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Another Brazilian real estate developer launches IPO

Paul Hastings LLP in São Paulo and Brazil’s Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados have helped local real estate company Plano & Plano raise 600 million reais (US$108 million) in an initial public offering on the B3 stock exchange.

Arias lawyer joins Clarity Law in Guatemala

A senior associate of Arias (Guatemala) has left to become partner at Clarity Law, reuniting with the former managing partner of the regional firm in Guatemala City, José Augusto Toledo.

Five firms seal landmark transmission line financing in Colombia

Norton Rose Fulbright in São Paulo and New York, Colombia’s Brigard Urrutia and Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados in São Paulo have helped Brazilian holding company Alupar get a US$164 million project financing to build a transmission line in Colombia.

Battle of the titans

The UK’s top law firms have long sought to gain ground from New York’s white-shoe elite when it comes to some of the most lucrative work in Latin America: cross-border M&A deals governed under New York law. But establishing a foothold in the upper echelons of the US market – a starting point to winning such transactions – is not easy. What are the UK’s magic circle doing to square up to their US rivals?

Latin Lawyer Elite firms take on the covid-19 crisis

The fallout of covid-19 is indelibly altering how law firms operate and deliver their services. Managing partners of Elite firms reveal the profound changes the crisis has spelled for their firms and the adaptations they are undergoing to remain at the peak of their markets.

M&A league table 2019: Uruguay

Latin Lawyer gathered data on M&A activity across Latin America over 2019. Here, we present the firms that won the most work in Uruguay.

M&A league table 2019: Colombia

Which firms dominated LatAm equity capital markets in 2019?

The art of negotiation: finding the middle ground for law firm fees

LACCA’s latest research into in-house teams’ legal spend shows companies prefer not to pay firms by the hour, but still have to use this fee structure for a significant proportion of the work they hire external counsel for. Against a backdrop of heightened widespread financial uncertainty, how can in-house teams negotiate the best deal with law firms?

Prepare for coronavirus-linked corruption probes, say lawyers

The onslaught of emergency laws implemented in Latin America to tackle the covid-19 pandemic has reduced transparency and public procurement controls, with lawyers recommending governments and companies prepare to justify their actions in the many investigations that will follow.

Tech sector focus: challenges in deal-making

Goldman Sach's Avinash Mehrotra: top tips for shareholder activism

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