We also profile the Latin American team at Paul Hastings LLP, who speak about their desire to replicate their success in Mexico in Brazil now they have opened up in São Paulo and added a project finance component to their offering.
From Mexico, we hear how the renewables sector is heating up since the energy reforms and learn about the potential of the FIBRA E, Mexico’s master limited partnership structure, for financing infrastructure projects. In Venezuela, there are fewer opportunities for development as the country’s economic crisis worsens. Jones Day restructuring lawyers consider the options for distressed companies in the absence of a viable local restructuring law.
Finally, law firms contributing to a report on the resurgence in the use of criminal defamation law to silence critical journalists across the Americas discuss how the use of tough penalties is damaging freedom of speech in the region.