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Valuation time in investment cases is the sticking point, says arbitration panel

Valuation time in investment cases is the sticking point, says arbitration panel

26 May 2017

Panellists at the first Latin Lawyer-GAR Live Arbitration Summit agreed that determining a valuation date is one of the most challenging aspects of calculating damages in investment arbitration cases, but were divided on the usefulness of judicial bifurcations.

Mexico’s Kaye Trueba poaches EY tax manager

Mexico’s Kaye Trueba poaches EY tax manager

26 May 2017

Kaye Trueba Abogados has recruited EY México’s former tax controversy manager to lead its tax practice.

Peru’s Gallo Barrios strengthens tax practice

Peru’s Gallo Barrios strengthens tax practice

26 May 2017

Gallo Barrios Pickmann, which recently announced plans to merge with global firm Dentons, has promoted its tax head to the partnership as law firms across Latin America grapple with legal changes inspired by the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project.

Brazilian firms steer medical merger

26 May 2017

KLA - Koury Lopes Advogados has helped Boston Scientific Corporation in the Brazilian leg of its US$435 million acquisition of fellow medical manufacturer Symetis.

Three firms guide hotelier bond offer

26 May 2017

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York has helped hotel developer RLH Properties issue bonds worth 5.8 billion pesos (USS$320 million).

Banco Inbursa raises US$750 million in debt market tap

26 May 2017

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York has helped Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's Banco Inbursa raise US$750 million from a securities offering.

Dentons enters Peru with Gallo Barrios Pickmann partnership

Dentons enters Peru with Gallo Barrios Pickmann partnership

25 May 2017

Dentons is continuing its Latin American expansion, announcing yesterday it will combine with Peruvian firm Gallo Barrios Pickmann.

Stable oil prices bode well for O&G project finance

Stable oil prices bode well for O&G project finance

25 May 2017

Project finance opportunities in much of Latin America’s oil and gas space are promising, but corruption-embattled Brazil and its heavily indebted state-owned energy company Petrobras may serve as a cautionary tale for Mexico and other countries eager to develop the sector, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 8th Annual Oil & Gas Conference, held last week in Mexico City.

Colombia's competition regulator charges pipe makers

Colombia's competition regulator charges pipe makers

25 May 2017

Colombia’s competition authority last week accused three concrete pipe manufacturers of forming a cartel between 2004 and 2014.

Creel García-Cuéllar and Paul Hastings drive pension deal

25 May 2017

Mexican firm Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC has helped global private equity company Advent International acquire a majority stake in Mexican pension administrator Invercap for 3.5 billion pesos (US$185 million).