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Blackstone buys into regional container terminal operator

Blackstone buys into regional container terminal operator

16 April 2019

US private equity firm Blackstone has hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, DC; Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega in Panama City; CMS Carey & Allende in Santiago; Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC in Mexico City and Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá to buy a stake in US investment fund FRS Capital and gain indirect control of a leading Latin American container terminal operator.

Kennedys forms associations in DR, Guatemala and Panama

10 April 2019

International law firm Kennedys has expanded its footprint in Latin America by entering three associations with local firms in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Panama.

Latin Lawyer capital markets league table 2018

Latin Lawyer capital markets league table 2018

08 April 2019

Some 150 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise more than US$200 billion through nearly 800 debt and equity capital markets deals throughout 2018, according to Latin Lawyer data.

Canadian seafood company continues LatAm expansion

04 April 2019

Morgan & Morgan in Panama City has helped Nicaraguan shrimp producer Farallon sell its business to Canadian fish farming company Cooke, which is on an expansion drive.

IDB backs SME lending in Panama

02 April 2019

Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago and São Paulo and Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez in Panama City have helped local financial institution Global Bank obtain a US$60 million credit line from IDB Invest to increase its lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Panama bank La Hipotecaria issues mortgage-backed notes

02 April 2019

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in Washington, DC, New York and Charlotte and Morgan & Morgan in Panama City have helped local bank La Hipotecaria raise US$100 million in two debt issuances.

Ecuador’s Favorita buys Grupo Rey in rare Panamanian public tender

22 March 2019

Icaza, Gonzalez Ruiz & Aleman in Panama City has helped Ecuadorian conglomerate Corporación Favorita acquire a 73% controlling interest in Panamanian supermarket chain Grupo Rey in what is understood to be the country’s first successful public tender offer in a decade.

Enel brings arbitration claim against Panama

21 March 2019

A subsidiary of Italian renewable energy company Enel has lodged an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Panama over the state’s failure to compensate it for commercial damage caused by a delay in the construction of an electricity transmission line.

Credito Real issues US$400 million in bonds

15 March 2019

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, Jones Day (Mexico) and Panamanian firm Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee have helped Mexican bank Credito Real issue US$400 million in bonds.

Pérez Alati and Shearman in most debt deals in Spanish-speaking LatAm

Pérez Alati and Shearman in most debt deals in Spanish-speaking LatAm

14 March 2019

Argentina’s Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen and international law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP advised on the most debt capital markets transactions in Spanish-speaking Latin America during November and December, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest research.