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Argentina's Perez Alati advises in acquisition of energy companies by TotalFinaElf
Argentina's Perez Alati advises in acquisition of energy companies by TotalFinaElf

Argentina's Perez Alati advises in acquisition of energy companies by TotalFinaElf

25 May 2001

Perez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz represented TotalFinaElf in a transaction aimed at the acquisition of Gener's power generation and transmission assets in Argentina, the largest acquisition transaction in Argentina so far this year.

Estudio O´Farrell advises in acquisition and later merger of Grandes Pinturerias del Centro
Estudio O´Farrell advises in acquisition and later merger of Grandes Pinturerias del Centro

Estudio O´Farrell advises in acquisition and later merger of Grandes Pinturerias del Centro

25 May 2001

On May 8, 2001 the shareholders meeting of SA Alba approved the merger of said company with Grandes Pinturerias del Centro SA

Easing of restrictions and elimination of capital gains tax on portfolio investments in Chile
Easing of restrictions and elimination of capital gains tax on portfolio investments in Chile

Easing of restrictions and elimination of capital gains tax on portfolio investments in Chile

25 May 2001

As it has been announced in the past few months and with the main purpose of revitalising the Santiago stock exchange, Chile is currently in the process of eliminating some of the major tax-related hurdles to foreign portfolio investments in its securities market.

Souza, Cescon and Hughes Hubbard advise in capital market project in Brazil
Souza, Cescon and Hughes Hubbard advise in capital market project in Brazil

Souza, Cescon and Hughes Hubbard advise in capital market project in Brazil

25 May 2001

Hughes Hubbard & Reed, LLP and local firm Souza Cescon, Avedissian, Barrieu e Flesch-Advogados, among others, have successfully finished working on the issue of $100 million US Commercial Paper Program for Banco Santander Brasil SA, through its Grand Cayman Branch.

Pinheiro Neto Advogados and Allen & Overy to advise in project finance deal in Brazil
Pinheiro Neto Advogados and Allen & Overy to advise in project finance deal in Brazil

Pinheiro Neto Advogados and Allen & Overy to advise in project finance deal in Brazil

25 May 2001

On the 22nd May a project financing transaction was closed in Brazil, by Polibrasil Resinas SA, a company jointly owned (indirectly) by Companhia Suzano de Papel e Celulose and Basell (a BASF and Shell company).

Figueroa Sierra & Asociados Abogados appoints new lawyer
Figueroa Sierra & Asociados Abogados appoints new lawyer

Figueroa Sierra & Asociados Abogados appoints new lawyer

25 May 2001

Colombian firm Figueroa Sierra & Asociados Abogados has strengthened its corporate law services through the inclusion of Luis Fernando Sarmiento Salcedo, as internal consultant.

Multiple vote and amendment to the new law
Multiple vote and amendment to the new law

Multiple vote and amendment to the new law

25 May 2001

A new bill has been submitted to the Senate in order to amend the rules of the multiple vote. The multiple vote is the instrument provided for in the current Companies Act entitling minority shareholders with voting rights to elect a company’s board members.

Merger and split-off of companies subject to liquidation procedures
Merger and split-off of companies subject to liquidation procedures

Merger and split-off of companies subject to liquidation procedures

25 May 2001

The Superintendency of Companies recently changed a 10 year doctrine pursuant to which companies under liquidation procedures could not become subject to mergers or split-offs, since these transactions would fall outside the scope of the relevant company's corporate purpose which, while the company is being liquidated, is limited to carrying out activities tending to the company's liquidation.

M & M Bomchil represents foreign investor in ICSID arbitration
M & M Bomchil represents foreign investor in ICSID arbitration

M & M Bomchil represents foreign investor in ICSID arbitration

25 May 2001

Enron is taking the Republic of Argentina to the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) of the World Bank.

Guerrero, Olivos, Novoa y Errázuriz advises on bonds issue
Guerrero, Olivos, Novoa y Errázuriz advises on bonds issue

Guerrero, Olivos, Novoa y Errázuriz advises on bonds issue

25 May 2001

Guerrero, Olivos, Novoa y Errázuriz represented HQI Transelec Chile SA, the largest Chilean electricity transmission company, in the offering of fixed-rate bonds.