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Chile’s La Polar finally released from bankruptcy protection

Chile’s La Polar finally released from bankruptcy protection

23 June 2017

Nelson Contador & Cía and Larrain y Asociados Abogados have helped retail chain La Polar become the largest publicly traded company in Chile to be freed from bankruptcy protection, nearly six years after revelations of accounting fraud devastated the company’s finances.

Trump safeguards flights between US and Cuba

Trump safeguards flights between US and Cuba

23 June 2017

Lawyers say scheduled commercial flights between the US and Cuba are here to stay, after President Donald Trump exempted carriers from new rules banning trade with Cuba’s state-owned services.

Ferrere downs Diageo predatory pricing suit

Ferrere downs Diageo predatory pricing suit

23 June 2017

Ferrere has helped UK drinks heavyweight Diageo beat off an antitrust claim filed by Uruguay’s state-owned whiskey manufacturer, CABA.

Guerrero Olivos continues CGE re-jig

23 June 2017

Chilean utilities company Compañía General de Electricidad (CGE) has hired regular counsel Guerrero Olivos to merge two of its subsidiaries, in the latest step of a corporate reorganisation designed to simplify the company’s structure following its purchase by Spain’s Gas Natural Fenosa almost three years ago.

Aziz & Kaye and Wöss close PE cold storage investment

23 June 2017

Mexican firm Aziz & Kaye has helped private equity fund Wamex invest US$40 million in cold storage company Ecofrío.

Alston & Bird, Skadden Arps and Von Wobeser structure mega building materials tie-up

23 June 2017

Alston & Bird in Washington, DC, Atlanta and Dallas; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, and Von Wobeser y Sierra SC in Mexico City have helped Australian building material supplier Boral buy US counterpart Headwaters for US$2.6 billion.

Leading by example

Leading by example

22 June 2017

Lulu Rumsey talks to Nicole Nehme, co-founder of Chilean firm FerradaNehme and winner of Latin Lawyer’s Specialist Law Firm Leader of the Year Award, about building a successful firm from scratch and why it is important for law firms to institutionalise

Argentine road deal paves way for ICSID settlement

Argentine road deal paves way for ICSID settlement

22 June 2017

Spanish infrastructure group Abertis has agreed the preliminaries of a deal with Argentina over a toll-road concession that could lead to the settlement of claims pending before an ICSID tribunal.

Latin Lawyer labour and employment conference programme announced

Latin Lawyer labour and employment conference programme announced

22 June 2017

Latin Lawyer’s 4th annual labour and employment conference, which will be held at the W Hotel in Miami on 26 September, will include panels on the ‘gig economy’, whistleblowers and privacy issues, among other topics.

Rede D’Or secures US$210 million credit facility with IFC

22 June 2017

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos e Santos Advogados has helped Brazilian hospital operator Rede D’Or Sao Luiz secure a credit facility of US$210 million from the International Finance Corporation (IFC).