Marval O'Farrell Mairal has helped a local consortium win a bid to operate the Buenos Aires underground Subte for the next 12 years.
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Peruvian miner Compañía de Minas Buenaventura has hired Milbank in New York and García Sayán Abogados in Lima to obtain syndicated letters of guarantee for 2.2 billion soles (US$582 million) to pay off debt owed to the country’s tax authority, SUNAT.
Garrigues (Mexico) has helped US finance companies Vulcan Capital and Freedom Financial Network purchase a minority stake in Mexican credit repair company Grupo Resuelve tu Deuda from Crédito Real.
Two former in-house lawyers, who have previously held positions in the energy sector and regulatory agencies, have launched a boutique in São Paulo focusing on energy, infrastructure and public law.
A Colombian public utility is seeking US$1.6 billion from a Spanish insurer following the collapse of a hydroelectric dam which caused a major flood, while another billion-dollar dispute with the consortiums behind the project has also gone to arbitration.
Brazilian paper producer Klabin has hired Clifford Chance LLP in São Paulo and local firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados to raise US$500 million in a sustainability-linked bond issuance, becoming the second Latin American company to issue such bonds in the international capital markets after Suzano.
Colombia’s competition authority has fined Odebrecht, two other construction companies and four individuals a combined €70.6 million (US$85.5 million) for rigging a tender to construct a highway project worth more than €1 billion (US$1.2 billion).
Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo has helped Argentine bitcoin trader Ripio expand its Latin American footprint by acquiring Brazil’s second largest cryptocurrency exchange, BitcoinTrade.
Latham & Watkins LLP has hired two partners from Clifford Chance LLP, including that firm’s former Latin America practice co-chair Gianluca Bacchiocchi, adding firepower to its regional corporate and finance practice.