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Pinheiro Neto and Vaz Buranello advise on CRA issuance

12 December 2017

Pinheiro Neto has help helped steer an agribusiness receivables issuance on behalf of crop producer SLC Agrícola worth 200 million reais (U$S62 million).

Alessandri adds infrastructure practice with triple partner hire

Alessandri adds infrastructure practice with triple partner hire

11 December 2017

Alessandri has recruited 10 infrastructure lawyers, including three partners from local firm Halpern de la Fuente, as lateral hires in Chile’s once conservative legal market become more common.

Trust in governments key to tax amnesty’s success, hear delegates

Trust in governments key to tax amnesty’s success, hear delegates

11 December 2017

Tax amnesty programmes only work if taxpayers trust governments to protect and avoid misusing their financial information, said panellists at Latin Lawyer’s 2nd Annual Tax Summit, held in Miami last month.

DOJ eyeing individuals linked to Odebrecht bribery scheme

DOJ eyeing individuals linked to Odebrecht bribery scheme

11 December 2017

US prosecutors appear to have filed cases against two individuals who were identified by Brazilian authorities in plea testimonies as having helped Odebrecht executives launder money but who were never pursued.

DuPont and FMC in global asset swap

11 December 2017

Dechert LLP in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Brussels; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York; and Mexican firms González Calvillo, SC and Dentons López Velarde, SC have helped US chemical company FMC swap assets with DuPont in the Brazilian and Mexican leg of a US$1.3 billion global deal.

Banco de Crédito e Inversiones expands in the US

11 December 2017

Ávila, Rodríguez, Hernández, Mena & Ferri in Miami, Garrigues in Madrid and Carey in Santiago have helped Chile’s Banco de Crédito e Inversiones (BCI) expand its presence in the US by acquiring Miami-based bank TotalBank from Santander for US$528 million.

Bozano acquires minority stake in Grupo Fartura

11 December 2017

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped Brazilian investment manager Bozano Investimentos acquire shares and inject capital in grocery chain owner Grupo Fartura de Hortifruti.

Argentina’s Banco Ciudad makes landmark debt tap

11 December 2017

Estudio Beccar Varela has helped Banco Ciudad de Buenos Aires issue bonds worth 4.5 billion pesos (US$258 million), in the bank’s largest-ever debt tap.

Brazil’s Restoque issues shares

11 December 2017

Brazilian retail company Restoque Comércio e Confecções de Roupas has hired Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados to issue shares, worth 148 million reais (US$45.8 million).

Machado Meyer and Souza Cescon in Arteris issuance

11 December 2017

Machado Meyer Advogados has helped Brazilian toll road operator Arteris issue debentures worth 1.6 billion reais (US$493.6 million).