Canadian publicly owned specialty pharmaceuticals company Knight Therapeutics has hired Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg in Montréal, Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo, Ferrere (Uruguay), Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá and Beccar Varela in Buenos Aires to buy a majority stake in Uruguayan biopharmaceutical group Biotoscana, in a deal valued at 1.1 billion Brazilian reais (US$273 million).
Nicholson y Cano Abogados has helped Argentine agribusiness Ledesma obtain a US$90 million loan and repurchase bonds.
Argentina’s high-profile Cuadernos graft scandal might change its course under a new government, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer - GIR Live 7th Annual Anti-Corruption & Investigations, held earlier this month in São Paulo.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in Washington, DC, and Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi in Buenos Aires have helped the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) buy US$45 million worth of notes issued by warehouse operator Plaza Logística, marking the US financial institution’s first Argentine investment in eight years.
Political instability and an overarching shift to the left in parts of Latin America are bringing uncertainty for employers in the region, but there are signs of economic strength in some areas, heard delegates at the sixth annual Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference held on Wednesday in Miami.
Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal and Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Peru) have helped Argentine online brand manager Navent acquire two Peruvian classified listing websites.
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP in Buenos Aires has helped Argentine electronics manufacturer BGH restructure a US$48 million aggregate debt pile with 12 banks.
A US entity has threatened Argentina with a US$200 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim over electricity tariffs, while Colombia has been put on notice of a treaty dispute over the use of the “.CO” domain name.
Ferrere (Bolivia)and Beccar Varelain Buenos Aires have helped Unilever acquire the home- and personal-care business of Bolivian company Astrix.
Argentina’s Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani has made new partners by hiring two senior legal counsel from holding company Werthein to boost its M&A and corporate offering.