International

Grupo Bimbo snaps up more US bakery assets

Mexican bakery conglomerate Bimbo has relied on the New York and Washington, DC, offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP to acquire the US's East Balt Bakeries for US$650 million in another big-ticket Mexico-US tie-up.

Chinese fund acquires part of Dow's seed business in Brazil

Clifford Chance LLP in Beijing, New York and São Paulo and Dias Carneiro Advogados in São Paulo have helped an agribusiness fund owned by Chinese investment company CITIC acquire part of Dow's corn seed business in Brazil for US$1.1 billion.

Leading by example

Lulu Rumsey talks to Nicole Nehme, co-founder of Chilean firm FerradaNehme and winner of Latin Lawyer’s Specialist Law Firm Leader of the Year Award, about building a successful firm from scratch and why it is important for law firms to institutionalise

Making an impact

Clearing houses across the region are putting high-impact projects at the top of their agenda because they can bring about systemic change. Rosie Cresswell asks how law firms can maximise the results of their pro bono projects

Leading by example

Lulu Rumsey talks to Nicole Nehme, co-founder of Chilean firm FerradaNehme and winner of Latin Lawyer’s Specialist Law Firm Leader of the Year Award, about building a successful firm from scratch and why it is important for law firms to institutionalise

Political instability threatens survival of state-run oil companies in LatAm, agree lawyers

Panellists at the Latin Lawyer-GRR Live 2nd Annual Restructuring Summit agreed political instability has damaging implications for both Brazil’s Petrobras and Venezuela’s PDVSA, and expressed concern for Pemex’s future.

Insight

Reference

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Construction 2017

Chile

Alfonso Reymond Larraín and Rodrigo Riquelme Yanez

Reymond & Cía

Brazil

Fernando Marcondes, Ricardo Medina Salla, Marlon Shigueru Ushiro Ieiri, Adriana Regina Sarra de Deus and Juliana Yumi Shiina Morato

LO Baptista

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