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Demarest e Almeida advises in multi-currency note programme
Demarest e Almeida advises in multi-currency note programme

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

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
Patent infringement landmark for Estudio Millé

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.

New chair of Mexican Bar Association Energy Committee will offer 'support and critcism'
New chair of Mexican Bar Association Energy Committee will offer 'support and critcism'

New chair of Mexican Bar Association Energy Committee will offer 'support and critcism'

06 July 2001

Rogelio López Velarde has taken up the post of chairman of the newly-created Energy Committee of the Mexican Bar Association. The Committee will give independent advice to the government of President Vicente Fox as it tries to push through the necessary steps for full liberalisation of the Mexican energy market.

Nicholson & Cano Abogados appoints litigation partners
Nicholson & Cano Abogados appoints litigation partners

Nicholson & Cano Abogados appoints litigation partners

06 July 2001

Santiago Mollard and Luis Rodolfo Bullrich, former partners at Borlengui, Mollard & Bullrich Abogados, have joined Nicholson & Cano's litigation department.

Revised rebate tariff for exports
Revised rebate tariff for exports

Revised rebate tariff for exports

06 July 2001

Resolution 220/01 of the Ministry of Economy establishes that exports for consumption purposes and allotted to Mercosur member countries shall be subject to the provisions of Decree 1011/91 and complementary rules and/or amendments.

Amendment to Colombia's exchange regime will affect the hydrocarbons sector
Amendment to Colombia's exchange regime will affect the hydrocarbons sector

Amendment to Colombia's exchange regime will affect the hydrocarbons sector

06 July 2001

Substantial modifications to the exchange regime applicable to companies in the hydrocarbon sector have been introduced by the Colombian Central Bank. The bank’s board of directors passed the resolution on May 11 2001. Resolution 2 amends articles 48, 49, 50 and 51 of the Bank's Resolution 8 of 2000.

Changes in Venezuela's employment law
Changes in Venezuela's employment law

Changes in Venezuela's employment law

06 July 2001

On June 28, 2001, the National Assembly approved on its second reading the amendment to the law regulating the health, pension and social security subsystems (Ley que Regula el Subsistema de Salud, el Subsistema de Pensiones y de Seguridad Social Integral) which means that they will only enter into effect on January 1, 2002.

Muñiz, Forsyth advises Milpo in first Peruvian hostile takeover bid
Muñiz, Forsyth advises Milpo in first Peruvian hostile takeover bid

Muñiz, Forsyth advises Milpo in first Peruvian hostile takeover bid

29 June 2001

Muñiz, Forsyth, Ramirez, Pérez-Taiman & Luna-Victoria is advising Compañía Minera Milpo SAA in a takeover bid launched for the acquisition of 100 per cent in shares of common stock of Compañía Minera Atacocha SA.

Negri, Teijeiro & Incera advises DirecTV in acquisition of shares
Negri, Teijeiro & Incera advises DirecTV in acquisition of shares

Negri, Teijeiro & Incera advises DirecTV in acquisition of shares

29 June 2001

Negri, Teijeiro & Incera advised DirecTV Latin America in its purchase of the majority interest in Galaxy Entertainment Argentina SA, the Argentine DirecTV operator owned by Plataforma Digital SA.