International

Dutch and French development banks lend to Argentina’s Supervielle

Norton Rose Fulbright in Washington, DC and Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno in Buenos Aires have helped Dutch development bank FMO and its French counterpart Proparco lend US$80 million to Argentine Banco Supervielle.

White & Case hires from Baker Botts and OPIC

White & Case LLP’s Washington, DC office has recruited a former Baker Botts LLP special counsel along with Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (OPIC) assistant GC to boost its Latin American project finance practice.

Big fish in small ponds

It’s no secret that many of Latin America’s largest companies remain controlled by small, concentrated groups reluctant to relinquish control, limiting these entities’ ability to tap into a bigger pool of resources through the capital markets. This status quo makes public M&A deals a rarity in the region. Christina McKeon Frutuoso considers the challenges faced by lawyers when such transactions do arise.

Tell us about your pro bono work!

Latin Lawyer and the Cyrus R Vance Center for International Justice have launched their joint annual pro bono survey. Read on to find out how to participate.

To each their own

It has become a must for major Spanish firms to make a play for Latin America, yet not all agree on the best approach. Vincent Manancourt profiles the strategies of the country's main players

Here to stay

The rise of nationalism first cast doubt on the future of investment treaties and investor-state dispute settlements in Latin America more than a decade ago. But despite international trade agreements now appearing to fall out of favour in the US, such pacts and the investment arbitration they endorse look set to stand the test of time in Latin America.

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The Guide to Corporate Crisis Management - First Edition

Introduction: Effective Crisis Management in Latin America

Sergio J Galvis, Robert J Giuffra Jr and Werner F Ahlers

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Dealing with the Challenges of Political Violence and Crime in Latin America

Jack Devine and Amanda Mattingly

The Arkin Group