owned oil company Statoil in its partnership with Nicaraguan counterpart Petronic, as the two seek a concession contract for oil exploration off Nicaragua’s Pacific coast following new legislation dictating that private companies must partner with Petronic for oil exploration work.

US lawsuit corruption allegations totally false, says Mexican court

Friday, 19 September 2014 by Adam Dobrik

A lawsuit against Yahoo! and Baker & McKenzie LLP, claiming corruption issues in Mexico, has been brought in the US because the plaintiffs say they lack faith in the Mexican judicial system.

EMP issues notes to help fund Colombian hydro project

Friday, 19 September 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and Colombia’s Mosquera Abogados have helped Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM), Colombia’s biggest utilities company, offer peso-denominated notes worth US$488 million.

Brazil's CADE approves Reckitt Benckiser’s Johnson & Johnson acquisition

Friday, 19 September 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Brazil’s Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados and five offices of Norton Rose Fulbright have helped close the Brazilian leg of UK health-care company Reckitt Benckiser’s acquisition of a lubricant brand from US pharmaceuticals company Johnson & Johnson.

BM&A and Souza Cescon help L’Oréal buy hair dye company

Friday, 19 September 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão has helped French cosmetics company L’Oréal buy Brazil’s largest hair dye supplier Niely.

LatAm private equity faces challenges, but market is improving, say banking panellists

Marco Peschiera, Ashish Karandikar, Francisco Alvarez-Demalde

Thursday, 18 September 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Latin America’s private equity industry may be experiencing overheated markets and barriers to diversification, but opportunities are on the horizon as growth settles and asking prices cool, said bankers speaking at Latin Lawyer’s fifth annual private equity conference in New York last week.

Former Echecopar partners open labour boutique

Jaime Cuzquén, Liliana Tsuboyama, Duilio Nicolini

Thursday, 18 September 2014 by Rachel Hall

Two partners and an associate from Peru’s Estudio Echecopar, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International have left to open a labour and employment boutique, Tsuboyama, Cuzquén & Nicolini.

Firms line up for United Oils notes issuance

Thursday, 18 September 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

United Oils, a Singaporean palm oil refiner, has received counsel from Walkers in Singapore and Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima for a US$48 million notes issuance.

Ferrere’s managing partner to chair Endeavor Uruguay

Thursday, 18 September 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Ferrere (Uruguay)’s managing partner has been made chairman of the board of directors at the Uruguayan branch of Endeavor, a New York-based non-profit that seeks to foster high-impact entrepreneurship in emerging economies.

Ulhôa Canto and Lobo & de Rizzo in Coca-Cola’s Brazil buy

Thursday, 18 September 2014 by Rachel Hall

Brazil’s Lobo & de Rizzo Advogados has helped the Brazilian arm of The Coca-Cola Company acquire a stake in local drinks company Crystal Águas do Nordeste.

Global mobility is high risk for employers, say Labour & Employment panellists

Isabel Rivera, Oscar Aitken, Marco Durante, Alejandra Flah and Juan Carlos Pró-Rísquez

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Employers need to make sure they satisfy legal requirements in all jurisdictions involved when faced with misconduct by employees posted internationally, said panellists discussing the complications surrounding international compensation, expat employee rights and the territoriality of law at Latin Lawyer's first annual Labour & Employment Conference, held last week in Miami.

US bankruptcy court rubber stamps Rede restructuring

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 by Rachel Hall

Brazil’s Felsberg Advogados and White & Case LLP in New York have helped energy conglomerate Rede Energia obtain bankruptcy protection in the US for its Brazilian restructuring plan, in a ruling thought to confirm US courts’ increasing confidence in Latin American insolvency laws.

BakerHostetler hires Norton Rose LatAm partner

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

US firm BakerHostetler has hired the former co-chair of Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Latin America practice group, Laura McMahon, as a corporate and energy partner.

Mijares and Nader Hayaux help Televisa exit Iusacell JV

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 by Rachel Hall

Nader, Hayaux & Goebel has helped Mexican conglomerate Grupo Salinas take full control wireless operator Iusacell by unwinding the joint venture it holds with media company Grupo Televisa.

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