Over nearly three decades, Antonia Stolper – head of Shearman & Sterling LLP’s Latin America affinity group – has made a name for herself as a force of nature in the region’s capital markets space, as well as driving conversations about pro bono and gender diversity. We speak to the winner of Latin Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement Award, as she steps back from Shearman’s partnership to become of counsel.
Chile’s Barros & Errázuriz Abogados has helped local property investor Independencia Administradora General De Fondos increase its stake in local warehouse operator Bodenor Flexcenter in a US$167 million deal and obtain a loan to fund the purchase.
Chilean miner Mantos Copper has hired three Simmons & Simmons offices in the UK and Baker McKenzie (Chile) to obtain an US$847 million financing – including a substantial capital injection from Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials – to expand its Mantoverde mine.
Holland & Knight LLP in New York has helped state-owned Chile Electricity raise US$489 million in Latin America’s first-ever tariff stabilisation financing, after the government established a law in late 2019 capping electricity prices after national social unrest.
Essentia Energy – a new subsidiary of Brazilian private equity investor Patria Investimentos – has hired Machado Meyer Advogados to obtain a 910 million reais (US$176 million) financing to fund the construction of a solar park in the state of Bahia.
Brazilian law firm Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has hired a partner from respected capital markets firm Pinheiro Guimarães to boost its efforts in the field.
Mexican real estate trust Fibra Nova has hired Rivera Belden & García Sánchez, SC to add US$75 million to an existing loan with state-owned Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior (Bancomext).
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Brazil’s Madrona Advogados has advised the development bank of Minas Gerais, BDMG, on a sustainable bond issuance of US$50 million, which it will use to back green and social projects in the state.
Locations: Guadalajara, León Mexico City