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Total snaps up Argentine renewable assets

17 October 2017

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal in Buenos Aires has helped French oil company Total close the Argentine leg of its multijurisdictional minority stake acquisition of French renewables developer Eren for €237.5 million (US$278.8 million).

Demarest and Pinheiro Guimarães in agribusiness receivables deal

17 October 2017

Demarest Advogados has helped Brazilian forestry company Fibria Celulose issue export credit certificates to support an agribusiness receivables offering worth 941 million reais (US$298 million).

Tauil & Chequer and Lefosse drive car rental company’s 10th debenture sale

17 October 2017

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has provided counsel to Brazilian fleet management and rental solutions company Unidas for its 10th issuance of debentures.

Shearman hires Itaú lawyer for São Paulo office

16 October 2017

Shearman & Sterling LLP has rehired a capital markets lawyer from Brazil’s largest private bank as the country’s worst-ever economic recession comes to end.

Top speakers confirmed for Latin Lawyer’s Tax Summit

Top speakers confirmed for Latin Lawyer’s Tax Summit

16 October 2017

Senior figures from Peruvian beverage multinational Aje, the Florida International Bankers Association, KPMG and UBS along with senior representations from top law firms, financial service providers and universities are set to speak at Latin Lawyer's 2nd Annual Tax Summit, which will be held on Thursday 9 November in Miami.

CADE bags new leniency agreement from Operation Car Wash

CADE bags new leniency agreement from Operation Car Wash

16 October 2017

Brazil’s competition enforcer has launched another investigation into the construction sector off the back of Operation Car Wash, this time examining alleged bid-rigging for major road work in Rio de Janeiro.

OHL obtains loan for Mexican motorway concession

16 October 2017

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC in Mexico City has helped a subsidiary of Spanish construction company OHL obtain a syndicated loan worth 5.31 billion Mexican pesos (US$282.9 million) for its Atizapán-Atlacomulco toll road concession in Estado de México.

Spanish publisher objects to Latin maxim in arbitral award

16 October 2017

As his new United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) claim against Chile gets underway, Spanish publisher Victor Pey Casado has extended the already 19-year-long lifetime of his record-breaking International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim by initiating annulment proceedings against a 2016 award. The tribunal's use of a Latin maxim betrays a pro-state bias, he argues.

Mexichem issues US$1 billion in notes

16 October 2017

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York and Robles Miaja SC in Mexico City have helped chemical manufacturer Mexichem issue notes in two tranches worth a combined US$1 billion.

Irish insulation maker expands in Brazil

16 October 2017

Demarest Advogados has helped insulation specialist Kingspan acquire 51% of Brazilian counterpart Isoeste.