Mercedes distributor continues LatAm expansion

Morrisons & Forrester LLP in New York, Pérez Bustamante & Ponce in Quito and Guyer & Regules in Montevideo have helped British car retailer and distributor Inchcape acquire Uruguay and Ecuador’s Mercedes-Benz trader, Autolider.

Brazil’s XP raises US$2.25 billion in New York IPO
Goldman Sachs makes largest Mexican fintech loan

Graña y Montero withdraws ICSID claim after prosecutor’s deal

A Peruvian construction group has withdrawn a US$300 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Peru over a gas pipeline project that collapsed in the wake of the Odebrecht corruption scandal – after reaching a deal with the country’s prosecutors.

Four firms steer real estate loan in Mexico
Levi Strauss expands in the Andean region


Aviation restructuring has become more common and Latin America is no exception. Lawyers from Brazil and the Dominican Republic share their experiences from recent cases and identify room for improvement in a sector hit by several recent collapses in the region.

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.


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

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

Survival techniques
Defying expectations

Time for unions to modernise, says UNI Global Union president

Digital platforms like WhatsApp have transformed the way workers – and societies – communicate. Now it’s time unions embrace new technology and hit the reset button on a system that is failing to engage with younger workers, according to Ruben Cortiña, president of UNI Global Union.

Brazil returns to the foreground for M&A ahead of 2020, say bankers
Private equity landscape is dynamic, but investors still face risks


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