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Changes to Latin Lawyer news submissions

17 December 2018

From the start of January 2019, we are changing the way we collect deal submissions. The new process is designed to speed up our reporting on transactions, allow for a broader coverage of deals via monthly round ups and provide readers with a better analysis of who is doing what in the market. In turn, this will deepen and improve our research for the Latin Lawyer 250 and LACCA’s annual list of Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies.

Owens-Illinois snaps up Central American glassmaker

29 November 2018

Linklaters in New York and four offices of Aguilar Castillo Love have helped US glassmaker Owens-Illinois acquire a minority stake in counterpart Empresas Comegua.

BLP makes three new partners in Costa Rica

BLP makes three new partners in Costa Rica

22 November 2018

BLP (Costa Rica) has strengthened its general corporate practice by promoting three lawyers specialising in free trade zones, real estate and compliance.

Chile’s PPU and Morales & Besa top Spanish America debt capital markets tables

Chile’s PPU and Morales & Besa top Spanish America debt capital markets tables

07 November 2018

Chilean law firms Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Chile) and Morales & Besa helped Latin American companies raise the largest sums in debt capital markets transactions that took place outside Brazil between July and September, while Clifford Chance LLP, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP were the international firms that closed the highest number of debt issuances.

Last chance to get early-rate tickets for LL Tax Summit

Last chance to get early-rate tickets for LL Tax Summit

26 October 2018

The chance to purchase discount tickets for the Latin Lawyer Live 3rd Annual Tax conference ends today.

Transfer-pricing panel at LL Tax Summit gets senior in-house speakers

Transfer-pricing panel at LL Tax Summit gets senior in-house speakers

19 October 2018

Tax heads from Chilean airliner LATAM, food service group Compass, logistics provider Crowley and scaffolding supplier AT-PAC will discuss transfer pricing and customs duties in a panel moderated by a top DLA Piper LLP economist at the Latin Lawyer Live 3rd Annual Tax summit next month.

Big Four accountancies join multinational companies at Latin Lawyer 3rd Annual Tax

Big Four accountancies join multinational companies at Latin Lawyer 3rd Annual Tax

15 October 2018

KPMG and PwC alongside multinational companies like US scaffolding maker AT-PAC, UK food services supplier Compass, marine solutions provider Crowley Maritime and aircraft operator LATAM will send senior representatives to speak at the Latin Lawyer Live 3rd Annual Tax summit, which will be held at The Betsy on Thursday 8 November in Miami Beach.

Florida University professor to keynote Latin Lawyer 3rd Annual Tax summit

Florida University professor to keynote Latin Lawyer 3rd Annual Tax summit

08 October 2018

Yariv Brauner, a professor of international tax law at the University of Florida, will deliver the keynote speech at the Latin Lawyer Live 3rd Annual Tax summit, which will be held at The Betsy on Thursday 8 November in Miami Beach.

Nestlé acquires Ecuador’s Terrafertil in landmark multijurisdictional deal

Nestlé acquires Ecuador’s Terrafertil in landmark multijurisdictional deal

27 September 2018

White & Case LLP in New York and CorralRosales in Quito have helped Nestlé acquire a majority stake in Ecuadorean organic foods producer Terrafertil, in what is thought to be the largest M&A in Ecuador and the largest transaction in Latin America's health foods industry in 2018.

Costa Rica defeats arbitration claim over environmental measures

Costa Rica defeats arbitration claim over environmental measures

21 September 2018

A Dominican Republic–Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) tribunal has dismissed a US$100 million claim by a group of US real estate investors against Costa Rica after finding that measures taken by state authorities to protect wetlands and forests were not arbitrary or in breach of domestic or international law.