Paraguay

Two firms in Paraguay’s first PPP signing

Berkemeyer Attorneys & Counsellors and Olmedo Abogados have helped the concessionaires behind Paraguay’s first public-private partnership (PPP) sign the US$520 million agreement at a government-sponsored ceremony held last week.

Paraguay’s competition watchdog clears first-ever deal

Berkemeyer Attorneys & Counsellors has helped Coca-Coca and Coca-Cola FEMSA close the Paraguayan leg of its acquisition of Unilever’s Latin American soy drinks unit AdeS, in the first deal to obtain approval from the country’s competition watchdog CONACOM since its creation three years ago.

2016: a year in review

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.

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

Colombia’s 4G attracts big names despite flaws, say panellists

Lawyers and bankers praised Colombia’s massive fourth generation (4G) infrastructure programme for bringing international sponsors and banks into the country, but criticised the contracts awarded for being overly complex at Latin Lawyer’s 4th Annual Regional Project Finance Summit held in Washington, DC, two weeks ago.

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Construction 2016

Brazil

Massami Uyeda Junior and Rodrigo de Mello Motta

Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados (São Paulo)

Peru

Claudia Lucena, Isabel Lira Miro Quesada, Daniel Corzo Simons and Luis Paz Maury

Miranda & Amado Abogados

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

Events

Events

Latin Lawyer 11th Annual Charity Awards Ceremony

Events

Latin Lawyer - GAR Arbitration Summit