Argentina

Cleary, BFM&L, Simpson Thacher and Marval behind Raghsa issue

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s Buenos Aires and New York offices and Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi in Argentina have helped real estate developer Raghsa issue bonds worth US$100 million.

BFM&L and PAGBAM guide notes offer

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi has helped Argentine electronic consumer goods manufacturer Electronic System create a bond programme and make its first offering of US$43 million.

2016: a year in review

While 2016 marked the rise of populism in the US and Europe, in Latin America business-friendly administrations took the reins of several of the region’s countries. With this in mind, law firms stocked up departments in preparation for an expected uptick in transactional work. Latin Lawyer takes a look at the most significant of these developments.

Scaling up: Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center’s annual pro bono survey

The findings of our fifth joint pro bono survey provide plenty of reasons to feel positive. Pro bono appears to have turned a corner in Latin America thanks to an ever strengthening infrastructure and the greater willingness of more firms to take part. While the survey results might not show a significant uptick year on year, law firms are nevertheless making great strides in the implementation of policies needed to make pro bono more commonplace. Of course, there are challenges to overcome, such as engaging more partners in pro bono cases. However, the latest focus on high-impact cases could help achieve that, alongside producing a dramatic increase in the value of pro bono work. Rosie Cresswell reports

Latin America becoming more attractive as arbitration seat

Local arbitration centres are developing stronger institutional rules and are increasingly viewed as an attractive destination for an arbitration seat, contributing to a Latinisation of arbitration, heard delegates at the debut Latin Lawyer - GAR Live Arbitration Summit held in Miami on Thursday.

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Construction 2016

Brazil

Massami Uyeda Junior and Rodrigo de Mello Motta

Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados (São Paulo)

Peru

Claudia Lucena, Isabel Lira Miro Quesada, Daniel Corzo Simons and Luis Paz Maury

Miranda & Amado Abogados

Guides

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The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment

Foreword

Anthony S Harrington

Albright Stonebridge Group

Introduction

Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press

Hogan Lovells LLP