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Big tech monopolies can break other monopolies, says Mexican enforcer

Big tech monopolies can break other monopolies, says Mexican enforcer

16 September 2019

The head of Mexico’s competition authority has said that while antitrust enforcers need to prevent technology companies from getting too big, their monopolies can be a useful tool to help curb the power of other monopolies.

Dutch and French development banks lend to Argentina’s Supervielle

16 September 2019

Norton Rose Fulbright in Washington, DC and Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno in Buenos Aires have helped Dutch development bank FMO and its French counterpart Proparco lend US$80 million to Argentine Banco Supervielle.

White & Case hires from Baker Botts and OPIC

White & Case hires from Baker Botts and OPIC

13 September 2019

White & Case LLP’s Washington, DC office has recruited a former Baker Botts LLP special counsel along with Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (OPIC) assistant GC to boost its Latin American project finance practice.

Increasing uncertainty as Argentina takes uncomfortable FX measures

Increasing uncertainty as Argentina takes uncomfortable FX measures

13 September 2019

The return of FX controls and public debt re-profiling show Argentina’s underlying economic problems have not been solved, but the Macri administration’s new measures are  transitory and are only meant to meet a short-term emergency, says Tanoira Cassagne Abogados partner Alexia Rosenthal and associate Rocío Carrica.

Multiple firms in project finance deal to expand Lima metro

Multiple firms in project finance deal to expand Lima metro

13 September 2019

Clifford Chance LLP in New York and São Paulo and Garrigues (Peru) have helped a special purpose vehicle (SPV) obtain project finance worth US$563 million to fund Consortium Nuevo Metro de Lima’s construction of a second metro line in Peru’s capital.

PPU and Gómez-Pinzón behind power loan in Colombia

13 September 2019

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia) has helped local power company Termovalle obtain a US$110 million loan.

Ex-Rubio Leguía lawyers open firm targeting start-ups in Peru

Ex-Rubio Leguía lawyers open firm targeting start-ups in Peru

12 September 2019

Two former lawyers at Latin Lawyer 250 firm Rubio Leguía Normand have launched a new outfit in Peru with the founding partner of corporate boutique Carrera Abogados.

Agenda finalised for IAM-Latin Lawyer IPBC Latin America 2019 event

Agenda finalised for IAM-Latin Lawyer IPBC Latin America 2019 event

12 September 2019

The full programme for IAM and Latin Lawyer’s Intellectual Property Business Cycle 2019 conference in São Paulo is now available online.

Venezuela defeats ICSID mining annulment bid

Venezuela defeats ICSID mining annulment bid

12 September 2019

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) annulment committee has dismissed a petition by an Aruba mining company and its affiliate to annul an award rejecting their US$633 million claim against Venezuela.

Brazilian and Chilean firms in Lundin credit facility

12 September 2019

Veirano Advogados in Rio de Janeiro and Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados in Santiago have helped Canada’s Lundin Mining increase an existing loan agreement to US$800 million.