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The great return

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Friday, 17 June 2016 by Vincent Manancourt

Argentina’s US$16.5 billion sovereign bond issuance in April broke emerging market records and signalled a return to the international stage for South America’s second-largest economy after more than a decade on the sidelines. Vincent Manancourt talks to the lawyers who made it happen

Rewriting the script

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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

When Madrid lender Bankia’s US$27 billion bailout by the Spanish government prompted it to shed assets abroad, Chile’s third-largest private bank, the ambitious, family-run Banco de Crédito e Inversiones spied a golden opportunity to become the first Chilean bank to buy a US counterpart. Lulu Rumsey learns how BCI spent two-and-a-half years convincing the Federal Reserve to accept its takeover of City National Bank of Florida, an epic task that involved splitting the bank’s hugely profitable parent company in half to appease US financial regulators

Shopping for success

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Wednesday, 28 October 2015 by Lulu Rumsey

When sales in its homeland dived at the same time as the economy of one of its largest markets, French retailer Casino realised that, despite its fierce battle to hold on to its Brazilian subsidiary three years ago, now was the time to rethink its position in Latin America. Lulu Rumsey speaks to the lawyers who worked on multilatina Grupo Éxito’s triumphant takeover

A battle of wills

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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

It may be a highly technical capital markets lawsuit, but NML v Argentina has garnered considerable attention from the mainstream media as it plays out in New York courts. Rachel Hall speaks to lawyers in the US to unpick some of the myths and controversies surrounding the case

Turning the tide

A giant wave. It's a metaphor

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Against the backdrop of a new hydrocarbon law, plunging oil prices and a long-running dispute over control of Argentina’s YPF, which the state seized from Spanish oil company Repsol in 2012, negotiations between Petronas, Malaysia’s state-owned energy company, and YPF to develop shale deposits was never going to be easy. But despite the challenges, a deal was struck that could have far-reaching consequences for Argentina. Vincent Manancourt talked to the lawyers involved to find out how it went.

Connecting the dots

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Thursday, 4 June 2015

Within project financing circles, Peru has made a name for itself by using innovative financial structures to fund vast, socially beneficial infrastructure projects. Until now, telecoms has been left off the funding map, but a complicated financing package previously used to support the construction of roads, water systems and hospitals has helped lure investors to correct the country’s chronic lack of high-speed mobile internet services. Lulu Rumsey finds out that breaking new ground does not come without its challenges

Making the grade

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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

When Kroton and Anhanguera won approval for last month’s merger, the combined enterprise not only became the largest private education company in the world, but also helped establish a set of precedents that is already transforming the way mergers in Brazil’s education sector are analysed. Joe Rowley talks to the antitrust and M&A lawyers involved

Deal of the Year 2013

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Friday, 6 June 2014 by Rachel Hall

Rachel Hall profiles the winners of Latin Lawyer’s Deal of the Year Awards, celebrating the lawyers who made Latin America’s most sophisticated transactions happen in 2013

M&A

Friday, 6 June 2014

Introducing the winner of the M&A category, Anheuser Busch's acquisition of Grupo Modelo, and the two runners up: Copeinca's tender offer and EIG's acquisition of a stake in LLX.

Corporate finance

Friday, 6 June 2014

Latin Lawyer profiles the winner of its corporate finance category, Enersis' US$6 billion capital increase, and the two runners up, BB Seguridade's IPO and Graña y Montero’s IPO on the New York stock exchange.

Project finance

The winning project finance team

Friday, 6 June 2014

Latin Lawyer takes a look at the winner of the project finance category, the financing of Odebrecht's Chaglla hydroelectric plant in Peru, and the two runners up: two financing deals for Brazil's Guarulhos airport and Puerto Bahia port in Colombia.

Restructuring

Friday, 6 June 2014

In the restructuring category, Latin Lawyer introduces the winner, Vitro's restructuring, and the runners up, La Polar's debt exchange and the restructuring of the Rede Group.

Private Equity

Friday, 6 June 2014

Latin Lawyer profiles the winner of the private equity category, Blackstone's acquisition of a stake in Alphaville, and the runners up, Advent's Ocensa buy and Linzor Capital's purchase of a stake in Pagnifique.

Disputes

Friday, 6 June 2014

Introducing the winner of the disputes category, Casino vs Abilio Diniz, and the runners up: Traffic Sports vs Conmebol and YPF vs AES Uruguiana Emprendimentos, Companhia de Gas do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul and Transportadora de Gas del Mercosur.

Regulatory

Giovani Loss of Mattos Filho and Victor Galante of Tauil & Chequer

Friday, 6 June 2014

Latin Lawyer presents the winner of the regulatory award, Brazil's first pre-salt bidding round, and the runners up: Glencore roundtables and HKND Group's Nicaragua canal bid.

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