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

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

24 May 2019

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.

Cuatrecasas enters Peru with Payet Rey hire

Cuatrecasas enters Peru with Payet Rey hire

24 May 2019

Iberian firm Cuatrecasas has hired partner Aldo Reggiardo from Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados to lead its newly opened office in Lima as it expands its footprint across the Pacific Alliance countries.

Clean win for Venezuela in arbitration treaty claim

24 May 2019

An UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission On International Trade Law) tribunal has declined jurisdiction over a US$185 million investment treaty claim against Venezuela brought by a Spanish subsidiary of US cleaning products group Clorox – after rejecting the claimant’s attempt to remove a tribunal-appointed expert.

DLF moves into Uruguayan grain business with acquisition

24 May 2019

Simpson Grierson in New Zealand and Guyer & Regules has helped Danish company DLF Seeds in its acquisition of New Zealander counterpart PGG Wrightson for US$421 million.

M&A report Spanish-speaking LatAm: January-February 2019

M&A report Spanish-speaking LatAm: January-February 2019

23 May 2019

Peru was the busiest country for M&A transactions in Spanish-speaking Latin America during January and February, with more deals taking place there than in Mexico and Argentina combined, according to Latin Lawyer’s research.

Four firms convene for Argentine solar financing

23 May 2019

White & Case LLP’s Miami office and Argentina’s Martínez de Hoz & Rueda have helped French renewables company Neoen obtain a US$234 million loan for two solar projects.

Venezuela arbitration award confirmed as court sides with Guaidó

23 May 2019

A US court has enforced an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) award worth over US$400 million against Venezuela after finding it was bound to recognise lawyers acting for Juan Guaidó as the country’s legitimate representatives.

Bradesco acquires BAC Florida in landmark international acquisition

21 May 2019

Shearman & Sterling LLP’s offices in New York, São Paulo and Menlo Park have helped Brazilian bank Bradesco acquire US private wealth bank BAC Florida for US$500 million in what is reportedly Bradesco’s first international purchase.

Telefónica Brasil settles FCPA charges after “compliance breakdown”

21 May 2019

Telefónica Brasil has agreed to pay a US$4.1 million penalty to settle charges brought by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that the company gave soccer tickets to government officials. The officials it gave gifts to had the power to help steer business to Telefónica, the SEC said.

M&A report Brazil: January-February 2019

20 May 2019

Eighteen international law firms and 39 Brazilian outfits have helped steer 56 M&A deals that were announced, signed or closed in January and February, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest research.