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LatAm must learn from Colombia’s 4G programme, say panellists

LatAm must learn from Colombia’s 4G programme, say panellists

17 November 2017

Latin American countries looking to start infrastructure projects can learn from the mistakes made in Colombia’s 4G programme, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 5th Annual Regional Project Finance Summit.

BLP boosts Costa Rican cohort with two women partners

BLP boosts Costa Rican cohort with two women partners

17 November 2017

The number of senior women lawyers at BLP’s Costa Rican arm has jumped above the Latin American average following a double promotion in a country that has one of the lowest female partner counts in the region.

Posadas & Vecino wins municipality public tender

Posadas & Vecino wins municipality public tender

17 November 2017

Posadas, Posadas & Vecino has won a public tender worth US$77 million to provide various services to the municipality of Maldondado, a city on Uruguay’s south coast.

Peruvian gold miner obtains unsecured loan

17 November 2017

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International has helped gold miner Minera obtain a US$34.6 million unsecured loan from Interbank.

Lazo de Romaña and Miranda & Amado help Enel issue bonds

17 November 2017

Lazo, de Romaña & CMB has helped the Peruvian subsidiary of Italian energy company Enel issue bonds worth 100 million soles (US$33 million).

Machado Meyer and Lefosse in electric supplier debentures issuance

17 November 2017

Machado Meyer Advogados has advised the coordinators of a 400 million reais (US$128 million) debenture issuance by Brazilian electricity supplier Light Serviços de Eletricidade.

BAZ/DLA Piper strengthens disputes offer

BAZ/DLA Piper strengthens disputes offer

16 November 2017

Chilean firm BAZ/DLA Piper has hired a disputes lawyer at the country's national arbitration centre to keep up with growing demand.

China's State Grid announces tender offer to up control of CPFL

China's State Grid announces tender offer to up control of CPFL

16 November 2017

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York and London, Veirano Advogados in Rio de Janeiro, and Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados in São Paulo are advising Chinese state-owned power company State Grid on a tender offer to purchase the remaining shares it does not already own in Brazil’s largest private power company, CPFL Energia.

Bacardi sells Chilean and Uruguayan subsidiaries

Bacardi sells Chilean and Uruguayan subsidiaries

16 November 2017

Brons & Salas in Buenos Aires, Carey in Santiago and Guyer & Regules in Montevideo have helped distilled spirits company Bacardi Martini sell its Chilean and Uruguayan subsidiaries.

Bondholders reject Oi's latest plan

16 November 2017

Confidential settlement negations between the management of Brazilian telecoms company Oi and major creditor groups have come to an end without a deal, as bondholders rejected a plan support agreement approved by the company’s board that must now be presented to Brazil’s telecoms regulator.