Argentina

Pérez Alati assists Cencosud in new trust offering

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.

Argentina will need legal workaround to settle with Odebrecht

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.

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 American competition enforcers announce new strategic alliance

The chief prosecutor at Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) announced a new strategic alliance among the antitrust enforcers in his country, Argentina, Brazil and Chile at the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Spring meeting last 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