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Brazil’s new legal framework for natural gas
Brazil’s new legal framework for natural gas

Brazil’s new legal framework for natural gas

22 September 2020

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.

Brazilian and Colombian regulators step up green bond efforts
Brazilian and Colombian regulators step up green bond efforts

Brazilian and Colombian regulators step up green bond efforts

21 September 2020

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 in landmark telecoms FIBRA
Creel García-Cuéllar in landmark telecoms FIBRA

Creel García-Cuéllar in landmark telecoms FIBRA

02 September 2020

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 helps Pfizer enter stage three for covid-19 vaccine
Marval O'Farrell helps Pfizer enter stage three for covid-19 vaccine

Marval O'Farrell helps Pfizer enter stage three for covid-19 vaccine

21 August 2020

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 doubles partnership in Bolivia
PPO Abogados doubles partnership in Bolivia

PPO Abogados doubles partnership in Bolivia

18 August 2020

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 unveils instant banking payment system
Brazil unveils instant banking payment system

Brazil unveils instant banking payment system

18 August 2020

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 and Claro & Cía help complete solar PPAs in Chile
Carey and Claro & Cía help complete solar PPAs in Chile

Carey and Claro & Cía help complete solar PPAs in Chile

14 August 2020

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.

Bruchou adds three partners and one expert counsel
Bruchou adds three partners and one expert counsel

Bruchou adds three partners and one expert counsel

12 August 2020

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.

Brazil launches US$3 billion scheme for power companies amid pandemic
Brazil launches US$3 billion scheme for power companies amid pandemic

Brazil launches US$3 billion scheme for power companies amid pandemic

03 August 2020

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.

Santander venture to shake up credit card competition in Chile
Santander venture to shake up credit card competition in Chile

Santander venture to shake up credit card competition in Chile

31 July 2020

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.