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BMA hires environmental boss ahead of important decree

BMA hires environmental boss ahead of important decree

21 August 2017

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has hired a partner to lead its environmental practice in Rio de Janeiro after landing a role in two high-profile cases.

Dispute settlement provisions up for negotiation as NAFTA talks begin

Dispute settlement provisions up for negotiation as NAFTA talks begin

21 August 2017

As officials from the US, Canada and Mexico embark on the first round of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement, our sister publication Global Arbitration Review spoke to practitioners about the states' positions on the investment chapter and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions.

Brazil pursues multiple petrol stations for cartel conduct

Brazil pursues multiple petrol stations for cartel conduct

21 August 2017

Brazil's antitrust enforcer has recommended prosecuting 35 petrol stations, 22 individuals, three distributors and a trade association for fixing the price of fuel in the southern city of Joinville.

Nicaragua's Grupo Pellas hires Consortium for bank acquisition

21 August 2017

Consortium Legal's Managua office has helped an affiliate of Nicaraguan commercial conglomerate Grupo Pellas acquire the local arm of small and medium loan provider Banco Procredit.

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce joins Employment Law Alliance

21 August 2017

Ecuador's Pérez Bustamante & Ponce Abogados has joined a global network dedicated to labour and immigration law, the Employment Law Alliance (ELA).

Customer relationship services provider issues debt in Chile

21 August 2017

Kirkland & Ellis LLP's New York office and Carey in Santiago have helped Spanish customer relationship management company Atento issue US$400 million worth of notes.

Mexico's largest wind farm gets credit line

Mexico's largest wind farm gets credit line

18 August 2017

Clifford Chance LLP's Madrid office and Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC in Mexico City have helped sustainable energy investor Zuma Energía obtain a US$600 million loan to fund the construction of the largest wind farm in Mexico, located in the town of Reynosa, close to the Texas border.

Marval makes double promotion

Marval makes double promotion

18 August 2017

Argentina's Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal has promoted competition and trade lawyers to the partnership.

Top in-house speakers confirmed for Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference

Top in-house speakers confirmed for Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference

18 August 2017

GCs from the likes of Uber, Avianca, OPKO Health, Ingram Micro, Citigroup, Banorte, SBA Communications and Yara will speak at Latin Lawyer's 4th annual labour and employment conference, which will be held at the W Hotel in Miami on 26 September.

Brazil's competition authority votes to keep turnover-based cartel fines

18 August 2017

The president of Brazil's competition enforcer and a new commissioner have backed maintaining the current system of calculating fines based on cartelists' turnover, rather than the harm caused.