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 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 & 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.