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Mexican leasing company taps capital markets

16 February 2018

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York has helped Mexican leasing company Unifin Financiera make two notes issuances worth a combined US$550 million.

CADE clears dairy deal amid ongoing legal battle

CADE clears dairy deal amid ongoing legal battle

15 February 2018

Brazil’s competition watchdog CADE has given the green light to French dairy company Lactalis’ purchase of Brazilian counterpart Itambé, which it purchased from milk producer Cooperativa Central dos Produtores Rurais de Minas Gerais (CCPR) with the help of BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão shortly after CCPR took back control of Itambé.

Chile’s Salmones Camanchaca completes dual IPO

Chile’s Salmones Camanchaca completes dual IPO

14 February 2018

Portaluppi, Guzmán y Bezanilla as lead Chilean counsel and Thommessen in Oslo have helped Chilean fish farming company Salmones Camanchaca raise US$108 million in an IPO made simultaneously on the Santiago and Oslo stock exchanges.

Ley family in Mexican supermarket sweep up

14 February 2018

Jones Day (Mexico) has helped US supermarket chain Safeway sell its 49% stake in Mexican counterpart Casa Ley to Mexico’s Ley family for 6.5 billion Mexican pesos (US$350 million).

Argentine IPO disappoints amid stock market jitters

Argentine IPO disappoints amid stock market jitters

13 February 2018

Argentina’s largest private sector power company Central Puerto has hired Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York, Washington, DC and Buenos Aires, and Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi in Buenos Aires to complete an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange worth US$370 million.

Clifford Chance hires LatAm capital markets lawyer from Skadden

Clifford Chance hires LatAm capital markets lawyer from Skadden

13 February 2018

Clifford Chance LLP has hired a prominent Latin American capital markets lawyer from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP as partner, emphasising the firm’s commitment to the region.

Tuna producer awaits award in Ecuador tax dispute

13 February 2018

A tribunal at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) has finished hearing a Spanish tuna fishing company’s treaty claim against Ecuador concerning the imposition of taxes in a free trade zone.

Mexico’s IEnova gets credit line

13 February 2018

Paul Hastings LLP in New York and Chicago and Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC in Mexico City have helped Mexican gas distributor IEnova obtain a US$1 billion loan.

Airport concessionaire to move ahead with claim against Peru

Airport concessionaire to move ahead with claim against Peru

12 February 2018

The holder of a concession to build and run an airport near Machu Picchu has confirmed it will bring a claim against Peru after the government announced the cancellation of the contract on national interest grounds and ended talks to resolve the dispute.

Uruguayan La Jacinta solar project issues bonds

12 February 2018

White & Case LLP in New York and Madrid and Hughes & Hughes in Montevideo have helped power operator Invenergy’s solar project issue US$65 million worth of bonds.