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Brazilian Rolls-Royce bribery investigation drags on
Brazilian Rolls-Royce bribery investigation drags on

Brazilian Rolls-Royce bribery investigation drags on

23 October 2020

Rolls-Royce will have to wait until at least the new year to resolve a remaining strand from its blockbuster 2017 global bribery settlement after a Brazilian agency investigating the matter extended its probe once again.

Partner returns to Campos Mello from government role
Partner returns to Campos Mello from government role

Partner returns to Campos Mello from government role

22 October 2020

Campos Mello Advogados has strengthened its real estate practice by hiring a lawyer from Brazil’s ministry of economy, adding its fifth partner in two months.

Argentine grid manager faces second arbitration claim
Argentine grid manager faces second arbitration claim

Argentine grid manager faces second arbitration claim

22 October 2020

Argentina’s electricity market manager is facing a second claim at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) filed by an investor in a World Bank-sponsored renewables incentives programme.

Multiple firms help Brazilian credit bureau IPO hit target
Multiple firms help Brazilian credit bureau IPO hit target

Multiple firms help Brazilian credit bureau IPO hit target

22 October 2020

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and São Paulo and Brazil’s Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados have helped Brazilian credit bureau Boa Vista raise 2.2 billion reais (US$386 million) in an IPO.

Nader Hayaux steers Mexican beach resort loan
Nader Hayaux steers Mexican beach resort loan

Nader Hayaux steers Mexican beach resort loan

22 October 2020

Mexican firm Nader, Hayaux & Goebel has helped a BBVA-led syndicate of banks lend US$145 million to local infrastructure group Promotora Atardeceres del Pacífico for the construction of a hotel on Mexico’s Pacific coast.

Risk appetite for deal-making in Latin America in constant flux, says panel
Risk appetite for deal-making in Latin America in constant flux, says panel

Risk appetite for deal-making in Latin America in constant flux, says panel

21 October 2020

Risk tends to be a negative pressure on deal-making, but the covid-19 pandemic has forced buyers and sellers to assimilate to new conditions to keep M&A activity flowing, according to panellists speaking at Latin Lawyer Live Interactive M&A.

Brazilian start-up VTEX becomes a unicorn after investment round
Brazilian start-up VTEX becomes a unicorn after investment round

Brazilian start-up VTEX becomes a unicorn after investment round

21 October 2020

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP in New York and San Francisco, L O Baptista Advogados in São Paulo and Harneys in the Cayman Islands have helped Brazilian e-commerce company VTEX raise US$255 million in a funding round led by SoftBank, making the start-up a tech unicorn.

BNDES sells Suzano stake in US$1.2 billion equity offering
BNDES sells Suzano stake in US$1.2 billion equity offering

BNDES sells Suzano stake in US$1.2 billion equity offering

21 October 2020

The São Paulo offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Pinheiro Guimarães have helped one of the world’s largest paper manufacturers, Suzano, make a joint Brazil-US share offering that raised 6.9 billion reais (US$1.2 billion).

Carlos Müggenburg: 16 August 1951 – 9 September 2020
Carlos Müggenburg: 16 August 1951 – 9 September 2020

Carlos Müggenburg: 16 August 1951 – 9 September 2020

21 October 2020

Following the passing of Mexican firm Müggenburg, Gorches y Peñalosa, SC’s founding partner Carlos Müggenburg last month, lawyers remember him as an eminent and ethical practitioner and excellent law teacher.

Spanish fuel distributor enters Uruguay with Petrobras buy
Spanish fuel distributor enters Uruguay with Petrobras buy

Spanish fuel distributor enters Uruguay with Petrobras buy

21 October 2020

Blank Rome in Philadelphia and Washington, DC and Bragard Abogados in Montevideo have helped Spain’s DISA buy a fuel distribution company from Petrobras in Uruguay for US$62 million.