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Greenberg poaches Hogan Lovells finance partner

Greenberg poaches Hogan Lovells finance partner

19 August 2019

Greenberg Traurig LLP's New York office has hired a Chilean native as partner for its Latin American practice from Hogan Lovells LLP.

Paul Hastings lawyer joins former teammate at Vinson & Elkins

Paul Hastings lawyer joins former teammate at Vinson & Elkins

19 August 2019

Vinson & Elkins LLP has hired a Latin America-focused arbitration associate as counsel from Paul Hastings LLP’s New York office.

Avianca’s FCPA disclosure puts spotlight on aviation industry

19 August 2019

Colombia’s national airline has become the latest company in the aviation industry to report possible foreign bribery violations.

BR Distribuidora goes private after US$2.2 billion Petrobras issuance

BR Distribuidora goes private after US$2.2 billion Petrobras issuance

16 August 2019

Linklaters in New York and São Paulo and Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo have helped Petrobras sell its controlling stake in fuel retailer BR Distribuidora as privatisations gain momentum in Brazil.

Panama sovereign debt tap breaks coupon records

Panama sovereign debt tap breaks coupon records

16 August 2019

Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC and Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán in Panama City have helped Panama issue US$2 billion in sovereign bonds, with one 40-year tranche achieving an interest rate below 4% for the first time.

Cemig reduces stake in Light

Cemig reduces stake in Light

15 August 2019

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados in São Paulo and Belo Horizonte has helped state-owned electricity company Cemig reduce its stake in Rio de Janeiro electricity company Light as part of a larger US$665 million transaction.

More firms confirm role in Asterion-Telefónica deal

More firms confirm role in Asterion-Telefónica deal

15 August 2019

Argentine, Chilean, Mexican and Peruvian firms have landed roles in the closing of Spanish investment manager Asterion’s global data centre deal with Telefónica and the associated acquisition loan.

El Salvador raises US$1.1 billion in first offering under new president

El Salvador raises US$1.1 billion in first offering under new president

14 August 2019

Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC and New York and Consortium Legal (El Salvador) have helped El Salvador issue sovereign bonds worth US$1.1 billion, receiving the country’s lowest interest rate ever for a long-term issuance.

Brazilian court clears GSK/Pfizer divestiture

Brazilian court clears GSK/Pfizer divestiture

14 August 2019

A federal judge in Brazil has reportedly approved Pfizer's sale of assets to Aspen Pharmacare, ending a suspension caused by lack of quorum at the country’s competition watchdog. 

Nicaraguan bank gets US$100 million landmark loan

14 August 2019

Hogan Lovells LLP in New York and Arias (Nicaragua) have helped Nicaraguan bank Lafise Bancentro obtain a US$100 million loan.