News

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.

Latin American specialists made partners at Freshfields

12 April 2001

A project finance lawyer based in New York and an arbitration and dispute resolution lawyer in Paris will become partners of the law firm at the beginning of May.

IDB and Souza, Cescon tie up road project

12 April 2001

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Brazil’s Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES) sealed a project financing deal with a toll road operator, Concessionária Ecovias dos Imigrantes SA, in late March.

Shareholders rights strengthened

12 April 2001

The National Securities Commission has just issued new rules on the issuance and public offer of various kinds of stocks, including preferred stocks.

Financial watchdog rules on 'premiums' in mergers

12 April 2001

The Brazilian capital markets watchdog, CVM (the Securities and Exchange Commission), has released a ruling on procedures for the consolidation, merger and spin-off of publicly-held companies. The Instruction, CVM No. 349, amends an earlier ruling issued by the same body, CVM Instruction No. 319.

Brazilian appointed to key post in Computer Law Association

12 April 2001

Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva, co-founder and senior partner of law firm Carvalho de Freitas e Ferreira in São Paulo, Brazil, has been appointed secretary-treasurer of the Computer Law Association and will serve in this capacity during 2001.

Law firm advises on launch of 'New Market'

06 April 2001

São Paulo-based Levy & Salomão Advogados has been closely involved in the drafting of the rules of Brazil’s New Market (Novo Mercado). The firm has been directly engaged by the São Paulo stock exchange (BOVESPA).

IDB finances pioneering Brazilian hydro deal

06 April 2001

Brazil-based firm Souza, Cescon Avedissian, Barrieu e Flesch has represented the Inter-American Development Bank and three commercial participants in a US$165 million limited recourse financing of a hydro plant.