Schmidt Valois Advogados partner Paulo Valois Pires details changes brought about by the implementation of a new natural gas bill in Brazil, including crucial steps designed to bring investment to the area.
Colombia's banking regulator has become the first in Latin America to issue a regulatory framework for green bonds, as Brazil’s central bank has also pledged its backing.
Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC has helped Mexican telecoms company Telesites and its tower operating subsidiary Opsimex structure a FIBRA real estate trust and raise US$538 million in the fund’s first issuance.
Marval O'Farrell Mairal in Buenos Aires has helped US pharmaceutical group Pfizer enter the third stage of trials, along with German co-developer BioNTech, of a potential covid-19 vaccine in Argentina.
PPO Abogados, which was launched by four ex-Ferrere (Bolivia) partners in July, has doubled its partnership by promoting four to partner, bolstering its corporate, banking and public law practices.
Brazil’s central bank has announced a launch date for its payments system, named Pix, which will permit financial institutions to charge their own fees for receiving funds.
Carey has helped multinational power company Sonnedix’s Chilean business Atacama Solar seal two separate power purchase agreements (PPA) with Chilean miner Collahuasi and local power company AES Gener.
Argentina’s Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi has made three new partners, including two hires and one promotion, and elevated one lawyer to expert counsel, boosting its IP, tax and administrative law practices.
Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped Brazil’s Chamber of Electric Energy Commercialisation (CCEE) obtain 15 billion Brazilian reais (US$3 billion) in financing from a syndicate of banks to launch a financial support scheme for Brazil’s electricity sector amid the covid-19 crisis.
Guerrero Olivos has helped the Chilean branch of Spanish bank Santander incorporate a new credit card subsidiary, which aims to remodel the country’s existing payment processing system and challenge the long-standing market dominance of local credit card processor Transbank.