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US$1.425-billion Telemar vendor financing completed in Brazil
US$1.425-billion Telemar vendor financing completed in Brazil

US$1.425-billion Telemar vendor financing completed in Brazil

28 August 2001

On August 16, in one of the largest financing in any industry in Latin America this year, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP represented Tele Norte Leste Participações SA (Telemar), the largest telephone company in Brazil, in negotiating and structuring a US$1.425-billion loan.

IDB retains Cariola, Diez in project finance deal
IDB retains Cariola, Diez in project finance deal

IDB retains Cariola, Diez in project finance deal

28 August 2001

Chilean firm Cariola, Diez, Pérez-Cotapos & Cía Ltda is advising the Inter-American Development Bank and European banks in the structuring of a project financing deal for the construction of a port complex in the bay of Mejillones in northern Chile .

Pinheiro Neto and Machado Meyer assist in part-sale of Caixa Seguradora
Pinheiro Neto and Machado Meyer assist in part-sale of Caixa Seguradora

Pinheiro Neto and Machado Meyer assist in part-sale of Caixa Seguradora

28 August 2001

Brazilian law firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados has advised the Fundação dos Economiários Federais (Funcef), the pension fund for employees of Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF), the second-largest Brazilian Federal Government bank, on the sale of the corporate control of Caixa Seguradora.

Morales, Noguera, Valdivieso & Besa advises on infrastructure project
Morales, Noguera, Valdivieso & Besa advises on infrastructure project

Morales, Noguera, Valdivieso & Besa advises on infrastructure project

28 August 2001

Morales, Noguera, Valdivieso & Besa is advising Sociedad Concesionaria Rutas del Pacífico SA (RDP) in the financing of the Santiago-Valparaiso-Viña del Mar toll road concession.

Bruchou advises Citigroup and Banacci
Bruchou advises Citigroup and Banacci

Bruchou advises Citigroup and Banacci

28 August 2001

Citigroup Inc, the largest US financial services conglomerate, and Grupo Financiero Banamex-Accival (Banacci) have jointly appointed Argentine law firm Bruchou, Fernández Madero, Lombardi & Mitrani to advise them on local regulatory matters arising out of Banacci's US$12.5 billion proposed acquisition by Citigroup.

Philippi, Yrarrázaval and Carey y Cí­a advise on securitisation company purchase
Philippi, Yrarrázaval and Carey y Cí­a advise on securitisation company purchase

Philippi, Yrarrázaval and Carey y Cí­a advise on securitisation company purchase

28 August 2001

Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner has acted as counsel for ABN AMRO Investments (Chile) SA and ABN AMRO Finance (Chile) SA in the purchase of a 100 per cent interest in Securitizadora of America SA. The Chilean securitisation company was bought from Bankamerica International Financial Corporation y Bank of America, National Association.

Tozzini, Freire and Linklaters advise BBVA and Banque Sudameris on US$40-million financing
Tozzini, Freire and Linklaters advise BBVA and Banque Sudameris on US$40-million financing

Tozzini, Freire and Linklaters advise BBVA and Banque Sudameris on US$40-million financing

28 August 2001

Brazilian firm Tozzini, Freire, Teixeira e Silva Advogados and Linklaters & Alliance have advised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA) and Banque Sudameris SA (Sudameris) as guarantors in a US$40-million eight-year financing.

Argentine and US firms in US$70-million US commercial paper programme for Banco General de Negocios
Argentine and US firms in US$70-million US commercial paper programme for Banco General de Negocios

Argentine and US firms in US$70-million US commercial paper programme for Banco General de Negocios

28 August 2001

On August 2, 2001, Pérez Alati, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Hughes Hubbard & Reed and White & Case closed the establishment of a US$70 million letter of credit-backed US commercial paper programme for Banco General de Negocios SA.

Venezuelan legislators restart IP project
Venezuelan legislators restart IP project

Venezuelan legislators restart IP project

28 August 2001

The Science and Technology Commission of the Venezuelan National Assembly has restarted the discussions held up since the end of 1999 on the projected industrial property law.

Ancona & Asociados partner appointed director of Mexican copyright registry
Ancona & Asociados partner appointed director of Mexican copyright registry

Ancona & Asociados partner appointed director of Mexican copyright registry

28 August 2001

The Mexican federal government has appointed Arturo Ancona to the post of Director of the Public Copyright Registry. Ancona is the founding partner of Ancona & Asociados SC, a firm specialising in the areas of intellectual and industrial property law.