News

Linklaters clinches notes deal for power company

20 April 2001

Linklaters & Alliance has advised on a US$700 million medium-term note programme for São Paulo’s largest electricity company, Companhia Energética de São Paulo (CESP).

IDB & Moreno Ruffinelli for critical stock exchange project

20 April 2001

Moreno Ruffinelli & Asociados has won a Stock Exchange Market consultancy project in Paraguay at a public bid presided over by the Inter American Development Bank.

Carvalho de Freitas partner joins telecom regulator

20 April 2001

At the invitation of the Organization of the American States (OAS), Fabio Kujawski, partner of Brazilian Carvalho de Freitas e Ferreira, joined the Brazilian Delegation at the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission.

Pérez Alati advises in Phoenix Financial Trust securitisation

20 April 2001

Argentina-based Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz represented Credit Suisse First Boston in the arrangement and establishment of the Phoenix Financial Trust and its issue of US$350 million in senior and subordinated trust debt certificates.

Hughes Hubbard and Souza Cescon help Petrobras to launch Note Programme

20 April 2001

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (‘Petrobras’) executed the documentation for a US Commercial Paper Program arranged by Barclays Capital, the Investment Banking Division of Barclays Bank PLC.

Lex Mundi hosts conference in Caracas

12 April 2001

Lawyers from leading law firms throughout Latin America have been meeting in Caracas to discuss current legal and business issues at Lex Mundi’s American/Caribbean regional conference.

New partners at Mendoza, Palacios

12 April 2001

Venezuelan firm Mendoza, Palacios, Acedo, Borjas, Pàez Pumar & Cía has appointed two new partners: intellectual property and corporate specialist Carlos Bello, who was formerly with d’Empaire Reyna Bermúdez & Asociados, and banking and real estate lawyer José Manuel Lander, who was legal advisor of the Venezuelan bank Banco Hipotecario de la Vivienda Popular for 25 years.

New Telecoms Bill goes before Congress

12 April 2001

The Ministry of Communications is expected to present a Bill shortly that will comprehensively regulate the telecommunications sector in Colombia.

Baker & McKenzie rolls out environmental law service

12 April 2001

The northern Mexico offices of Baker & McKenzie (Mexico) have launched a new service designed to help clients meet the legal requirements of International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 1

Philips buys Agilent's healthcare group

12 April 2001

The Argentine law firm Estudio O´Farrell is part of a team of law firms advising US-based Agilent on the US$1.7 billion sale of its healthcare division to Philips.