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Cruzat advises in first Chilean securitisation backed with municipal funds
Cruzat advises in first Chilean securitisation backed with municipal funds

Cruzat advises in first Chilean securitisation backed with municipal funds

05 October 2001

Cruzat, Ortúzar & Mackenna Ltda - Baker & McKenzie Santiago is advising Securitizadora Security SA in the first Chilean securitisation transaction backed with municipal incomes arising from concession contracts executed by the Municipality of Santiago. The transaction involves the issuance of securitised bonds.

Muñiz Forsyth involved in half of country's capital markets issuances
Muñiz Forsyth involved in half of country's capital markets issuances

Muñiz Forsyth involved in half of country's capital markets issuances

05 October 2001

Peruvian firm Muñiz, Forsyth, Ramirez, Perez-Taiman & Luna-Victoria reports, based on official Securities and Exchange Commission (CONASEV) statistics for the period August 2000/August 2001, that it has participated in the structuring of over 50 per cent of all issuances in Peruvian capital markets during that period.

Significant changes to Brazilian corporate law
Significant changes to Brazilian corporate law

Significant changes to Brazilian corporate law

05 October 2001

The Brazilian Senate has approved a Bill introducing substantial amendments to Brazil's Corporation Law which in particular affect closely- and publicly-held companies.

Alfaro Abogados boosts tax practice
Alfaro Abogados boosts tax practice

Alfaro Abogados boosts tax practice

30 September 2001

Alfaro Abogados has started the process of building up its team following a recent split with the incorporation of tax expert Federico Martin Palavecino, formerly of the Buenos Aires office of Price Waterhouse Coopers. He joins a tax practice led by Lucio Fabani.

Argentine and Brazilian firms advise in internet acquisition
Argentine and Brazilian firms advise in internet acquisition

Argentine and Brazilian firms advise in internet acquisition

28 September 2001

Brazilian firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados and Argentine firm Allende & Brea have advised UOL Inc SA (internet leader in Latin America) in the acquisition of Sinectis SA (the third-largest internet service provider in Argentina) and in the content and advertising agreement with America TV SA, the third-largest broadcasting network in Argentina, and its news cable channel, CVN.

Chilean and US firms assist in the structuring of a cash tender offer and consent solicitation
Chilean and US firms assist in the structuring of a cash tender offer and consent solicitation

Chilean and US firms assist in the structuring of a cash tender offer and consent solicitation

28 September 2001

Cravath Swaine & Moore and Prieto y Cía have acted as advisors to Electroandina International Inc, a Cayman Islands limited liability exempted company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Electroandina SA. Electroandina SA is a Chilean corporation wholly owned by Belgium's Tractebel SA and the Chilean state-owned CODELCO.

Brigard & Urrutia assists in US$170-million debt restructuring
Brigard & Urrutia assists in US$170-million debt restructuring

Brigard & Urrutia assists in US$170-million debt restructuring

28 September 2001

Brigard & Urrutia Abogados has acted as lead transaction counsel for the financial and corporate restructuring of the US$170-million debt of a 400MW generation project in Colombia. The restructuring documents were executed in three stages and the process succesfully completed during the second week of September.

Skadden and D'Empaire Reyna advise AES Corporation in its bid for a controlling stake in CANTV
Skadden and D'Empaire Reyna advise AES Corporation in its bid for a controlling stake in CANTV

Skadden and D'Empaire Reyna advise AES Corporation in its bid for a controlling stake in CANTV

28 September 2001

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and d’Empaire Reyna Bermúdez Abogados are advising The AES Corporation, a major independent global power company, and its subsidiary Corporación EDC CA in its US$1.37-billion tender offer of a controlling 43.2 per cent stake in Compañía Anónima Nacional Teléfonos de Venezuela (CANTV).

Pérez Alati advises buyer in privatisation of major provincial bank
Pérez Alati advises buyer in privatisation of major provincial bank

Pérez Alati advises buyer in privatisation of major provincial bank

28 September 2001

The province of Córdoba (Argentina's second-largest province) has initiated the privatisation of its governement-owned financial institution, Banco de Córdoba, the province's largest bank, through the sale of 89 per cent of shares in the bank. On August 31, the Province of Córdoba pre-awarded this controlling interest in the context of a public bidding to Banco General de Negocios SA (BGN), which made an offer of US$117 million.

Cruzat and Barros & Errázuriz advise in US$125-million loan
Cruzat and Barros & Errázuriz advise in US$125-million loan

Cruzat and Barros & Errázuriz advise in US$125-million loan

28 September 2001

Cruzat, Ortúzar & Mackenna Ltda - Baker & McKenzie Santiago has advised Inmobiliaria Las Verbenas SA (a subsidiary of Hipermercado Jumbo SA) in connection with a US$125-million syndicated loan.