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Brookfield signs US$1.7 billion TerraForm takeover

22 March 2017

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York has helped Canadian investor Brookfield Asset Management purchase assets from renewables operator SunEdison, in a two-part deal worth US$1.7 billion.

Hogan Lovells and Thompson Knight ink first Pemex farm-out

Hogan Lovells and Thompson Knight ink first Pemex farm-out

20 March 2017

Hogan Lovells BSTL has helped Mexican state oil company Pemex enter a hydrocarbon exploration joint venture with Australian miner BHP Billiton worth US$14 billion in its first ever farm-out.

Peruvian wind farms get refinancing

20 March 2017

Chadbourne & Parke LLP’s São Paulo office and Garrigues (Peru) have helped two Peruvian wind farms refinance debt.

ENAP subsidiary obtains credit line

20 March 2017

Linklaters' New York office, Argentine firm Severgnini Robiola Grinberg & Tombeur and Aninat Schwencke & Cia in Chile have helped the Argentine subsidiary of Chilean state-owned oil and gas company Empresa Nacional Del Petróleo (ENAP) obtain an US$80 million loan.

Holland & Knight hires counsel from DLA Piper

Holland & Knight hires counsel from DLA Piper

14 March 2017

Holland & Knight LLP’S Miami office has hired a senior counsel from DLA Piper to join its corporate practice

Exxon sees US$1.4 billion chopped from Venezuela award

14 March 2017

An ICSID annulment committee has dramatically chopped US$1.41 billion from an award won by ExxonMobil against Venezuela, holding that the damages were granted based on contradictory reasoning, “straw man” arguments and the assertion of powers under international law that were not mandated by the relevant bilateral investment treaty.

Carlyle issues debt to fund Atotech buy

09 March 2017

Veirano Advogados in Rio de Janeiro has helped private equity group Carlyle issue notes worth US$425 million to finance its acquisition of international chemicals company Atotech.

Ecuador faces bid to enforce treaty award in US court

07 March 2017

A Canadian mining company has applied to a US court to enforce a US$25 million investment treaty award against Ecuador – as the state seeks to overturn the award in the Dutch courts.

Five firms steer Atlantica US$290 million notes offer

07 March 2017

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and London, Garrigues’ Madrid office, Peruvian firm Miranda & Amado Abogados and Bowman Gilfillan in Johannesburg have helped renewables company Atlantica Yield issue notes worth 275 million euros (US$290 million).

Baker Botts hires Vinson & Elkins project finance co-head

06 March 2017

Baker Botts LLP has hired the former co-chair of Vinson & Elkins LLP’s project finance practice, adding to its existing clout in Latin America’s energy sector.

Energy regulator to keynote 8th Annual Oil & Gas Conference in Mexico

06 March 2017

Montserrat Ramiro, commissioner of Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), will deliver the keynote at Latin Lawyer’s 8th Annual Oil & Gas conference, to be held on Thursday 18 May in Mexico City.

Mivivenda makes three-part debt issue

03 March 2017

Simpson Thacher & Barlett LLP’s New York office and Estudio Echecopar, a member firm of Baker McKenzie International have helped Fondo Mivivienda issue US$610 million worth of debt, in separate offerings of debt instruments that total one of the largest issuances to take place in Peru for seven years.