US-UK firm Womble Bond Dickinson LLP is making a play for Latin America, hiring an oil and gas and finance partner from Hogan Lovells LLP who previously held a senior role in that firm's Latin America practice.
Peru’s Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International has elected Juan Carlos de los Heros as managing partner, replacing outgoing Pablo Berckholtz, who spent seven years in the top role.
Machado Meyer Advogados has helped the payment services platform of Brazilian e-commerce group Mercado Livre set up a receivables investment fund (FIDC) and make the fund's first issuance worth 1.1 billion reais (US$186 million), amid the implementation of new local financial regulation.
Brazilian food processing company Marfrig has hired Linklaters in New York and Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo to issue debt and launch a tender offer, with both transactions combined worth US$3.25 billion.
Allen & Overy LLP in New York and BLP (Costa Rica) have helped IDB Invest issue a credit guarantee facility to back Banco Promerica’s US$50 million sustainable bond programme, the first of its kind in Central America.
Five Brazilian law firms have advised on the 120 billion reais (US$21 billion) merger of local health insurance companies Hapvida and Notre Dame, marking the country’s largest corporate tie-up in more than a decade.
Guatemala’s QIL+4 Abogados has strengthened its dispute resolution offering by promoting the department’s head to partner.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York has helped Mexican financial company Unifin complete an exchange offer and issue notes worth a combined US$528 million.
Brazil’s Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped the local subsidiary of US investor New Fortress Energy acquire two thermal power plants in north-eastern Brazil.
Argentina’s Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados has helped agribusiness Cresud sell its shares in local meat packing company Carnes Pampeanas for US$10 million.