Ufinet’s Spanish and LatAm business sold for US$2.3 billion

At least nine firms across seven Latin American jurisdictions have advised on a deal that saw private equity company Cinven sell assets belonging to telecoms provider Ufinet to two buyers, French private equity investor Antin and a fund controlled by Cinven.

Lacoste acquires full control of LatAm distribution chain

Beccar Varela’s office in Buenos Aires, Veirano Advogados in São Paulo, Carey in Santiago and Ferrere (Uruguay) have helped Lacoste buy a joint venture partner out of the clothes company’s retail and distribution business in Latin America.

Bearing down on bearer shares

Paraguay recently became one of the last countries in the Americas to pass a law eliminating bearer shares. Néstor Loizaga, managing partner of Ferrere (Paraguay), explains what the legislation means for the country

Making an impact

Clearing houses across the region are putting high-impact projects at the top of their agenda because they can bring about systemic change. Rosie Cresswell asks how law firms can maximise the results of their pro bono projects

Colombia's 4G attracts big names despite flaws, say panellists

Lawyers and bankers praised Colombia's massive fourth generation (4G) infrastructure programme for bringing international sponsors and banks into the country, but criticised the contracts awarded for being overly complex at Latin Lawyer's 4th Annual Regional Project Finance Summit held in Washington, DC, two weeks ago.






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