News

ING Groep buys Mexico's largest insurance company

06 July 2001

Franck, Galicia y Robles SC and Robles Abogados SC have advised ING Insurance International BV in the acquisition of the largest insurance company in Mexico.

Mattos Filho, Barbosa Müssnich and White & Case aid private equity financing

06 July 2001

Brazilian firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados advised Santander Private Equity in the second round of investment in Módulo Security Solutions SA.

Beretta Kahale Godoy advises PSEG in purchase of Edeersa

06 July 2001

Buenos Aires firm Beretta Kahale Godoy has advised PSEG in the purchase of 90 per cent of the shares of Edeersa, a transaction worth approximately US$200 million. The closing date for the sale of the electricity distribution company, situated in the Argentine province of Entre Ríos, was June 28.

Machado Meyer advises in US$210 million joint venture

06 July 2001

Telefônica Datacorp SA of Spain, and Telefônica Data Brasil Holding SA, with Banco Itau SA, have finalised a joint venture for the exploitation of outsourcing and telecommunication services for corporate networks, including Banco Itaú SA. The deal was concluded on June 27 with an investment by Telefónica of US$210 million.

Negri, Teijeiro & Incera assists in structuring of a financial trusts programme

06 July 2001

Buenos Aires firm Negri, Teijeiro & Incera has been selected by Banco de Inversión y Comercio Exterior (BICE) to act as legal counsel in the writing of a global programme of financial trusts worth up to US$10 million.

Icaza joins White & Case Miami in counselling the IFC

06 July 2001

Panamanian law firm Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán has joined White & Case LLP’s Miami office, in counselling the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, to structure the legal frame work of Howard Air Force Base.

Arias, Fábrega advises BBV and Citibank in a eurodollar syndicated loan agreement

06 July 2001

Panama firm Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega has advised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya (Argentaria) and Citibank in a US$120-million eurodollar syndicated loan agreement to subsidiaries of the Spanish company Unión Fenosa, SA. The loan was made to Unión Fenosa´s Panamanian electric distribution subsidiaries, Empresa de Distribución Eléctrica Metro-Oeste, SA and Empresa de Distribución Eléctrica Chiriquí, SA.

Demarest e Almeida advises in multi-currency note programme

06 July 2001

Demarest e Almeida Advogados has recently acted as deal counsel for Banco Sofisa SA (as issuer) and Crédit Agricole Indosuez, Geneva branch (as placement agent) in a 9.25 per cent US$25-million multi-currency fixed-rate note programme.

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal advises in rating agencies purchase

06 July 2001

Local law firm Marval, O´Farrell & Mairal has advised Moody's Investor Services in the acquisition of Argentine rating agencies Magister and Humphreys.

Patent infringement landmark for Estudio Millé

06 July 2001

Antonio Millé and Hernán Gonzalo Gerola of Estudio Millé obtained a groundbreaking ruling in their representation of a leading international electronics client.