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Multiple firms star in Brazil’s recent O&G auctions

Multiple firms star in Brazil’s recent O&G auctions

21 November 2017

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados is among six firms to confirm their roles as counsel in recent oil and gas auctions that have succeeded in attracting big names to Brazil’s hyrdocarbons sector, but where lower than expected interest suggests regulatory changes have not been enough to dispel wider concerns over the health of industry and the country.

US and Mexico antitrust heads diverge on regulation

21 November 2017

The head of Mexico’s competition authority called for “smart regulation” as a tool to promote competition in the Mexican market, but acting Federal Trade Commission chairman Maureen Ohlhausen warned that excessive regulation could dampen competition.

Pérez Alati, Ferrere, Berkemeyer and PPT Legal help Navios set sail with loan deal

21 November 2017

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h) in Buenos Aires has helped a subsidiary of Greek marine transportation company Navios Maritime obtain a US$100 million loan facility.

Bancolombia taps international capital markets

21 November 2017

Brigard & Urrutia Abogados in Bogotá has helped Colombian bank Bancolombia issue notes worth US$750 million.

Chilean tribunal throws out supermarket lawsuit

21 November 2017

Chile’s competition tribunal has thrown out a consumer association’s lawsuit that claimed a supermarket chain had failed to notify a merger, and breached conditions imposed on a previous deal when it acquired a 30-year shopping centre lease.

Davis Polk, PMKA, Skadden and Lefosse in real estate fund offering

21 November 2017

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in São Paulo and New York and Brazil’s PMKA Advogados have helped a real estate fund managed by alternative investment company Vinci Partners raise US$72.1 million in a capital stock offering.

BMA, Greenberg, Shearman and Stocche Forbes guide Gerdau issue

21 November 2017

Greenberg Traurig LLP in New York and Northern Virginia and BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão in São Paulo have helped Brazilian steelmaker Gerdau issue US$650 million in bonds.

Eneva completes primary and secondary share offer

21 November 2017

Souza, Cescon, Barrieu e Flesch Advogados in São Paulo has helped Brazilian power generator Eneva raise 876 million reais (US$266 million) through a primary and secondary offering of common shares.

Argentina raises US$3.3 billion in sovereign debt offering

Argentina raises US$3.3 billion in sovereign debt offering

20 November 2017

Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York and London, and Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi in Buenos Aires have advised the underwriters of the Republic of Argentina’s euro-denominated bond offering, the first to be registered under a new SEC shelf registration since the country’s return to the capital markets.

HP acquires Samsung’s printer business in global mega deal

HP acquires Samsung’s printer business in global mega deal

20 November 2017

Carey in Santiago, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP in Rio de Janeiro, CMS Grau in Lima,Gómez-Pinzón Abogados in Bogotá and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo have advised the Latin American subsidiaries of information technology company HP on its US$1 billion global purchase of Samsung’s printer business.