News

Coca Cola lawyer returns to firm

08 May 2007

Negri & Teijeiro Abogados has welcomed back one of its lawyers as partner after nine years in-house at Coca-Cola’s key South American bottling plant.

Trust makes landmark offering in Uruguay

08 May 2007

For the first time a financial trust in Uruguay has made a private placement to financial institutions.

Corporate counsel: Fernando Merino

08 May 2007

Rosie Cresswell talks to Fernando Merino, general counsel of Merrill Lynch in Brazil

Venezuela and Bolivia threaten to leave ICSID

03 May 2007

The presidents of Venezuela and Bolivia are reportedly reviewing plans to withdraw from the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, DC.

Company taps markets to prepare for IPO

03 May 2007

A Brazilian beef producer has tapped the country’s capital markets for US$100 million, with a view to going public within a year.

América Móvil loses out in Italy

03 May 2007

Carlos Slim's América Móvil has pulled out of the race to buy a stake in Telecom Italia - shortening the Mexican mobile phone operator’s lead in Latin America’s cellular industry at the same time.

Uruguayan road bonds go the distance

03 May 2007

State-owned road operator Corporación Vial del Uruguay has launched a global bond programme worth US$100 million - one of the largest bond programmes to be approved in Uruguay ever.

Felsberg boosts German capabilities

03 May 2007

Brazilian firm Felsberg, Pedretti, Mannrich e Aidar Advogados has brought in German lawyer Christian Moritz to launch a German desk at the firm.

Brazil reverses Ipiranga injunction

03 May 2007

Brazil’s competition authority CADE has revoked a preliminary injunction against a US$4 billion merger in the energy sector.

Hughes Hubbard boosts Latin American tax team

03 May 2007

Richard Winston has joined Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP as counsel in the firm’s Miami office. The appointment took effect on 15 April.