Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has helped Brazilian utilities company AES Tietê Energia acquire two wind farm facilities in north-eastern Brazil for 806 million reais (US$156 million).
Peruvian firm Hernández & Cía Abogados has added to its tax offering by hiring a senior associate from CMS Grau as partner, and promoting one senior associate in its labour practice to the top rank.
Paraguayan firm Palacios, Prono & Talavera has helped local conglomerate Grupo Cartes – owned by former Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes – acquire family-owned drugstore chain Cadena Farmacenter.
Three Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP offices and Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados in Lima have helped Peruvian supermarket chain InRetail acquire fellow retailer Makro Supermayorista for US$360 million.
Brazil’s Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has announced the hires of two new partners; one was formerly counsel at Pinheiro Neto Advogados and joins the mining practice in Brasília, while the other joins the senior rank in the banking and finance group in São Paulo.
A US infrastructure services company has filed a new International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Peru, two years after it lodged an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) claim over a terminated project for rural telecommunications networks in the country.
Chile’s specialist competition tribunal has fined 11 bus operators for colluding to restrict the number of buses in operation in two southern cities, despite the companies claiming that the country's government had endorsed their agreements, reports Latin Lawyer's sister publication Global Competition Review.
The São Paulo and New York offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Brazil’s BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão have helped Brazilian financial services group XP raise US$1.2 billion in a follow-on equity offering.
Mexican firm González Calvillo, SC has helped real estate investment trust Fibra Prologis place green bonds worth US$375 million on the Mexican Stock Exchange – the first dollar-dominated green bonds ever in Mexico.
Marval O'Farrell Mairal has helped Argentine aviation group Aerolíneas Argentinas merge with its sister company, Austral Líneas Aéreas.