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Brazil’s Chalfin Goldberg hires two and opens corporate practice
Brazil’s Chalfin Goldberg hires two and opens corporate practice

Brazil’s Chalfin Goldberg hires two and opens corporate practice

27 March 2020

Brazilian Latin Lawyer National firm Chalfin, Goldberg, Vainboim & Fichtner Advogados Associados has hired a partner to establish a corporate department and a second practitioner to strengthen its insurance and data protection practices.

Baker McKenzie behind Japanese water sale in Chile
Baker McKenzie behind Japanese water sale in Chile

Baker McKenzie behind Japanese water sale in Chile

27 March 2020

Baker McKenzie LLP in Tokyo and Santiago has helped state-controlled company Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) sell its stake in Chilean water utility company Aguas Nuevas through an auction.

Willkie Farr bolsters LatAm team with Skadden hire
Willkie Farr bolsters LatAm team with Skadden hire

Willkie Farr bolsters LatAm team with Skadden hire

26 March 2020

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has hired a corporate and finance lawyer from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP as partner, strengthening its Latin America group in Washington, DC.

UK court recognises Brazilian insolvency of dissolved Schahin company
UK court recognises Brazilian insolvency of dissolved Schahin company

UK court recognises Brazilian insolvency of dissolved Schahin company

26 March 2020

The dissolved English subsidiary of bankrupt Brazilian conglomerate Schahin Group has had its Brazilian insolvency recognised in England under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations. By Teodor Teofilov.

Several firms in Ecuador’s first diversified payment rights programme
Several firms in Ecuador’s first diversified payment rights programme

Several firms in Ecuador’s first diversified payment rights programme

26 March 2020

Hogan Lovells LLP in New York and Ferrere (Ecuador) have helped Ecuador’s Banco del Pacífico set up the country’s first-ever securitisation programme for diversified payment rights.

Univision sells majority stake to US investors
Univision sells majority stake to US investors

Univision sells majority stake to US investors

26 March 2020

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York has helped US Spanish-language media company Univision divest a majority stake in the company to US investor ForgeLight and private equity company SearchLight.

Brazil's JBS faces arbitration claim over corruption
Brazil's JBS faces arbitration claim over corruption

Brazil's JBS faces arbitration claim over corruption

25 March 2020

Shareholders in Brazilian beef packer JBS have filed for arbitration with the company and the billionaire brothers who control it, seeking US$280 million in damages caused by alleged illegal activities spanning a decade.

CFE issues bonds in Taiwan and Luxembourg for US$900 million
CFE issues bonds in Taiwan and Luxembourg for US$900 million

CFE issues bonds in Taiwan and Luxembourg for US$900 million

25 March 2020

Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton LLP in New York has helped Mexico’s state-owned electricity provider Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) make a US$900 million debt offering.

Hypera snaps up US$825 million LatAm medicine portfolio
Hypera snaps up US$825 million LatAm medicine portfolio

Hypera snaps up US$825 million LatAm medicine portfolio

24 March 2020

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados in São Paulo has helped Brazilian pharmaceutical company Hypera Pharma acquire Japanese counterpart Takeda’s over-the-counter medicine portfolio for US$825 million. 

Japan’s Mitsubishi buys mining assets in Chile
Japan’s Mitsubishi buys mining assets in Chile

Japan’s Mitsubishi buys mining assets in Chile

24 March 2020

Baker McKenzie (Chile) has helped US mining investor Orion Resources and British investor Audley Capital Advisors sell a 30% stake in a copper mine in Chile’s Atacama region.