News

Walker Clark adds another consultant to its Latin American practice

14 March 2003

Law firm consultants Walker Clark LLC have continued the expansion of their Latin American services with the addition of Stella M Alliende as a consultant specialising in international client relations in the legal profession. She joined the firm on March 1.

CAF launches third notes programme in Spanish market

13 December 2002

International development organisation Corporación Andina De Fomento (CAF) has issued short-term notes to the value of €500 million (US$504 million) in the Spanish Fixed Income Market (Mercado AIAF de Renta Fija). The programme was cleared on November 15, and its term will expire a year from that date.

IBM buys PricewaterhouseCoopers' consulting assets

08 November 2002

International accountancy and consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers International (PW) has sold its management consulting business to International Business Machines (IBM), including all related assets in Latin America. The deal closed on October 1, and the purchase price was US$3.5 billion.

Burns Philp buys Kraft bakery subsidiary

08 November 2002

Australian food company Burns Philp and Co has bought the Latin American yeast and industrial bakery subsidiary of Kraft Foods International for US$110 million. The deal closed on October 31.

IADB and OECD competition initiative

04 October 2002

The IADB and the OECD have just established a new partnership to help

Enron/Anderson and cultural change

02 October 2002

The recent accounting scandals have thrown the spotlight on practices within the legal profession and in particular on how conflicts of interest are resolved. Professional liability insurance is virtually unknown in Latin America, and clear standard corporate governance rules are hard to come by. But, as Rachel Youngman discovers, change is underway.

US firm's new practice already busy in Latin America

24 July 2002

Chadbourne & Parke LLP has launched a new project finance workout and restructuring practice. The practice, which was announced on July 15, has already taken on several clients in Latin America

London and Madrid events show concern for future of Argentina and other Latin American countries

28 June 2002

At two recent events in Madrid and London, the enormous difficulties involved in tackling the economic problems of Argentina and other Latin American countries were discussed.

US Attorney for the Southern District of New York rejoins old firm

07 June 2002

Former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Mary Jo White has joined Debevoise & Plimpton, effective June 1.

Freshfields launches US antitrust practice

24 May 2002

Paul Yde and M J Moltenbrey have become partners of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and will launch a US antitrust practice in Washington DC. Joining them will be Alan Ryan, a competition partner who is relocating from the firm’s Brussels office.