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Pacheco Coto shakes up Central America with EY merger

18 October 2017

EY Law will absorb prominent regional firm Pacheco Coto on 1 January, adding more than 50 attorneys and senior partners to its 100 lawyer-plus Central American branch.

Glencore ups stake in Peruvian miner as zinc prices rebound

Glencore ups stake in Peruvian miner as zinc prices rebound

18 October 2017

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas is helping Swiss commodity trader Glencore increase its stake in Peruvian zinc miner Volcan Compañía Minera in a deal that could be worth up to US$955 million.

Lobo de Rizzo behind Advent stock auction

Lobo de Rizzo behind Advent stock auction

18 October 2017

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has helped US private equity group Advent sell a 5.9% stake in Brazilian medical diagnostics company Fleury for 1.3 billion reais (US$410 million).

New York and São Paulo firms on track with railway company equity offer

18 October 2017

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in São Paulo and New York and Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo have provided counsel to Brazilian logistic company Rumo for a 640 million Brazilian reais (US$202 million) follow-on public offering.

Guyer & Regules deal counsel for Uruguayan forestry equity sale

18 October 2017

Uruguay’s Guyer & Regules has sat on both sides of the table for an US$60.5 million equity certificate sale by a forestry financial trust, advising the trust’s creator, Cambium Forestal, as well as its trustee.

Stocche Forbes and Pinheiro Neto advise on Minerva debt tap

18 October 2017

Stocche Forbes Advogados has helped Brazilian meat-processing company Minerva issue debentures worth 351 million Brazilian reais (US$111 million).

Demarest and Lefosse help Taesa issue debentures

18 October 2017

Demarest Advogados has helped electricity transmission company Transmissora Aliança de Energia Elétrica (Taesa) issue debentures worth 543 million reais (US$171 million).

Quotas are essential to curb the gender gap, say labour panellists

Quotas are essential to curb the gender gap, say labour panellists

17 October 2017

Gender quotas are necessary to improve equality and overcome bias in the workplace, but they must be used as part of a wider programme that encourages cultural and institutional change, agreed an all-female panel at the 4th Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference held in Miami on 26 September.

Colombian liquidator seeks Miami recognition over alleged Ponzi scheme

Colombian liquidator seeks Miami recognition over alleged Ponzi scheme

17 October 2017

The Colombian liquidator of a group of companies that allegedly defrauded investors out of US$220 million has asked a Miami court to grant Chapter 15 recognition to Colombian insolvency proceedings for the wife of its former director, after officials in the country linked her to the Ponzi scheme. 

Mattos Filho and Demarest return for Qualicorp Aliança takeover

Mattos Filho and Demarest return for Qualicorp Aliança takeover

17 October 2017

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped Brazilian healthcare business Qualicorp purchase capital stock in two healthcare insurance companies from Grupo Aliança, cementing its ownership of both entities.