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Steel Hector adds Miami Counsel
Steel Hector adds Miami Counsel

Steel Hector adds Miami Counsel

01 July 2005

Florida firm Steel Hector & Davis LLP, has announced the appointment of Richard E Brodsky as Of Counsel. He joins the firm’s securities, broker-dealer and appellate litigation groups. He will also work in the corporate, securities and finance practice group.

Estudio Garrido completes Axialent stock issue
Estudio Garrido completes Axialent stock issue

Estudio Garrido completes Axialent stock issue

24 June 2005

Pan-American consulting company Axialent Inc has completed a stock issuance to international corporate and individual investors for an undisclosed amount. The deal closed on April 4.

ViaSat makes network agreement with Ufinet
ViaSat makes network agreement with Ufinet

ViaSat makes network agreement with Ufinet

31 May 2005

ViaSat Inc has signed an agreement to supply a satellite communication networking system to Spanish utility Unión Fenosa SA’s telecommunications subsidiary Unión Fenosa Telecomunicaciones SA (UFINET), and to UFINET’s subsidiaries in Latin America. The value of the deal, which closed in May, has not been disclosed.

Dominican Republic restructures debt
Dominican Republic restructures debt

Dominican Republic restructures debt

20 May 2005

The Dominican Republic has restructured around US$1.03 billion of its external debt through an exchange offer open to eligible holders of the Republic’s 2006 and 2013 bonds.

Winning the longest road
Winning the longest road

Winning the longest road

13 May 2005

The Government of Peru has awarded the first stage of the world’s largest road concession to Concesionaria Eje Vial Norte. The specially-formed tripartite consortium will operate and maintain the toll road for a period of 25 years. Initial construction and maintenance of the first leg of roadway will cost an estimated US$200 million. The decision was announced on May 5.

Chadbourne forms Hispanic practice group
Chadbourne forms Hispanic practice group

Chadbourne forms Hispanic practice group

13 May 2005

Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced the formation of a US Hispanic practice group, an expansion of its corporate, private equity and Latin America practices. The group came into operation on April 13.

Freshfields restructures dispute resolution
Freshfields restructures dispute resolution

Freshfields restructures dispute resolution

25 April 2005

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is restructuring its Latin American Dispute Resolution Group, headed by Nigel Blackaby, a partner in the firm’s Paris office. The move includes the relocation of senior associate Sylvia Noury from New York to London, and of senior associate Felipe Ossa from Paris to Madrid.

Televisa's offering beats the market
Televisa's offering beats the market

Televisa's offering beats the market

15 April 2005

Grupo Televisa, SA, the largest media company in the Spanish speaking world, has issued a US$400 million note offering. The deal closed on April 5. Grupo Televisa, a major participant in the international entertainment industry, earns the vast majority of its revenue from Latin America.

Grasty takes Chilean AMCHAM presidency
Grasty takes Chilean AMCHAM presidency

Grasty takes Chilean AMCHAM presidency

04 April 2005

Michael Grasty Cousiño, partner at law firm Grasty, Quintana, Majlis & Cía, was recently appointed president of the American Chilean Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) for a period of two years. The appointment was made on March 14.

SDE investigates Santos
SDE investigates Santos

SDE investigates Santos

04 April 2005

Brazil’s Secretariat of Economic Law has ordered an investigation into the operators of Santos, the country’s largest port facility. The secretariat has ordered the port’s management to remove a fee imposed on bonded warehouses to cover what the management described as “the security requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code”.