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Gómez-Pinzón and Castro Leiva close PE toll road buy

Gómez-Pinzón and Castro Leiva close PE toll road buy

20 June 2017

Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados has helped private equity fund Ashmore purchase a toll road concessionaire for US$42 million.

EY and Norton Rose close Cargill Colombian expansion

16 June 2017

Ernst & Young’s Bogotá office has helped US food exporter Cargill purchase Colombian chicken producer Pollos El Bucanero.

Rocha Laverde and Posse Herrera guide healthcare deal

15 June 2017

Colombian firm Rocha Laverde & Asociados has helped Consorcio Prestasalud acquire fellow healthcare provider Cafesalud and purchase the shares of medical clinic Esimed for a combined sum of US$500 million.

Unilever buys up Quala brands

14 June 2017

Baker McKenzie’s London, Bogotá, Mexico City and Lima offices have helped Unilever purchase Latin American consumer goods company Quala’s personal care brands.

Partners from minority groups still lack ‘critical mass’ to boost diversity

Partners from minority groups still lack ‘critical mass’ to boost diversity

09 June 2017

Leading law firms in Latin America and the US have had some success in increasing diversity among their rank and file, but a lack of leadership from an overwhelmingly white, male partnership in most firms is still preventing many women and lawyers from different ethic and socio-economic backgrounds from reaching the top positions, according to delegates at a diversity and inclusion conference at the New York City Bar Association earlier this week.

Grupo Sura makes US$350 million cross-border offering

30 May 2017

Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York, Colombia’s Posse Herrera Ruiz, Chilean firm Larraín, Rencoret & Urzua, Galicia Abogados in Mexico and Peru’s Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados have helped Colombian multinational Grupo Sura’s asset management arm issue bonds worth US$350 million.

Colombia's competition regulator charges pipe makers

Colombia's competition regulator charges pipe makers

25 May 2017

Colombia’s competition authority last week accused three concrete pipe manufacturers of forming a cartel between 2004 and 2014.

Newmont gets slice of Buriticá gold mine

23 May 2017

Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas has helped US gold producer Newmont Mining Corporation purchase a 20% stake in a gold mining project owned by Canada’s Continental Gold for 325 million pesos (US$110 million).

Éxito gets multi-currency financing

23 May 2017

Colombian firm Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados has helped South America’s largest retailer Almacenes Éxito obtain US$83 million in financing.

Equinix closes US$3.6 billion acquisition of Verizon

18 May 2017

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York and Menlo Park, Machado Meyer Advogados in São Paulo and Brigard & Urrutia Abogados in Bogotá have helped US internet services company Equinix acquire telecoms company Verizon’s data-centres business in a multijurisdictional deal worth US$3.6 billion.