News

LatAm-backed loan improves Atlantica credit rating

21 June 2018

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in London and New York, Miranda & Amado Abogados in Lima and Santamarina y Steta in Mexico City have helped UK energy company Atlantica Yield obtain a loan worth US$215 million.

Sánchez Devanny hires Blackstone Group GC as partner

Sánchez Devanny hires Blackstone Group GC as partner

20 June 2018

Mexican firm Sánchez Devanny has hired Blackstone's Mexico City general counsel as its new real estate co-head.

Dentons’ Colombia office hires partner from Mexican firm

Dentons’ Colombia office hires partner from Mexican firm

19 June 2018

Colombian firm Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas has recruited a partner from Mexican firm Sánchez Devanny to lead its business development efforts and support multijurisdictional deals in a rare cross-border hire.

US agribusiness buys Mexican corn producer

US agribusiness buys Mexican corn producer

15 June 2018

Santamarina y Steta has helped US agribusiness Bartlett  acquire a 78% interest in Mexican company Bagalmex to gain indirect control of local counterpart Grupo Contri.  

Mexico could scrap JV competition guidelines, observers say

15 June 2018

The board of Mexico’s competition watchdog last week voted against the implementation of guidelines that would have clarified the legality of competitor collaboration, local lawyers have said.

Mexico clears Italian cable maker acquisition

Mexico clears Italian cable maker acquisition

14 June 2018

Italian cable manufacturer Prysmian Group has hired Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York and González Calvillo, SC in Mexico City to obtain Mexican antitrust clearance for its US$3 billion global merger with US counterpart General Cable.

Dutch plastic maker snaps up LatAm assets

Dutch plastic maker snaps up LatAm assets

08 June 2018

Dutch plastic solutions provider Weener Plastic Group has hired Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá, Galicia Abogados in Mexico City and Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima to acquire counterpart Proenfar from Andean private equity firm Altra Investments.

Nader Hayaux hires antitrust head and corporate of counsel

Nader Hayaux hires antitrust head and corporate of counsel

07 June 2018

Nader, Hayaux & Goebel has hired a Ramírez, Gutiérrez-Azpe, Rodríguez-Rivero y Hurtado, SC partner to lead its antitrust practice, while also welcoming the legal director of a telecoms company as its new of counsel.

Zurich snaps up assets in Latin America

06 June 2018

Swiss insurance company Zurich has made a series of investments in Latin America, buying assets in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Mijares hires environmental and white-collar head

Mijares hires environmental and white-collar head

05 June 2018

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC has hired the former general counsel of Mexico’s Federal Environmental Protection Agency (PROFEPA) to head both its environmental practice and a new branch of its global investigations group.