International

Juan Picón: 23 June 1964 – 19 June 2019

Juan Picón, global co-chair of Latham & Watkins LLP’s Latin America practice and its managing partner in Madrid, has passed away at the age of 55.

CPFL Energia completes equity offering ahead of reorganisation plans

State Grid’s CPFL Energia has hired Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo to issue shares worth 3.2 billion reais (US$829.6 million) after announcing plans to absorb its subsidiary, CPFL Renováveis.

Catching El Peje: what lawyers expect from AMLO's presidency

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is popularly known as El Peje because of his Tabasqueño accent. The nickname comes from pejelagarto (literally, fishlizard), an alligator-like fish from his native Tabasco. Much like his freshwater namesake, it’s hard to pin down what he is, so Latin Lawyer asked some of Mexico’s top lawyers for help.

Latin Lawyer Special Report: M&A and capital markets deal activity

An in-depth look at M&A and IPO transactions in Latin America and the law firms behind them.

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

State oil companies will invite more private investment, say panellists

Many Latin American national oil companies (NOCs) are increasingly willing to relinquish control of exploration and production efforts to private corporations, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 10th Annual Oil & Gas, which took place last month at the Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires.

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Chile

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Brazil

Fernando Marcondes, Ricardo Medina Salla, Marlon Shigueru Ushiro Ieiri, Adriana Regina Sarra de Deus and Juliana Yumi Shiina Morato

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Guides

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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