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Winners of Latin Lawyer’s 2019 Deal of the Year Awards announced
Winners of Latin Lawyer’s 2019 Deal of the Year Awards announced

Winners of Latin Lawyer’s 2019 Deal of the Year Awards announced

29 September 2020

The winners in all 10 categories of our 14th annual Deal of the Year Awards are revealed here.

Aguilar Castillo Love expands in Ecuador with Bustamante hire
Aguilar Castillo Love expands in Ecuador with Bustamante hire

Aguilar Castillo Love expands in Ecuador with Bustamante hire

29 September 2020

Central American law firm Aguilar Castillo Love has hired an energy lawyer from Bustamante & Bustamante in Ecuador, adding its second partner in Quito this year.

Brazilian construction company Cury makes IPO
Brazilian construction company Cury makes IPO

Brazilian construction company Cury makes IPO

29 September 2020

Brazil’s Cury Construtora has hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in São Paulo and New York and local firm Souza, Mello e Torres to raise 850 million reais (US$155 million) in an IPO that priced below the indicated price range.

First LGPD enforcement goes after data brokers
First LGPD enforcement goes after data brokers

First LGPD enforcement goes after data brokers

29 September 2020

The first attempt to enforce Brazil’s sweeping new data protection legislation (LGPD) has stalled – but observers say the case may demonstrate how the law is likely to play out in practice.

Rodrigo Elías steers supermarket loan in Peru
Rodrigo Elías steers supermarket loan in Peru

Rodrigo Elías steers supermarket loan in Peru

29 September 2020

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados has helped BBVA Peru lend 120 million Peruvian soles (US$34 million) to local supermarket chain Supermercados Peruanos.

TozziniFreire and Pinheiro Neto seal Brazilian automotive deal
TozziniFreire and Pinheiro Neto seal Brazilian automotive deal

TozziniFreire and Pinheiro Neto seal Brazilian automotive deal

29 September 2020

TozziniFreire Advogados has helped Brazilian automotive solutions company Fras-Le buy car parts manufacturer Nakata Automotiva for 457 million reais (US$87 million).

The game changer for Argentina: collective action clauses
The game changer for Argentina: collective action clauses

The game changer for Argentina: collective action clauses

28 September 2020

Lawyers involved in Argentina’s US$65 billion international debt restructuring reflect on the challenges and achievements of the deal, highlighting the activation of collective action clauses (CACs) as a key ingredient for the successful outcome of the restructuring.

Mexico issues first sovereign bonds linked to UN development goals
Mexico issues first sovereign bonds linked to UN development goals

Mexico issues first sovereign bonds linked to UN development goals

28 September 2020

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York has helped Mexico issue the world's first-ever sovereign bonds linked to the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, in a deal worth 750 million euros (US$890 million).

Brazil’s Omega makes green bonds and equity offerings
Brazil’s Omega makes green bonds and equity offerings

Brazil’s Omega makes green bonds and equity offerings

28 September 2020

A slew of law firms has helped Brazilian renewables company Omega Geração raise about 1 billion reais (US$200 million) through a green bonds issuance and an equity offering.

Chile seeks first merger infringement fines under new regime
Chile seeks first merger infringement fines under new regime

Chile seeks first merger infringement fines under new regime

28 September 2020

Chile’s antitrust enforcer has asked the country’s competition tribunal to fine the Walt Disney Company €3.5 million (US$4 million) for providing false information during a probe into its acquisition of 21st Century Fox and for breaching the remedies that were imposed.