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BLP behind Norwegian-sponsored solar plant in Honduras

BLP behind Norwegian-sponsored solar plant in Honduras

17 October 2018

BLP (Honduras) has helped Norwegian energy company Scatec Solar and Norway’s state-owned investment fund Norfund connect the first phase of their Los Prados solar project to the grid and commence operations in Honduras.

CAF becomes newest lender in massive Altán Redes syndicated loan

CAF becomes newest lender in massive Altán Redes syndicated loan

17 October 2018

Linklaters in New York and Garrigues (Mexico) have helped the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) top up a US$1.8 billion syndicated loan granted to Mexican construction consortium Altán Redes with US$50 million in extra funding.

3G Capital acquires PPP school developer from Odebrecht

3G Capital acquires PPP school developer from Odebrecht

17 October 2018

Azevedo Sette Advogados has helped Brazilian investment firm 3G Investment acquire a special purpose vehicle developing 56 schools in the city of Belo Horizonte as part of Brazil’s first education-focused public private partnership (PPP).

Rusoro and Venezuela reach billion-dollar arbitration settlement

17 October 2018

Canadian mining company Rusoro has agreed a US$1.3 billion settlement with Venezuela to satisfy an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) additional facility award it secured two years ago – the latest in a number of recent settlements reached by the beleaguered Latin American state.

Pinheiro Neto and Mattos Filho steer car insurance JV

17 October 2018

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has helped Santander enter a joint venture with Brazilian insurance company HDI Seguros that will offer car buyers insurance policies alongside vehicle finance options over a digital platform.

Trench Rossi appoints new executive committee member

Trench Rossi appoints new executive committee member

17 October 2018

Brazil’s Trench Rossi Watanabe has appointed partner José Roberto Martins as the newest member of its executive committee.

Machado Meyer adds more partners in big promotion year

Machado Meyer adds more partners in big promotion year

16 October 2018

Machado Meyer Advogados has made a second round of promotions this year, appointing four more lawyers as partners.

Aluminium maker obtains loan for wind farm in Argentina

Aluminium maker obtains loan for wind farm in Argentina

16 October 2018

Aluminium producer Aluar Aluminio Argentino has hired Mitrani, Caballero & Ruiz Moreno in Buenos Aires to obtain a US$56.7 million loan to fund a wind farm to power its local operations.

Siqueira Castro helps gas company win auction

Siqueira Castro helps gas company win auction

16 October 2018

Siqueira Castro Advogados has helped local gas distribution company Nacional Gás Butano win a concession to manage a liquefied petroleum gas storage and distribution area at a petrochemical port in northern Brazil.

Peru wins case over guano bonds

16 October 2018

The US Supreme Court has rejected a company’s attempt to revive a US$11 billion claim against Peru over bonds issued to an exporter of sea bird excrement, or “guano”, 140 years ago notwithstanding a 1901 arbitral award that held their value had been recovered.