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Laureate sells university in Panama

20 August 2019

US university provider Laureate Education has hired Holland & Knight LLP in Miami and Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán in Panama City to sell a university in Panama for nearly US$87 million.

Greenberg poaches Hogan Lovells finance partner

Greenberg poaches Hogan Lovells finance partner

19 August 2019

Greenberg Traurig LLP's New York office has hired a Chilean native as partner for its Latin American practice from Hogan Lovells LLP.

Vitol adds fuel to Brazil’s downstream sector with petrol station buy

Vitol adds fuel to Brazil’s downstream sector with petrol station buy

19 August 2019

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão in São Paulo has helped Dutch energy trader Vitol acquire a 50% stake in Brazil’s sixth-biggest petrol station owner, Grupo Dislub Equador (GDE).

Paul Hastings lawyer joins former teammate at Vinson & Elkins

Paul Hastings lawyer joins former teammate at Vinson & Elkins

19 August 2019

Vinson & Elkins LLP has hired a Latin America-focused arbitration associate as counsel from Paul Hastings LLP’s New York office.

Avianca’s FCPA disclosure puts spotlight on aviation industry

19 August 2019

Colombia’s national airline has become the latest company in the aviation industry to report possible foreign bribery violations.

Modelo returns to Von Wobeser for PPA in Mexico

19 August 2019

Von Wobeser y Sierra SC has helped Mexican brewer Cervecería Modelo sign a US$60 million power purchase agreement (PPA) with local company Ammper Energía to supply a production plant in the state of Hidalgo.

BR Distribuidora goes private after US$2.2 billion Petrobras issuance

BR Distribuidora goes private after US$2.2 billion Petrobras issuance

16 August 2019

Linklaters in New York and São Paulo and Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo have helped Petrobras sell its controlling stake in fuel retailer BR Distribuidora as privatisations gain momentum in Brazil.

Panama sovereign debt tap breaks coupon records

Panama sovereign debt tap breaks coupon records

16 August 2019

Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC and Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán in Panama City have helped Panama issue US$2 billion in sovereign bonds, with one 40-year tranche achieving an interest rate below 4% for the first time.

Lobo de Rizzo lights up Cemig’s US$900 million debt tap

Lobo de Rizzo lights up Cemig’s US$900 million debt tap

16 August 2019

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has helped Minas Gerais state-owned electricity company Cemig raise 3.6 billion reais (US$900) through a debentures issuance on São Paulo’s capital markets.

Robles Miaja appoints two partners in Mexico

Robles Miaja appoints two partners in Mexico

16 August 2019

Bufete Robles Miaja, S.C. has strengthened its corporate finance team by promoting two associates to partner.