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Big tech monopolies can break other monopolies, says Mexican enforcer

Big tech monopolies can break other monopolies, says Mexican enforcer

16 September 2019

The head of Mexico’s competition authority has said that while antitrust enforcers need to prevent technology companies from getting too big, their monopolies can be a useful tool to help curb the power of other monopolies.

Dutch and French development banks lend to Argentina’s Supervielle

16 September 2019

Norton Rose Fulbright in Washington, DC and Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno in Buenos Aires have helped Dutch development bank FMO and its French counterpart Proparco lend US$80 million to Argentine Banco Supervielle.

Increasing uncertainty as Argentina takes uncomfortable FX measures

Increasing uncertainty as Argentina takes uncomfortable FX measures

13 September 2019

The return of FX controls and public debt re-profiling show Argentina’s underlying economic problems have not been solved, but the Macri administration’s new measures are  transitory and are only meant to meet a short-term emergency, says Tanoira Cassagne Abogados partner Alexia Rosenthal and associate Rocío Carrica.

Dentons reveals tie-ups in Argentina and Uruguay

06 September 2019

Global law firm Dentons has announced combinations with Rattagan Macchiavello Arocena in Argentina and Uruguayan Latin Lawyer 250 firm Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause as it continues its expansion across Latin America.

Hope Duggan behind first renewables retail PPA in Argentina

Hope Duggan behind first renewables retail PPA in Argentina

06 September 2019

Latin Lawyer 250 firm Hope, Duggan & Silva has helped Argentine Grupo Libertad become the first local retailer to sign a power purchase agreement supplied from renewable sources in Argentina.

Big fish in small ponds

Big fish in small ponds

05 September 2019

It’s no secret that many of Latin America’s largest companies remain controlled by small, concentrated groups reluctant to relinquish control, limiting these entities’ ability to tap into a bigger pool of resources through the capital markets. This status quo makes public M&A deals a rarity in the region. Christina McKeon Frutuoso considers the challenges faced by lawyers when such transactions do arise.

A reformed Mercosur? Don’t hold your breath

A reformed Mercosur? Don’t hold your breath

02 September 2019

The governments of Mercosur’s member states have been vocal advocates of modernising the restrictive economic alliance. Esteban Rópolo of Baker McKenzie (Argentina) and Marcelle Silbiger of Trench Rossi Watanabe in Brazil explain what stands in the way.

Top economist Arminio Fraga to keynote Latin Lawyer M&A conference

Top economist Arminio Fraga to keynote Latin Lawyer M&A conference

30 August 2019

Gavea Investimentos founding partner and Central Bank of Brazil former president Arminio Fraga will deliver the opening keynote at the upcoming Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual M&A Conference, which takes place in São Paulo this November.

Early booking rate for Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity expires tomorrow

Early booking rate for Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity expires tomorrow

29 August 2019

A discounted early booking rate for Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity – which takes place on Tuesday 8 October in New York – expires tomorrow.

Vista debuts on NYSE to raise Vaca Muerta drilling funds

Vista debuts on NYSE to raise Vaca Muerta drilling funds

28 August 2019

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York, Mexico’s Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC and Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi in Buenos Aires have helped Vista Oil & Gas raise US$107 million through a public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.