Mexico’s Hogan Lovells BSTL, Haynes and Boone SC and Baker McKenzie (Mexico) have helped a consortium formed by state oil company Pemex and US and Japanese oil majors Chevron and Inpex win a joint bid to exploit a hydrocarbon block, marking the first time Pemex has teamed up with private companies to bid for a concession.
Chávez Vargas Abogados SC has helped Mexican state mortgage provider Fovissste close a record-breaking credit line with Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal, in the first mortgage financing backed only by mortgage cash flows.
While 2016 marked the rise of populism in the US and Europe, in Latin America business-friendly administrations took the reins of several of the region’s countries. With this in mind, law firms stocked up departments in preparation for an expected uptick in transactional work. Latin Lawyer takes a look at the most significant of these developments.
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
Whether it is regulatory uncertainty, tax litigation or aggressive antitrust enforcement, foreign investors undertaking M&A transactions in Latin America may find half the challenge lies after they close the deal. At Latin Lawyer’s 7th annual M&A conference, corporate counsel, private practice lawyers and the vice-president of Brazil’s antitrust regulator discussed the common pitfalls companies commonly encounter and what they can do to avoid them.
These firms have professional notices in the Latin Lawyer 250