Chile

Morales & Besa guides supermarket chain offering

Chilean firm Morales & Besa has helped supermarket chain SMU issue bonds worth US$120 million.

Trump may be good for LatAm's energy space

President Donald Trump's deregulation efforts will have little impact on oil and gas investment in the US and any production gains they do produce could benefit rather than harm the country's big export markets, especially Mexico, agreed panellists speaking at Latin Lawyer's 8th annual oil & gas conference, held yesterday in Mexico City.

Water for the people

Morales & Besa associates Rodrigo Ropert and Diego Muñoz examine the bill to reform Chile’s water code, which is due to be passed into law this year

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

Trump may be good for LatAm's energy space

President Donald Trump's deregulation efforts will have little impact on oil and gas investment in the US and any production gains they do produce could benefit rather than harm the country's big export markets, especially Mexico, agreed panellists speaking at Latin Lawyer's 8th annual oil & gas conference, held yesterday in Mexico City.

Insight

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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