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Holland & Knight adds partners and creates a Venezuela Focus Team

Holland & Knight adds partners and creates a Venezuela Focus Team

21 February 2019

Holland & Knight LLP has created a Venezuela Focus Team to help clients that want to do business in the country and promoted three lawyers to partner in Mexico City and Miami.

Three firms seal the deal for Emirati manufacturer entering LatAm

19 February 2019

DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán in Bogotá has helped Dubai-based food packaging manufacturer Taghleef acquire Colombian counterpart Biofilm.

PPU and Posse Herrera Ruiz aid Colombian glass joint venture

19 February 2019

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia) has helped glass manufacturer Tecnoglass acquire a minority stake in a Colombian subsidiary of French manufacturing group Saint-Gobain.

Éxito adds shopping centres to real estate trust in Colombia

19 February 2019

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia) has advised a fund owned by Bancolombia during the capitalisation of assets worth 153 billion Colombian pesos (US$48.9 million) in a real estate trust it shares with South American retail group Éxito.

Arbitration panel in place for Colombia bank claim

15 February 2019

UK arbitrator John Beechey has been appointed to chair a US$330 million treaty case brought against Colombia at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) by the former owners of a nationalised bank, as a related International Centre for the Settlement of International Disputes (ICSID) case gets underway.

Québec investor snaps up stake in Sura asset manager

Québec investor snaps up stake in Sura asset manager

08 February 2019

Canadian institutional investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has bought a minority stake in Grupo Sura’s asset management arm for US$247 million in a deal that drew counsel from seven firms.

Colombian watchdog forces Facebook to bulk up security

07 February 2019

Colombia’s Superintendency of Industry and Commerce has passed an order that forces Facebook to introduce a series of security measures to protect Colombian citizens’ data.

Sprawling Glencore loan deal draws LatAm counsel

05 February 2019

Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich, Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá and Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima have helped HSBC, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Citibank and Deutsche Bank provide a multibillion-dollar loan to Anglo-Swiss commodities trader Glencore.

Brigard Urrutia promotes across four practices

Brigard Urrutia promotes across four practices

31 January 2019

Colombia’s Brigard Urrutia has promoted four lawyers to partner, strengthening its tax, infrastructure, energy and finance groups.

The scene is set

The scene is set

25 January 2019

From the determined strength of pro bono coordinators to the collaborative efforts of law firms (played out increasingly across borders), the results of our annual pro bono survey demonstrate how pro bono is weaved into the fabric of Latin America’s legal market. The work being done around the region showcases the outstanding achievements of lawyers and clearing houses working together. Now, the challenge is to engage even more lawyers in the fight to bring access to justice to all.