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

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

05 June 2018

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

22 May 2018

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.

Berkemeyer backs entrepreneurship scheme with pro bono support

22 May 2018

BKM | Berkemeyer has signed a deal with the Paraguayan ministry of industry and trade to provide free legal assistance to small and medium businesses.

Antitrust leniency fight divides Colombia from regional body

Antitrust leniency fight divides Colombia from regional body

17 May 2018

The General Secretariat of the Andean Community should close its investigation into an alleged soft paper cartel and not fine companies that already have been granted leniency in its member countries, Colombia’s antitrust authority has said.

Peroni Sosa partner elected Paraguay-Brazil chamber of commerce secretary

Peroni Sosa partner elected Paraguay-Brazil chamber of commerce secretary

06 April 2018

A Peroni, Sosa, Tellechea, Burt & Narvaja name partner has been elected secretary of Paraguay’s chamber of commerce with its most important trading partner Brazil.

Ferrere behind hospital construction in Paraguay

26 March 2018

Ferrere (Paraguay) has helped state-owned pension fund Instituto de Previsión Social (IPS) authorise a public tender for the construction of four hospitals.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Paraguay

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Paraguay

26 March 2018

Of the eight firms listed in the Paraguayan chapter of the Latin Lawyer 250, the largest is BKM | Berkemeyer with 43 lawyers, which is closely followed by Estudio Jurídico Gross Brown.

Berkemeyer, Gross Brown, Vouga and Olmedo in landmark Paraguayan PPP financing

Berkemeyer, Gross Brown, Vouga and Olmedo in landmark Paraguayan PPP financing

06 March 2018

BKM | Berkemeyer has helped the joint venture company building Paraguay’s first public private partnership (PPP) project, Rutas del Este, obtain a bridge loan worth US$50 million.

Chinese agribusiness deal closes in South America

05 March 2018

DLA Piper LLP in Hamburg, Paris and Amsterdam has acted as lead counsel to Chinese state-owned agrochemicals company Syngenta in its acquisition of Nidera Seeds from Chinese state-owned grains trader COFCO International.

LatAm states to recognise same-sex marriage after court ruling

LatAm states to recognise same-sex marriage after court ruling

18 January 2018

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) has passed down a landmark advisory opinion to member states of the Organisation of American States (OAS), obliging them to formally recognise same-sex marriages and allow transgender people to officially change their name and sex.