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DHC steers construction issue

20 April 2017

Peru’s De Bracamonte, Haaker & Castellares Abogados has helped local construction company San Martín Contratistas Generales issue bonds worth US$30 million.

Pérez Alati assists Cencosud in new trust offering

20 April 2017

Argentina’s Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz(h) has acted as deal counsel in a securities issuance worth US$31 million by Chilean retailer Cencosud.

Azul Airlines raises 2 billion reais in long-awaited IPO

Azul Airlines raises 2 billion reais in long-awaited IPO

19 April 2017

Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York and Brazilian firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados have helped Azul Airlines raise 2 billion reais (US$645 million) in an initial public offering – the first dual listing by a Brazilian company on the New York and São Paulo stock markets since 2011.

Argentina will need legal workaround to settle with Odebrecht

Argentina will need legal workaround to settle with Odebrecht

19 April 2017

As Argentina inches closer to introducing corporate criminal liability for bribery offences, lawyers say prosecutors will need to apply some creative thinking if they want to settle one of the country's most high-profile corruption scandals.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Peru

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Peru

19 April 2017

Our overview of Latin America’s legal markets, as analysed by the 19th edition of Latin Lawyer 250, turns to Peru.

Canada's Crystallex seeks PDVSA injunction to stop assets leaving the US

Canada's Crystallex seeks PDVSA injunction to stop assets leaving the US

19 April 2017

Canadian gold miner Crystallex has asked a Delaware court to prevent Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA from draining funds out of its largest US subsidiary, in the hope it can satisfy a US$1.4 billion arbitral award that is vital to the success of its restructuring in Canada.

Mexican competition agency clears ChemChina/Syngenta

19 April 2017

On 11 April, Mexico’s competition authority required Syngenta to divest five products to have its deal with ChemChina approved.

Demarest and TozziniFreire behind animal pharma sale

19 April 2017

Brazil’s Demarest Advogados has helped US animal health company Zoetis sell a manufacturing facility in São Paulo state to União Química Farmacêutica Nacional, a local pharma outfit.

ISA targets Andean telecoms links

19 April 2017

The Houston, Washington, DC, New York and Baltimore offices of Hogan Lovells LLP and Colombia’s Brigard & Urrutia Abogados have helped Latin American infrastructure development provider ISA pledge to invest up to US$80 million in Andean Tower Partners (ATP), which runs wireless communication towers and equipment in Colombia and Peru.

Advent buys into Brazil fintech with Pinheiro Neto

19 April 2017

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has helped a fund controlled by global private equity investor Advent buy a minority interest in online financial technology company Easynvest.

Squire Patton Boggs adds LatAm telecoms abilities

Squire Patton Boggs adds LatAm telecoms abilities

18 April 2017

Squire Patton Boggs’ Washington, DC office has hired its first Latin American-focused telecoms partner.

Odebrecht to pay US$93 million to DOJ after FCPA guilty plea

18 April 2017

The US Department of Justice will take US$93 million out of a total US$2.6 billion criminal penalty imposed on Brazilian construction company Odebrecht as part of a foreign bribery settlement in December.