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Six firms advise on Takata sale

Six firms advise on Takata sale

13 December 2017

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP’s offices in Brussels, Chicago, Frankfurt, London, New York, Washington, DC, and Wilmington and Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC in Mexico City have helped US automotive safety equipment company Key Safety Systems acquire its Japanese counterpart Takata in a US$1.6 billion global deal.

Trust in governments key to tax amnesty’s success, hear delegates

Trust in governments key to tax amnesty’s success, hear delegates

11 December 2017

Tax amnesty programmes only work if taxpayers trust governments to protect and avoid misusing their financial information, said panellists at Latin Lawyer’s 2nd Annual Tax Summit, held in Miami last month.

DuPont and FMC in global asset swap

11 December 2017

Dechert LLP in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Brussels; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York; and Mexican firms González Calvillo, SC and Dentons López Velarde, SC have helped US chemical company FMC swap assets with DuPont in the Brazilian and Mexican leg of a US$1.3 billion global deal.

Nader, Hayaux & Goebel makes new capital markets partner

Nader, Hayaux & Goebel makes new capital markets partner

08 December 2017

Mexico's Nader, Hayaux & Goebel has promoted another member of its capital markets practice, in response to an increase in international and local debt offerings.

LatAm gas power project finance is diversifying, hear delegates

LatAm gas power project finance is diversifying, hear delegates

07 December 2017

Finance for gas power projects is starting to come from less traditional sources, but the associated legislation is far from perfect in Brazil and Mexico, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 5th Annual Regional Project Finance Summit, held in Washington, DC last month.

American Tower acquires Mexican IT company

07 December 2017

Holland & Knight in Mexico City and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Atlanta have helped US communications company American Tower buy a telecoms subsidiary from Mexican IT company KIO Networks.

Pemex issues debt in pound sterling

07 December 2017

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s New York office has helped Mexican oil company Pemex issue notes worth 450 million pounds sterling (US$601 million).

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.

Grupo Viz amends US$650 million loan

06 December 2017

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC has helped Mexican meat processor Grupo Viz and two of its subsidiaries amend a credit agreement worth US$650 million.

BlackRock purchases Citibanamex’s assets in Mexico

BlackRock purchases Citibanamex’s assets in Mexico

05 December 2017

Citigroup’s Mexican subsidiary Citibanamex has hired Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York and Washington, DC, and Galicia Abogados in Mexico City to sell its asset management business to global investment manager BlackRock.