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.
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.
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.
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.
A discounted early booking rate for Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity – which takes place on Tuesday 8 October in New York – expires tomorrow.
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.
Ahead of the publication of the 2020 edition of LACCA Approved, we take a look at the results to find out who Latin America’s leading law firm partners are, as voted for by in-house counsel.
Some 107 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise nearly US$90 billion through 367 debt capital markets deals between January and June of this year, according to Latin Lawyer's data.
Latin Lawyer recorded 53 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$18.7 billion.
Latin Lawyer recorded 47 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$11.7 billion.