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Brazil’s Netshoes launches IPO on NYSE

Brazil’s Netshoes launches IPO on NYSE

26 April 2017

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and São Paulo, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in São Paulo, and Campbells in the Cayman Islands have helped online sports goods retailer Netshoes become the first Brazilian company to list solely in the US, raising US$148.5 million.

Brazilian firms add corporate, tax and disputes partners

Brazilian firms add corporate, tax and disputes partners

26 April 2017

Several Brazilian firms have boosted their top ranks with the addition of new partners in the corporate, tax and litigation departments through a merger, lateral hire and promotions.

Bolivian hydro company gets refinancing

Bolivian hydro company gets refinancing

26 April 2017

Bolivian firm Bufete Aguirre Soc Civ has helped power provider Hidroelectrica Boliviana obtain a US$43 million loan to refinance debt.  

From ICSID to UNCITRAL: Pey Casado saga to continue in different guise

26 April 2017

ICSID's longest running case could be at an end, after Victor Pey Casado asked the centre to terminate outstanding proceedings against Chile - but the Spanish newspaper publisher has now started an UNCITRAL case in its place.

US medical device companies move to crush Brazilian corruption lawsuit

26 April 2017

Three US medical device manufacturers have asked a federal court in Delaware to quash a lawsuit by a Brazilian insurers association that accuses the companies of participating in a far-reaching scheme to bribe doctors in Brazil.

Incofin hires Carey to sell bonds

26 April 2017

Chile’s Carey has acted as deal counsel for a US$40 million bond issuance by Chilean factoring company Incofin.

China makes record investment in Argentina’s mining sector

China makes record investment in Argentina’s mining sector

25 April 2017

State-owned Chinese mining company Shandong Gold has hired Norton Rose Fulbright in Beijing and Toronto, Brons & Salas in Buenos Aires and Appleby in Hong Kong to purchase a 50% stake in Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine for US$960 million.

Venezuela seeks to overturn ICSID awards

Venezuela seeks to overturn ICSID awards

25 April 2017

Venezuela has applied to annul a US$165 million ICSID award in favour of Luxembourg-steelmaker Tenaris over a Chavez-era expropriation –  adding new counsel to its team.

Two days until Latin Lawyer-GAR Arbitration Summit in Miami

Two days until Latin Lawyer-GAR Arbitration Summit in Miami

25 April 2017

There is limited time left to purchase tickets for the debut Latin Lawyer - GAR Live Arbitration Summit, which will take place in Miami on Thursday 27 April.

Milbank, Claro and PPU behind Chile gas tie-up

25 April 2017

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York and Claro & Cía in Santiago have helped the infrastructure arm of Canadian pension fund Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), Borealis Infrastructure, acquire a minority stake in local LNG regasification company GNL Quintero for US$341 million.

Baker McKenzie launches dawn raid app

25 April 2017

Global firm Baker McKenzie has launched a mobile phone application that provides guidance in real time to clients experiencing antitrust raids.

Falabella obtains funds with CMS Grau and PPU

25 April 2017

The Peruvian branch of Chilean department store Falabella has hired regular counsel CMS Grau to obtain a medium-term unsecured credit facility worth 150 million soles (US$46 million) and issue 200 million soles (US$61.7 million) in bonds.