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Thompson & Knight hires from Iberdrola to boost Mexico energy practice

Thompson & Knight hires from Iberdrola to boost Mexico energy practice

19 June 2019

Thompson & Knight LLP’s Mexico City office has hired the local legal head of energy group Iberdrola as its new senior counsel.

Senior disputes partner leaves Mexico’s Von Wobeser to found boutique

14 June 2019

Marco Tulio Venegas, founding partner of Von Wobeser y Sierra SC’s litigation and arbitration department, has left the firm after 25 years of service to establish a litigation boutique.

Mexican steelmaker gets refinancing

12 June 2019

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York and Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC have helped steel company Altos Hornos de México obtain a US$575 million loan. 

White & Case steers loan to credit provider in Mexico

12 June 2019

White & Case LLP in New York and Mexico City has helped credit provider Bayport obtain a loan worth 1.5 billion Mexican pesos (US$78 million).

Mexico to tackle corruption with "all the strength” of the state

Mexico to tackle corruption with "all the strength” of the state

10 June 2019

The chief legal adviser to the Mexican president has said the country will prosecute historical cases and enforce anti-corruption laws after years of inaction. 

Mexico's antitrust regulator blocks Walmart/Cornershop deal

10 June 2019

Mexico’s competition authority has rejected Walmart’s proposed acquisition of an online grocery delivery company, in the agency’s first-ever review of a digital platform tie-up.  

Pacific Alliance firms launch fintech network

07 June 2019

Five Pacific Alliance law firms specialising in the fintech industry have launched a referral network to coordinate cross-border advice to clients from the sector.

Sweden’s IKEA to enter mainland Latin America with store in Mexico

Sweden’s IKEA to enter mainland Latin America with store in Mexico

06 June 2019

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has hired Sánchez Devanny to incorporate a company in Mexico and open its first mainland Latin American retail store in 2020.

Strategic advisor for Venezuelan opposition to keynote LL-GRR restructuring summit

Strategic advisor for Venezuelan opposition to keynote LL-GRR restructuring summit

05 June 2019

Lee Buchheit, former Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP partner and newly appointed strategic advisor to the Venezuelan opposition, will deliver the keynote at Latin Lawyer - GRR 4th Annual Restructuring Summit, which will be held on 11 July at Paul Hasting LLP’s office in New York.

SAAM buys out Boskalis in tugging venture

05 June 2019

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Demarest Advogados and Basham, Ringe y Correa, SC have helped Chilean maritime logistics company SAAM acquire Dutch counterpart Boskalis’ stake in a joint venture for US$200 million.