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Latin Lawyer unveils Deal of the Year winners

20 April 2018

The winners of Latin Lawyer’s 12th annual Deal of the Year Awards were revealed at a charity dinner in São Paulo last night, in the presence of 240 leading names of the Latin American legal community.

Practice head switches firm in Mexico City

Practice head switches firm in Mexico City

20 April 2018

The former head of litigation and arbitration at Baker McKenzie (Mexico) has left the firm to assume the same role at Holland & Knight (Mexico).  

US insurance company snaps up assets in Mexico

US insurance company snaps up assets in Mexico

20 April 2018

Nader, Hayaux & Goebel in London and Mexico City has helped US title insurance and real estate services company Fidelity National Financial acquire US counterpart Stewart Information Services for US$1.2 billion.

Decameron buys Panama hotel after getting acquisition finance

Decameron buys Panama hotel after getting acquisition finance

20 April 2018

Hotel chain Decameron Colombia has hired DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán in Bogotá as lead counsel to acquire a hotel and beach resort in Panama from a Goldman Sachs subsidiary.

American Securities expands in LatAm

20 April 2018

Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York has helped private equity group American Securities acquire US speciality materials manufacturer Prince International and strengthen its presence in Latin America. 

Chile's antitrust enforcer recommends first gun-jumping fine

20 April 2018

Chile’s antitrust enforcer has said its specialist court should fine meat packing companies JBS and Minerva US$3.8 million for gun-jumping.

Sigma makes third international issuance in two years

20 April 2018

Paul Hastings LLP in New York and São Paulo has helped Mexican food processor Sigma Alimentos make a US$500 million offering. 

Four firms behind Peru LNG offer

20 April 2018

Liquefied natural gas company Peru LNG has hired Baker Botts LLP in Dallas, Houston and New York and DLA Piper Pizarro Botto Escobar in Lima to issue bonds worth US$940 million. 

State Grid subsidiary issues debentures in Brazil

20 April 2018

Stocche Forbes Advogados has helped a subsidiary of Chinese power company State Grid issue debentures worth US$365 million.

Brazil’s Rolim de Mello shakes up the market with prominent laterals

19 April 2018

Transactional boutique Rolim de Mello - Sociedade de Advogados has rebranded as Souza, Mello e Torres following the arrival of former Cescon Barrieu name partner Luis Souza and Vale general counsel Clovis Torres, along with several other lawyers from Latin Lawyer 250-listed firms.