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Marval O’Farrell steers winning Argentine metro bid
Marval O’Farrell steers winning Argentine metro bid

Marval O’Farrell steers winning Argentine metro bid

22 January 2021

Marval O'Farrell Mairal has helped a local consortium win a bid to operate the Buenos Aires underground Subte for the next 12 years.

Last chance to nominate for Deal of the Year 2020
Last chance to nominate for Deal of the Year 2020

Last chance to nominate for Deal of the Year 2020

22 January 2021

Today is the last day to submit nominations for our annual Deal of the Year Awards. Read on to find out how to submit your winning deals.

Peruvian miner secures credit to pay off tax debt
Peruvian miner secures credit to pay off tax debt

Peruvian miner secures credit to pay off tax debt

22 January 2021

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.

Three firms in Mexican credit repair acquisition
Three firms in Mexican credit repair acquisition

Three firms in Mexican credit repair acquisition

22 January 2021

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.

Brazilian in-house lawyers open infrastructure boutique
Brazilian in-house lawyers open infrastructure boutique

Brazilian in-house lawyers open infrastructure boutique

21 January 2021

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.

Disputes arise from Colombian hydro dam disaster
Disputes arise from Colombian hydro dam disaster

Disputes arise from Colombian hydro dam disaster

21 January 2021

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.

Brazil’s Klabin follows Suzano with sustainability-linked bond offering
Brazil’s Klabin follows Suzano with sustainability-linked bond offering

Brazil’s Klabin follows Suzano with sustainability-linked bond offering

21 January 2021

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 issues first Odebrecht collusion fines
Colombia issues first Odebrecht collusion fines

Colombia issues first Odebrecht collusion fines

21 January 2021

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).

Argentine bitcoin trader expands in Brazil
Argentine bitcoin trader expands in Brazil

Argentine bitcoin trader expands in Brazil

21 January 2021

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 poaches LatAm co-head from Clifford Chance
Latham poaches LatAm co-head from Clifford Chance

Latham poaches LatAm co-head from Clifford Chance

20 January 2021

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.