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DAC Beachcroft expands LatAm footprint

DAC Beachcroft expands LatAm footprint

06 December 2017

International firm DAC Beachcroft has announced an association agreement with López Saavedra & Villarroel Abogados, becoming one of first major international outfits to forge formal ties with an Argentine firm since the election of President Mauricio Macri in 2015.

Brigard and Posse Herrera help Colombian airport change hands

29 November 2017

Colombia’s Brigard & Urrutia Abogados has helped Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste on its US$262 million acquisition of a majority share in Colombian airport operator Airplan.

Fenosa sells natural gas unit to Brookfield amid arbitral proceedings

Fenosa sells natural gas unit to Brookfield amid arbitral proceedings

24 November 2017

Posse Herrera Ruiz has helped Spain’s Gas Natural Fenosa (GNF) sell its entire stake in a Colombian natural gas distribution business for US$560 million, as it continues an arbitral battle with the Andean country over a separate energy subsidiary.

Former FCPA unit chiefs defend the ‘revolving door’

Former FCPA unit chiefs defend the ‘revolving door’

24 November 2017

Government officials moving to the private sector face public criticism and suspicion from clients, but two former top Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) officials say having experience on both sides of the table is worth it.

Godoy Córdoba re-hires litigation lawyer

Godoy Córdoba re-hires litigation lawyer

23 November 2017

Andrés Dacosta has returned to Colombian labour boutique Godoy Córdoba Abogados member of Littler Global to co-lead its litigation department after almost two decades away from the firm.

Skadden, Milbank, Brigard and Mosquera in landmark Colombian offering

22 November 2017

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and Toronto, and Mosquera Abogados in Bogotá have advised Colombia’s largest utilities company, Empresas Públicas de Medellín, on an international notes offering worth 2.3 trillion pesos (US$766 million) – the largest ever global debt tap in Colombian pesos.

Bancolombia taps international capital markets

21 November 2017

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in Washington, DC, and New York, and Brigard & Urrutia Abogados in Bogotá has helped Colombian bank Bancolombia issue notes worth US$750 million.

HP acquires Samsung’s printer business in global mega deal

HP acquires Samsung’s printer business in global mega deal

20 November 2017

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão in São Paulo, Carey in Santiago, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP in Rio de Janeiro, CMS Grau in Lima, Gómez-Pinzón Abogados in Bogotá and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo have advised the Latin American subsidiaries of information technology company HP on its US$1 billion global purchase of Samsung’s printer business.

LatAm must learn from Colombia’s 4G programme, say panellists

LatAm must learn from Colombia’s 4G programme, say panellists

17 November 2017

Latin American countries looking to start infrastructure projects can learn from the mistakes made in Colombia’s 4G programme, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 5th Annual Regional Project Finance Summit.

Garrigues doubles down on LatAm with partner promotions

Garrigues doubles down on LatAm with partner promotions

15 November 2017

Garrigues’ Latin American head says the promotion of three lawyers in Colombia and Mexico reflects the region’s strategic importance to the firm.