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Sale of TransCanada natural gas assets in Argentina, Chile and Brazil
Sale of TransCanada natural gas assets in Argentina, Chile and Brazil

Sale of TransCanada natural gas assets in Argentina, Chile and Brazil

23 February 2001

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz represented TotalFinaElf in the acquisition of TransCanada´s natural gas transmission assets in Argentina, Chile and Brazil in a US$ 440 million transaction.

Repsol-YPF sells 36 per cent of Trasandino pipeline to Alberta Energy
Repsol-YPF sells 36 per cent of Trasandino pipeline to Alberta Energy

Repsol-YPF sells 36 per cent of Trasandino pipeline to Alberta Energy

23 February 2001

Marval, O’Farrel & Mairal is acting as legal counsel for Canada’s Alberta Energy Co (AEC) in the purchase of 36 per cent of the stake in the Trasandino Chile-Argentina crude oil pipeline held by Spanish-Argentine oil company Repsol-YPF.

Simplified Tender Offers in Chile
Simplified Tender Offers in Chile

Simplified Tender Offers in Chile

05 January 2001

On January 5 the regulator Superintendencia de Valores y Seguros enacted general rules regulating simplified tender offers.

Discussion of derivative action in Chile
Discussion of derivative action in Chile

Discussion of derivative action in Chile

01 January 2001

January 2001: The recently approved Tender Offer and Corporate Governance Bill introduces certain issues of corporate governance issues into Chilean commercial legislation, with the purpose of bringing such legislation into line with international standards. The Bill however refers only to limited aspects of corporate governance.

Inverlink acquires Chilean pension fund administrator for US$6 million
Inverlink acquires Chilean pension fund administrator for US$6 million

Inverlink acquires Chilean pension fund administrator for US$6 million

28 December 2000

The buyers, advised by Guerrero Olivos bought Aporta Fomenta on December 28 after months of speculation.

Legislation to create new investment climate for stock market in Chile
Legislation to create new investment climate for stock market in Chile

Legislation to create new investment climate for stock market in Chile

22 December 2000

The government has approved new legislation, 'the New Law', on change of control and tender offers in companies which make public offers of their shares. The New Law will was enacted on December 20, 2000.

Amendements to the Chilean Corporations Act
Amendements to the Chilean Corporations Act

Amendements to the Chilean Corporations Act

20 December 2000

On December 20 2000, Law No. 19,705 (Act 19,705) was published in the Official Gazette. It introduces important amendments to the Corporations Act.

US$ 51 million transboundary asset swap between Chile's Sipetrol and Repsol.
US$ 51 million transboundary asset swap between Chile's Sipetrol and Repsol.

US$ 51 million transboundary asset swap between Chile's Sipetrol and Repsol.

18 December 2000

The swap contracts for the oilfield exploitation concessions in Argentina and Venezuela were signed on December 18, after the due diligence and after both companies had obtained the contractual authorisations required.

Baker Botts LLP forms Latin American environmental lawyer network
Baker Botts LLP forms Latin American environmental lawyer network

Baker Botts LLP forms Latin American environmental lawyer network

07 December 2000

On December 7, Baker Botts announced the formation of what James DeMent called, "a selective network of independent law firms for the exchange of information about environmental law in the region".

Food: Carozzi becomes Chile's biggest confectionery manufacturer
Food: Carozzi becomes Chile's biggest confectionery manufacturer

Food: Carozzi becomes Chile's biggest confectionery manufacturer

05 December 2000

The stock purchase agreement for the sale of 100 per cent of Ambrosoli, advised by Claro y Cía to Carozzi, advised by Guerrero Olivos, closed on December 5, 2000.