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Latin Lawyer debt capital markets league table: January-June

Latin Lawyer debt capital markets league table: January-June

21 August 2019

Some 107 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise nearly US$90 billion through 366 debt capital markets deals between January and June of this year, according to Latin Lawyer's data.

Debt capital markets report Spanish-speaking LatAm: March-April

Debt capital markets report Spanish-speaking LatAm: March-April

21 August 2019

Latin Lawyer recorded 47 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$11.7 billion.

Avianca’s FCPA disclosure puts spotlight on aviation industry

19 August 2019

Colombia’s national airline has become the latest company in the aviation industry to report possible foreign bribery violations.

Colombian antitrust regulator fines Uber for obstruction

Colombian antitrust regulator fines Uber for obstruction

15 August 2019

Colombia’s antitrust watchdog has said it will fine ride-hailing company Uber Technologies nearly €550,000 (US$613,000), along with smaller fines on three executives, for allegedly obstructing a search in 2017.

IDB Invest underwrites sustainability bonds in Colombia

15 August 2019

Colombian law firm Gómez-Pinzón has helped IDB Invest underwrite sustainability bonds worth US$200 million issued by local bank Bancolombia.

Cannabis company blazes a trail in Canada

13 August 2019

Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas in Colombia has helped Canada’s Avicanna, a cannabis research company, list on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).

Toll road financing draws Colombian and Ecuadorian counsel

06 August 2019

Colombian infrastructure concession Vial Unión del Sur has hired Jones Day in New York and Madrid, Noboa Peña Torres & Asociados in Quito and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá to finance a toll road project between Colombia and Ecuador with a US$575 million loan.

Spanish and LatAm firms launch Velae Legal Group

Spanish and LatAm firms launch Velae Legal Group

30 July 2019

Spanish law firm DJV-Estrada-Azcona has launched an international legal group together with four Latin American outfits from Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Peru, including Latin Lawyer 250-listed IP boutique Becerril, Coca & Becerril SC.

CMS Rodríguez-Azuero helps complete La Serrezuela centre in Cartagena

29 July 2019

Colombian law firm CMS Rodríguez-Azuero has helped the shopping and cultural centre Plaza de La Serrezuela complete its reconstruction in Cartagena, worth US$105 million.

All claims dismissed in Colombia-Ecuador telecoms arbitration dispute

All claims dismissed in Colombia-Ecuador telecoms arbitration dispute

25 July 2019

A Quito-seated tribunal has dismissed claims by both sides in a US$39 million joint venture dispute between Colombian and Ecuadorean state-owned telecoms companies that also gave rise to the threat of a treaty claim.