Argentina’s second largest city, Córdoba, has hired Córdova Francos Abogados in Buenos Aires to restructure US$150 million worth of foreign debt, following in the footsteps of the federal government and the province of Mendoza.
Brazil’s Manassero Campello Advogados has advised local finance group Península Investimentos as one of the investors in a SoftBank-led 310 million reais (US$58 million) funding round for online e-commerce start-up Olist.
Ecuador’s antitrust watchdog has adopted a new merger control procedure that gives it 25 days to determine whether a deal qualifies for expedited approval or an in-depth review.
Beccar Varela has helped US telecoms company Brightstar sell its phone producing business in Argentina to local manufacturer Mirgor.
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Chile) has helped a group of nine international shipping companies launch a blockchain-based online platform for maritime logistics services.
Two Milbank offices and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in São Paulo have helped Brazilian retailer Grupo Mateus launch the country’s largest IPO so far this year, raising 4.2 billion reais (US$781 million).
Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped the Brazilian subsidiary of Italian-American group Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) partner with telecoms group TIM Brazil for a project that will integrate state-of-the-art technology exclusively in vehicles manufactured in Brazil.
A third renewables investor is bringing a United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) claim against Argentina’s electricity market manager at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).
Several Ropes & Gray LLP offices, Brazil’s Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados and Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC in Mexico City have helped private equity investor Advent International buy Nielsen’s retailer data business, Global Connect, for US$2.7 billion.
Dias Carneiro Advogados has helped the IDB Invest lend 200 million reais (US$37 million) to São Paulo-based hospital group Sociedade Beneficente Israelita Hospital Brasileira Albert Einstein (SBIBAE), which will use the money to cover expenses linked to the fight against covid-19.