It’s information overload for legal teams at the moment, who are being inundated with guidance from external counsel on how to handle operations amid the covid-19 crisis. As governments race to push through fresh legislation each day, Latin Lawyer finds out how law firms are communicating with clients during this unprecedented time, and what in-house counsel say is and isn’t appealing.
Latin Lawyer Elite firm Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi has helped the Argentine Ministry of Health implement a project to raise funds and strengthen local hospitals by providing equipment to fight the covid-19 pandemic.
Beccar Varela has strengthened its litigation and white-collar crime practices by promoting two senior associates to partner.
After the outbreak of covid-19, Argentina’s decision to delay presenting bondholders with an offer to restructure billions of its international debt did not come as a surprise to many. But local lawyers think the country must urgently take the bull by the horns if it wants to maintain access to international capital markets.
Rattagan Macchiavello Arocena in Buenos Aires and Dentons Canada in Toronto has helped Canadian mining company Cerrado Gold acquire the entire stake in a gold and silver mine in southern Argentina for US$47 million.
Latin Lawyer Elite firms have each carved out their own paths towards excellence and demonstrate unique areas of strength. Here, we announce this year’s Elite.
Covid-19 landed in Latin America on 26 February, bringing with it an onslaught of labour and employment issues for the region’s companies and workers. Latin America’s top labour lawyers are now advising their clients on how to handle their workforces in the wake of the crisis, as the evolving outbreak presents unique employment issues for businesses.
The covid-19 crisis is unprecedented, spreading across the globe with unforeseeable consequences for people’s lives and the global economy. As markets across the world adapt to operate under strain, Luís Bulcão Pinheiro talks to M&A partners to find out how deal-making is faring in the era of covid-19.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and Estudio O’Farrell Abogados in Buenos Aires have helped Argentine power company YPF Luz obtain a US$30 million cross-border loan for a power project.
Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi has helped Argentine energy company Genneia issue US$500 million in green bonds.