The ramifications of Operation Car Wash in Latin America have made successor liability one of the key aspects to consider when buying or selling in the region, making intensive due diligence top on the to-do list for M&A deals, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s ninth annual M&A conference in São Paulo last week.
Paul Hastings LLP in New York and Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá have advised two Colombian subsidiaries of EnfraGen – part of the Glenfarne Group – on their purchase of energy supplier Zona Franca Celsia.
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.
The governments of Mercosur’s member states have been vocal advocates of modernising the restrictive economic alliance. Esteban Rópolo of Baker McKenzie (Argentina) and Marcelle Silbiger of Trench Rossi Watanabe in Brazil explain what stands in the way.
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.
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
The FBI’s Brazilian office has asked the US Department of Justice (DOJ) for extra resources to handle requests for information from local authorities, according to a senior official. By Will Neal
- Clifford Chance LLP
- DLA Piper LLP
- Greenberg Traurig LLP
- Haynes and Boone LLP
- Hogan Lovells LLP
- Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
- Jones Day
- Maples Group
- Norton Rose Fulbright
- Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
- Proskauer Rose LLP
- Sequor Law
- Uría Menéndez
These firms have professional notices in the Latin Lawyer 250