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New criminal liability law gives Peru's prosecutors the tools to tackle corruption

New criminal liability law gives Peru's prosecutors the tools to tackle corruption

18 January 2018

Peruvian prosecutors have raided the offices of three construction companies as part of a major bribery investigation – just 12 days after the country introduced corporate criminal liability for corruption and money-laundering.

LatAm states to recognise same-sex marriage after court ruling

LatAm states to recognise same-sex marriage after court ruling

18 January 2018

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) has passed down a landmark advisory opinion to member states of the Organisation of American States (OAS), obliging them to formally recognise same-sex marriages and allow transgender people to officially change their name and sex.

Gómez-Pinzón and Cavelier in sale and leaseback deal

Gómez-Pinzón and Cavelier in sale and leaseback deal

18 January 2018

Colombian firm Gómez-Pinzón Abogados has helped real estate fund Inmoval in a US$32 million sale and leaseback deal with bank Davivienda.

Sweet success for Mesoamerica in Heladerías Savory acquisition

18 January 2018

Carey has helped private equity firm Mesoamerica acquire a majority stake in Chilean ice-cream shop operator Heladerías Savory.

Rubio Leguía in cement credit line

18 January 2018

Rubio Leguía Normand has helped Banco de Crédito del Perú grant loans totalling 126 million soles (US$38 million) to two cement companies.

Demarest and JR Amaral in renewables acquisition

18 January 2018

Brazilian mining and metallurgy company Ferbasa has hired Demarest Advogados to acquire renewables company BW Guirapá for 882 million reais (US$244 million).

Cuatrecasas, Carey and Morales & Besa in Saba debt restructuring

18 January 2018

Cuatrecasas in Barcelona and Carey in Santiago have helped the Chilean arm of Spanish car park operator Saba restructure debt worth 20 billion pesos (US$33 million).

Marval and Errecondo aid notes issuance

18 January 2018

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal has helped the Argentine financial services provider of French retailer Carrefour issue notes worth 500 million pesos (US$27 million).

Promotions, new office, and new practice area for Stocche Forbes

Promotions, new office, and new practice area for Stocche Forbes

17 January 2018

As criminal expertise has now become “an essential part of M&A deals,” Stocche Forbes has created a new white-collar crime practice area, alongside the opening of its new Brasília office and the promotion of two lawyers to the partnership.

Bichara recruits from KLA

Bichara recruits from KLA

17 January 2018

Brazilian firm Bichara Advogados has hired a corporate partner from KLA - Koury Lopes Advogados.