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Lifetime Achievement Award: Antonia Stolper
Lifetime Achievement Award: Antonia Stolper

Lifetime Achievement Award: Antonia Stolper

23 February 2021

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.

Real estate investor snaps up warehouse assets in Chile
Real estate investor snaps up warehouse assets in Chile

Real estate investor snaps up warehouse assets in Chile

23 February 2021

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 copper miner gets Japanese investment and project finance
Chilean copper miner gets Japanese investment and project finance

Chilean copper miner gets Japanese investment and project finance

22 February 2021

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.

Chile launches first tariff stabilisation bond
Chile launches first tariff stabilisation bond

Chile launches first tariff stabilisation bond

18 February 2021

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.

BNDES backs Patria solar project in Bahia
BNDES backs Patria solar project in Bahia

BNDES backs Patria solar project in Bahia

17 February 2021

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.

Pinheiro Guimarães partner leaves for Lobo de Rizzo
Pinheiro Guimarães partner leaves for Lobo de Rizzo

Pinheiro Guimarães partner leaves for Lobo de Rizzo

16 February 2021

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.

Rivera Belden and Nader Hayaux steer Fibra Nova loan increase
Rivera Belden and Nader Hayaux steer Fibra Nova loan increase

Rivera Belden and Nader Hayaux steer Fibra Nova loan increase

16 February 2021

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).

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados
Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

16 February 2021

Corporate clout with modern flair

Minas Gerais development bank offers sustainable bonds
Minas Gerais development bank offers sustainable bonds

Minas Gerais development bank offers sustainable bonds

15 February 2021

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.

Cuesta Campos Abogados
Cuesta Campos Abogados

Cuesta Campos Abogados

12 February 2021

Locations: Guadalajara, León Mexico City