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Argentina transforms competition regime

Argentina transforms competition regime

24 May 2018

Argentina’s government has signed off on a new competition law, firing the starting gun on a new era of antitrust enforcement and merger control.

XP Malls acquires four Brazilian shopping centres

24 May 2018

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has helped a real estate investment fund controlled by XP Malls acquire property from JHSF for US$205 million.

Mexico's Oro Negro wins Chapter 15 recognition in New York

24 May 2018

Oil rig lessor Perforadora Oro Negro has won Chapter 15 recognition of its Mexican insolvency proceedings, after knocking back a series of creditor objections.

Lazo De Romaña helps Peruvian property company get loan

24 May 2018

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados has helped Credicorp Servicios Financeiros and Banco de Crédito del Perú grant a US$62.2 million loan to Inmobiliaria Vistamar.

Scotiabank expands in Peru

Scotiabank expands in Peru

23 May 2018

Scotiabank has hired Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados to buy Banco Cencosud’s Peruvian arm in a deal that copies the same acquisition model it used to purchase the bank’s assets in Chile and Colombia.

Trench Rossi continues to lose white-collar lawyers

Trench Rossi continues to lose white-collar lawyers

23 May 2018

Former Trench Rossi Watanabe counsel Leopoldo Pagotto has become the fifth senior lawyer to leave the firm in the last year, joining FreitasLeite Advogados as the firm’s only white-collar partner.

PDVSA attachments partially lifted in Caribbean

23 May 2018

A court serving the Dutch Caribbean islands of Bonaire and Curacao has ordered the partial lifting of orders allowing ConocoPhillips to seize assets of Venezuela’s national oil and gas company PDVSA to satisfy a US$2 billion arbitral award, ensuring that both islands have enough fuel and electricity.

BMA and Mattos Filho behind Petrobras divestment closing

23 May 2018

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has helped subsidiaries of Mexican petrochemical group Alpek get approval from the country’s competition watchdog to close a share purchase agreement with Petrobras for two petrochemical companies.

ARIFA helps Generali leave Panama

23 May 2018

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega has helped Italian insurance company Assicurazioni Generali sell its Panamanian operations to local counterpart ASSA Compañía de Seguros for US$172 million.

Steelmaker gets credit line in Mexico

23 May 2018

Mitrani, Caballero & Ruiz Moreno in Buenos Aires has helped steelmaker Ternium’s Mexican subsidiary obtain a US$75 million loan.