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Carrefour snaps up stores from rival in Brazil
Carrefour snaps up stores from rival in Brazil

Carrefour snaps up stores from rival in Brazil

23 March 2020

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão in São Paulo and Bredin Prat in Paris have helped French supermarket heavyweight Carrefour acquire 30 shops in Brazil from Dutch competitor Makro for 1.95 billion reais (US$450 million).

Mexican car equipment maker gets US$470 million loan
Mexican car equipment maker gets US$470 million loan

Mexican car equipment maker gets US$470 million loan

23 March 2020

Paul Hastings LLP in New York and DRB Abogados in Mexico City have helped Mexican car brakes and suspension manufacturer Rassini obtain a US$470 million loan.

CADE investigates Bayer/Monsanto over soybean practices
CADE investigates Bayer/Monsanto over soybean practices

CADE investigates Bayer/Monsanto over soybean practices

23 March 2020

Brazil’s competition authority is investigating Bayer and Monsanto over alleged anticompetitive behaviour in the soybean market. By Ciaran Willis

Argentina’s Genneia issues green bonds
Argentina’s Genneia issues green bonds

Argentina’s Genneia issues green bonds

23 March 2020

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi has helped Argentine energy company Genneia issue US$500 million in green bonds.

Celulosa Arauco’s US$375 million loan calls on four firms
Celulosa Arauco’s US$375 million loan calls on four firms

Celulosa Arauco’s US$375 million loan calls on four firms

23 March 2020

Chilean wood products company Celulosa Arauco has hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and local firm Portaluppi Guzman & Bezanilla Abogados to get a US$375 million revolving credit facility.

Guyana’s first oil export sends positive vibes around Latin America, say lawyers
Guyana’s first oil export sends positive vibes around Latin America, say lawyers

Guyana’s first oil export sends positive vibes around Latin America, say lawyers

20 March 2020

International and Latin American law firms are keeping a close eye on the region’s latest oil exporter, Guyana. They are hoping to zero in on clients looking to invest in short- and long-term infrastructure and energy projects in the country, but acknowledge it will need support to develop the industry and to avoid the so-called Dutch disease.

Billion-dollar Odebrecht dispute in the DR settled through mediation
Billion-dollar Odebrecht dispute in the DR settled through mediation

Billion-dollar Odebrecht dispute in the DR settled through mediation

20 March 2020

A Dominican state entity has agreed to pay just under US$400 million to settle a dispute with an Odebrecht-led consortium that had sought almost US$1 billion in damages, following International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) mediation proceedings in New York.

Gunderson Dettmer behind online real estate tie-up in Brazil
Gunderson Dettmer behind online real estate tie-up in Brazil

Gunderson Dettmer behind online real estate tie-up in Brazil

20 March 2020

Gunderson Dettmer offices in New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and São Paulo and Pinheiro Guimarães in Rio de Janeiro have helped Brazilian real estate company Grupo Zap sell its entire business to online marketplace OLX Brazil for 2.9 billion Brazilian reais (US$695 million)

Mattos Filho and Machado Meyer in windfarm acquisition
Mattos Filho and Machado Meyer in windfarm acquisition

Mattos Filho and Machado Meyer in windfarm acquisition

20 March 2020

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped infrastructure fund Actis buy five wind power plants in Brazil from Portuguese utilities company EDP Renováveis for 1.2 billion reais (US$230 million).

Multiple firms in Avianca restructuring loan
Multiple firms in Avianca restructuring loan

Multiple firms in Avianca restructuring loan

20 March 2020

Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá, Panama’s Morgan & Morgan, Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera in Lima and Pérez Bustamante & Ponce in Quito have helped Colombian airline group Avianca obtain a US$250 million loan through its Panamanian holding company from US counterpart United Airlines and US investor Kingsland Holdings.