Proskauer Rose LLP in New York and São Paulo has helped GNB Sudameris’ Paraguayan branch become the largest bank in the country with the acquisition of BBVA’s local subsidiary for US$270 million.
The governments of Mercosur’s member states have been vocal advocates of modernising the restrictive economic alliance. Esteban Rópolo of Baker McKenzie (Argentina) and Marcelle Silbiger of Trench Rossi Watanabe in Brazil explain what stands in the way.
Ahead of the publication of the 2020 edition of LACCA Approved, we take a look at the results to find out who Latin America’s leading law firm partners are, as voted for by in-house counsel.
Some 107 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise nearly US$90 billion through 367 debt capital markets deals between January and June of this year, according to Latin Lawyer's data.
Latin Lawyer recorded 53 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$18.7 billion.
Ferrere (Paraguay) in Asunción have helped Dutch development bank FMO acquire additional equity in Paraguayan bank Sudameris.
A recent Paraguayan securities commission resolution that allows digital bookkeeping will make it easier for companies to issue securities and will create more opportunities for brokers and their law firms, say partner Carlos Lorenzo Codas and associate Pamela Lezcano of Ferrere (Paraguay).
BKM | Berkemeyer has helped Paraguay’s Banco Contintental obtain a US$100 million loan to broaden its lending portfolio.
Rising enforcement and increasing cooperation in Latin America means the US authorities are taking a back seat in investigations on the continent.
Gross Brown has helped a UBS-built special purpose vehicle issue US$732 million in bonds on behalf of a construction consortium to finance the Corredor Vial Bioceánico toll road in Paraguay.