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Regulatory: A hard landing

Regulatory: A hard landing

20 June 2017

Embraer’s settlement of foreign bribery charges jointly with local and US authorities opened a new front in the fight against corruption – and earned investigators in both countries plaudits as a model of cross-border cooperation

Project Finance: Heading in a new direction

Project Finance: Heading in a new direction

20 June 2017

Colombia’s multibillion-dollar plan to upgrade its creaking infrastructure got off to a flying start with the financing of a toll-road linking three of the country’s most commercially important regions

Private Equity: Route one

Private Equity: Route one

20 June 2017

Odebrecht’s divestment of assets in Peru as a result of a deepening corruption investigation provided Canada’s biggest asset manager with the opportunity to make its first investment in the country

Disputes: Oi polloi

Disputes: Oi polloi

20 June 2017

With the ink barely dry on Brazil’s largest-ever bankruptcy filing, a dispute between shareholders in telecoms company Oi has already set several new legal precedents

Corporate finance: Back in the black

Corporate finance: Back in the black

20 June 2017

Argentina’s US$16.5 billion sovereign bond issuance broke emerging market records and signalled a return to the international capital markets for South America’s second-largest economy after more than a decade on the side-lines

Restructuring: First-class upgrades

Restructuring: First-class upgrades

20 June 2017

The restructuring of Uruguayan flag carrier Pluna is remarkable not only for its political implications, but also for the unprecedented 100% return on creditors’ court-verified claims and the Supreme Court battle that preceded it

Winners of individual awards

20 June 2017

Lifetime Achievement Awards

The clearing houses

20 June 2017

Latin Lawyer’s eleventh annual awards ceremony was held in aid of three of the region’s pro bono clearing houses: Brazil’s Instituto Pro Bono, Paraguay’s CIDSEP and Fundación Pro Bono in the Dominican Republic. Here we profile the three organisations.

Digging in, branching out

Digging in, branching out

17 May 2017

As China’s interest in the region both deepens and broadens, it is finding law firms increasingly indispensable. Vincent Manancourt reports

Early mover

Early mover

16 May 2017

Two decades after becoming one of the first lawyers from a major US firm to make São Paulo his home, Don Baker remains very much at the forefront of Brazil’s transactional work – so much so that he is Latin Lawyer’s 2017 International Lawyer of the Year. Vincent Manancourt reports