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Latin Lawyer announces Diversity Initiative of the Year Award 2018

Latin Lawyer announces Diversity Initiative of the Year Award 2018

23 February 2018

Latin Lawyer is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Latin Lawyer Diversity Initiative of the Year Award: Incluir Direito, a joint project between some of Brazil’s top firms and São Paulo’s University Presbiteriana Mackenzie to address the lack of racial diversity in corporate law firms.

State utilities provider completes FIBRA E public offering

State utilities provider completes FIBRA E public offering

23 February 2018

Clifford Chance LLP in New York and Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC in Mexico City have represented the initial purchasers and underwriters respectively for a landmark energy trust IPO sponsored by Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). 

US accepts Canadian proposal to remove ISDS from NAFTA

US accepts Canadian proposal to remove ISDS from NAFTA

23 February 2018

The US has accepted a Canadian proposal whereby investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) will be removed from the new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as the basis of negotiation going forward, with the only recourse in the event of disputes to be non-binding state-to-state arbitration.

Credivalores returns to the international debt markets

23 February 2018

Paul Hastings LLP in New York and Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá have helped Colombian consumer loan company Credivalores-Crediservicios issue notes worth US$75 million.

Guerrero Olivos in Chile’s third extrajudicial restructuring

23 February 2018

Guerrero Olivos has helped Chilean rubber manufacturer Manufacturas de Caucho Rivera in Chile’s third extrajudicial debt restructuring since new legislation was passed in 2014.

Latin Lawyer announces Specialist Law Firm Leader Award

Latin Lawyer announces Specialist Law Firm Leader Award

22 February 2018

Latin Lawyer is very pleased to name Alfredo Lewin of Colombia’s Lewin & Wills Abogados as the winner of our Specialist Law Firm Leader Award this year.

Pérez Alati hires ex-Chevron counsel

Pérez Alati hires ex-Chevron counsel

22 February 2018

Former Chevron managing counsel Francisco Romano has spoken to Latin Lawyer about his move to Argentine firm Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen, where he takes over the energy department following the departure of former name partner José Martínez de Hoz (h).

Peruvian cement makers win tax case against government

Peruvian cement makers win tax case against government

22 February 2018

Amprimo & Flury Abogados has helped a group of Peruvian cement manufacturers win a constitutional lawsuit against the Ministry of Economy and Finance for levying an environmental tax on coal users.

Austrian pharma loan draws counsel from multiple LatAm jurisdictions

22 February 2018

Baker McKenzie LLP’s offices in New York, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Lima and Zurich; and Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP in New York, have helped Farallon Capital Management lend US$40 million to Austrian pharmaceutical company Pint Pharma.

Four firms in Mexican solar project finance

22 February 2018

Norton Rose Fulbright in New York and Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC in Mexico City have helped Spanish renewables developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures obtain project finance worth US$209 million for a solar project in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí.