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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.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Paraguay

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Paraguay

18 April 2017

In the latest stop in our country-by-country round up of the firms profiled in the 19th edition of the Latin Lawyer 250, we turn to Paraguay.

Creditors seek liquidation over US receivership in Chilean suspected fraud case

18 April 2017

Creditors of a Miami-based affiliate of Chilean investment management firm Onix Capital have applied to a Florida district court for permission to file an involuntary liquidation petition against the US company, just days after the court appointed a receiver over its assets.

Chilean-Chinese JV bears fruit

18 April 2017

Claro & Cía has helped Chilean berry grower Hortifrut enter a joint venture with China’s leading fruit distributor Joy Wing Mau (JWM).

Paul Weiss and Machado Meyer guide steel deal

18 April 2017

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York and Brazil’s Machado Meyer Advogados have helped US investment company KPS Capital Partners purchase international steel manufacturer Winoa.

Ferrere partner is first woman to lead Udelar administrative law institute

Ferrere partner is first woman to lead Udelar administrative law institute

18 April 2017

Ferrere (Uruguay) partner Cristina Vázquez was last month elected to direct the administrative law institute at Uruguay’s University of the Republic (Udelar), the first women to hold the post in the public university’s 168-year history.