Hernández & Cía Abogados in Lima has helped Peruvian oil and natural gas company Contugas get a US$355 million syndicated loan.
Morrison & Foerster LLP in New York and Garrigues (Colombia) have helped the Colombian branch of telecoms group Andean Tower Partners refinance a US$55 million credit agreement with local banking corporation Scotiabank Colpatria.
Colombia’s Castro Leiva Rendón has helped transport operator Sotramac obtain a loan worth 233 billion pesos (US$64 million) to expand Cartagena’s bus rapid transit system TransCaribe.
White & Case LLP in Miami and Mexico City and Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá have helped holding company Baru and property management group Augusta sell their shares in Colombia’s only liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility to Dutch tank storage company Vopak.
Diaz Reus & Targ LLP’s Bogotá office has promoted an associate to partner.
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.
White & Case LLP has helped credit provider Bayport’s Colombian subsidiary obtain a loan of US$150 million.
Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados in Lima; Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá; and Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos in Santiago have helped US private equity firm Carlyle obtain a loan to finance its acquisition of kids entertainment business Coney Park from Peruvian editorial group El Comercio.
Labour, employment and immigration boutique Godoy Córdoba Abogados member of Littler Global has bolstered its partnership with a promotion.
Colombia’s DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán has hired a former bankruptcy judge and promoted one of its associates, strengthening its restructuring, disputes and competition groups.