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Deal of the year nominations now open


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Friday, 12 December 2014

The nomination period for Latin Lawyer’s 2014 Deal of the Year Awards is now open. Read on to find out how to submit your winning deals.

2014: A year in IPOs

The trading floor at Brazil's main stock exchange, Bovespa

Friday, 12 December 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

While 2013 was characterised by a hyperactive equity market in Mexico, buoyed by fairly positive signs from capital markets in Brazil, 2014 represented a gloomier affair. The region’s two largest economies didn’t report their first IPOs of the year until mid-year and both remained decidedly quieter than in the previous 12 months.

Latin Lawyer’s conference schedule for 2015

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Friday, 12 December 2014

Read on to find out the confirmed dates for Latin Lawyer’s conference schedule next year, plus other events in the region from our sister publications LACCA and Global Arbitration Review.

TozziniFreire lands secretive US$5.4 billion fighter jet deal

Saab Gripen

Friday, 12 December 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

TozziniFreire Advogados has helped Swedish armaments company Saab sign high-tech military supply and cooperation agreements with the Brazilian government in a US$5.4 billion deal conducted through encrypted communication networks.

Hunton & Williams finance partner heads to Jones Day

Friday, 12 December 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Jones Day has hired a finance partner for its Latin American practice at its Miami office, recruiting Fradyn Suárez from Floridian firm Hunton & Williams LLP.

CADE challenges US$3 billion logistics deal after mounting pressure

Friday, 12 December 2014 by Harry Phillips

Brazil’s Administrative Council of Economic Defence has objected to a deal between the country’s largest sugar exporter and one of its busiest railway companies after unprecedented pressure from a group of industry rivals.

Doing the Deal: Pérez Alati’s Mariano Grondona on Google and Yahoo's Supreme Court victory

Friday, 12 December 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h) partner Mariano Grondona speaks to Latin Lawyer about last month’s Argentine Supreme Court ruling, which found search engines not to be strictly liable for the content they index.

Brazil, Mexico and Chile M&A unhampered by politics

Francisco Ugarte, Richard Aldrich, Allen Miller, Paulo Cezar Aragão and Carlos Lima

Friday, 12 December 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Investor appetite for Latin America won’t be curbed by political and social unrest there, concluded lawyers speaking at a symposium session held at Latin Lawyer’s 5th Annual M&A Conference, held last week in São Paulo.

Allen & Overy steers Vale Mozambique sale

Friday, 12 December 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Brazilian mining company Vale has sought counsel from Allen & Overy LLP’s London, São Paulo, New York and Washington, DC offices to sell stakes in its west African mining and logistics assets to Japanese industrial conglomerate Mitsui for US$415 million.

A&O, Greenberg and Gibson Dunn in Mexican toll road refinancing

Friday, 12 December 2014 by Luke Jarmyn

Mexico City’s Greenberg Traurig SC and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in New York has helped Mexican highway concessionaire Red de Carreteras de Occidente (RCO), a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, issue notes worth US$320 million on the Mexican stock exchange.

Club Med boosts investment in Dominican Republic

Friday, 12 December 2014 by Luke Jarmyn

The Dominican Republic’s Guzmán Ariza has helped multinational hospitality group Club Med confirm the construction of 70 new villas in Punta Cana and a new resort as well as entering a strategic alliance with Cirque du Soleil from January.

Tavarone and Tanoira in Mendoza notes issuance

Friday, 12 December 2014 by Luke Jarmyn

Argentina’s Mendoza province has hired Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani as deal counsel to an issue of notes worth US$29 million.

Veirano disputes partners leave for Lefosse with associates in tow

Carlo Verona, Pedro Maciel

Thursday, 11 December 2014 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Two partners from Veirano Advogados’ disputes practice have joined Lefosse Advogados’ litigation and arbitration team, taking a group of associates with them.

LatAm disputes case law lacking; litigation still a last resort


Thursday, 11 December 2014 by Lulu Rumsey

Latin America has not yet developed its own case law for dispute resolution and still relies on European and US principles to govern disputes clauses in merger and acquisition deals, said lawyers speaking at Latin Lawyer’s 5th Annual M&A conference, during a discussion on what to do when M&A deals turn sour.

Galicia in US$1 billion Pemex note issuance

Thursday, 11 December 2014 by Luke Jarmyn

Galicia Abogados has acted as deal counsel in a triple tranche note issuance by Pemex worth US$1 billion – less than a month after Mexico’s state-owned oil company issued bonds for the same amount.

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