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Renewable projects complete Peru’s first joint bond offer

Renewable projects complete Peru’s first joint bond offer

11 December 2018

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP’s New York office and Peru’s Payet Rey Cauvi Abogados have helped two wind farm projects make a joint issuance of bonds worth US$250 million.

Brazilian antitrust authority probes Petrobras’ market power

Brazilian antitrust authority probes Petrobras’ market power

11 December 2018

Brazil’s competition authority has initiated an assessment of state-controlled petroleum company Petrobras’ dominant position in the country’s oil refinery market, after an economic study found the company controls a 98% stake.

Shearman promotes LatAm specialist

Shearman promotes LatAm specialist

11 December 2018

Shearman & Sterling LLP has promoted to partner a London-based Colombian who has advised on most of the Latin American disputes handled by the firm in recent years.

Chávez Vargas and Holland & Knight behind US$1.8 billion Coahuila state loan

11 December 2018

Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados, SC has helped the Mexican state of Coahuila obtain a loan worth 36 billion pesos (US$1.8 billion).

Martínez de Hoz, Linklaters and Pérez Alati in YPF financing

11 December 2018

Martínez de Hoz & Rueda has helped YPF’s electricity unit obtain a US$75 million credit facility from two banks.

Latin American enforcers commit to leniency principles

Latin American enforcers commit to leniency principles

10 December 2018

The competition authorities of Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Chile have signed a joint statement on shared principles that will guide the implementation of their leniency regimes – following recent controversy in the region about the confidentiality of submitted applications.

Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment: How to investigate and manage a harassment claim

Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment: How to investigate and manage a harassment claim

10 December 2018

A full transcript from a panel at Latin Lawyer’s recent labour and employment conference in Miami discussing how to investigate and manage internal harassment cases is now available to view.

Peru faces arbitration threat over seized gold

Peru faces arbitration threat over seized gold

10 December 2018

A Dutch asset management company has threatened Peru with an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim worth more than US$65 million over the destruction of its gold trading business and reputational damage in the wake of an investigation into alleged illegal mining.

King & Spalding and Creel García-Cuéllar close Mexican microfinance deal

10 December 2018

King & Spalding LLP in New York and Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC have helped US investment manager Nuveen grant a loan of US$46 million to Mexican microfinancier Te Creemos.

Australis buys Advent’s stake in Colombian asset manager

10 December 2018

Dechert LLP in Washington, DC, and New York and Colombia’s Posse Herrera Ruiz have helped US investment firm Australis acquire a 50% stake in a Colombian asset manager owned by private equity investor Advent International.