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Engie snaps up Brazilian transmission line project
Engie snaps up Brazilian transmission line project

Engie snaps up Brazilian transmission line project

27 March 2020

Engie Brasil has hired Veirano Advogados to buy a power transmission line concessionaire from the Brazilian subsidiary of Indian Sterlite Technologies for 410 million reais (US$108 million).

Baker McKenzie behind Japanese water sale in Chile
Baker McKenzie behind Japanese water sale in Chile

Baker McKenzie behind Japanese water sale in Chile

27 March 2020

Baker McKenzie LLP in Tokyo and Santiago has helped state-controlled company Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) sell its stake in Chilean water utility company Aguas Nuevas through an auction.

The dramatic changes to deal-making under covid-19
The dramatic changes to deal-making under covid-19

The dramatic changes to deal-making under covid-19

26 March 2020

The covid-19 crisis is unprecedented, spreading across the globe with unforeseeable consequences for people’s lives and the global economy. As markets across the world adapt to operate under strain, Luís Bulcão Pinheiro talks to M&A partners to find out how deal-making is faring in the era of covid-19.

Willkie Farr bolsters LatAm team with Skadden hire
Willkie Farr bolsters LatAm team with Skadden hire

Willkie Farr bolsters LatAm team with Skadden hire

26 March 2020

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has hired a corporate and finance lawyer from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP as partner, strengthening its Latin America group in Washington, DC.

UK court recognises Brazilian insolvency of dissolved Schahin company
UK court recognises Brazilian insolvency of dissolved Schahin company

UK court recognises Brazilian insolvency of dissolved Schahin company

26 March 2020

The dissolved English subsidiary of bankrupt Brazilian conglomerate Schahin Group has had its Brazilian insolvency recognised in England under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations. By Teodor Teofilov.

Several firms in Ecuador’s first diversified payment rights programme
Several firms in Ecuador’s first diversified payment rights programme

Several firms in Ecuador’s first diversified payment rights programme

26 March 2020

Hogan Lovells LLP in New York and Ferrere (Ecuador) have helped Ecuador’s Banco del Pacífico set up the country’s first-ever securitisation programme for diversified payment rights.

Univision sells majority stake to US investors
Univision sells majority stake to US investors

Univision sells majority stake to US investors

26 March 2020

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York has helped US Spanish-language media company Univision divest a majority stake in the company to US investor ForgeLight and private equity company SearchLight.

Latin Lawyer 250 2020 now live
Latin Lawyer 250 2020 now live

Latin Lawyer 250 2020 now live

25 March 2020

The 22nd edition of the Latin Lawyer 250 is now available online, fully revised and updated. It includes the top 340 firms across 18 jurisdictions in Latin America, as well as the leading international law firms providing legal services in the region, and, for the first time this year, a selection of the best consultancy firms offering support on Latin American matters.

Brazil's JBS faces arbitration claim over corruption
Brazil's JBS faces arbitration claim over corruption

Brazil's JBS faces arbitration claim over corruption

25 March 2020

Shareholders in Brazilian beef packer JBS have filed for arbitration with the company and the billionaire brothers who control it, seeking US$280 million in damages caused by alleged illegal activities spanning a decade.

CFE issues bonds in Taiwan and Luxembourg for US$900 million
CFE issues bonds in Taiwan and Luxembourg for US$900 million

CFE issues bonds in Taiwan and Luxembourg for US$900 million

25 March 2020

Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton LLP in New York has helped Mexico’s state-owned electricity provider Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) make a US$900 million debt offering.