Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped Brazilian software company TOTVS buy a majority stake in the holding company of Brazil’s largest credit fintech company Supplier for 455 million reais (US$85.7 million).
Hogan Lovells LLP in Washington, DC, and Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá have helped the International Finance Corporation (IFC) provide a US$100 million financing to Colombia’s Banco Davivienda, which will use the loan to help alleviate economic damage caused by the covid-19 pandemic in Colombia.
Brazilian Latin Lawyer Elite firm TozziniFreire Advogados has worked pro bono to help Sistema B, a global network for B companies, structure a lending programme that will offer loans to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) during the covid-19 pandemic.
Garrigues (Chile) has helped the country’s Central Bank create a new credit package worth some US$24 billion to help commercial banks strengthen their liquidity and to continue to grant loans to companies during the covid-19 pandemic.
Bomchil Abogados has helped Argentine airport operator Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 refinance US$120 million worth of debt.
BLP (Costa Rica) has helped the International Finance Corporation (IFC) lend US$12 million to the municipality of San José to fund renovation and infrastructure projects in the country’s capital.
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Holland & Knight (Mexico) has helped Banco Santander provide a syndicated loan worth 2.4 billion Mexican pesos (US$100 million) to local chemicals company Cydsa.
Key partners: Luis Ambrósio earns praise as a rising star in the industry. Daniel Facó leads the capital markets group. Ambrósio, Facó, Carolina Secches and Helen Naves come recommended in LACCA Approved. José Augusto Martins left in 2020.
When it comes to the effect of covid-19 on the economy, one word comes to mind: devastating. While governments are taking action to protect people against the public health crisis, Latin America’s central banks are putting measures in place to brace for the economic impact of the pandemic.