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Sudameris snaps up BBVA operation in Paraguay
Sudameris snaps up BBVA operation in Paraguay

Sudameris snaps up BBVA operation in Paraguay

02 September 2019

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.

A reformed Mercosur? Don’t hold your breath
A reformed Mercosur? Don’t hold your breath

A reformed Mercosur? Don’t hold your breath

02 September 2019

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.

Who are LACCA’s Approved lawyers of 2020?
Who are LACCA’s Approved lawyers of 2020?

Who are LACCA’s Approved lawyers of 2020?

28 August 2019

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.  

Latin Lawyer debt capital markets league table: January-June
Latin Lawyer debt capital markets league table: January-June

Latin Lawyer debt capital markets league table: January-June

21 August 2019

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.

Debt capital markets report Spanish-speaking LatAm: May-June
Debt capital markets report Spanish-speaking LatAm: May-June

Debt capital markets report Spanish-speaking LatAm: May-June

21 August 2019

Latin Lawyer recorded 53 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$18.7 billion.

FMO ups stake in Paraguay’s Sudameris
FMO ups stake in Paraguay’s Sudameris

FMO ups stake in Paraguay’s Sudameris

22 July 2019

Ferrere (Paraguay) in Asunción have helped Dutch development bank FMO acquire additional equity in Paraguayan bank Sudameris.

Paraguay finally embraces digital bookkeeping
Paraguay finally embraces digital bookkeeping

Paraguay finally embraces digital bookkeeping

26 June 2019

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).

Paraguayan bank obtains IFC credit line
Paraguayan bank obtains IFC credit line

Paraguayan bank obtains IFC credit line

17 June 2019

BKM | Berkemeyer has helped Paraguay’s Banco Contintental obtain a US$100 million loan to broaden its lending portfolio.

Car Wash investigation’s legacy is driving cooperation in the Americas
Car Wash investigation’s legacy is driving cooperation in the Americas

Car Wash investigation’s legacy is driving cooperation in the Americas

12 June 2019

Rising enforcement and increasing cooperation in Latin America means the US authorities are taking a back seat in investigations on the continent. 

Paraguayan toll road builder gets US$732 million in project finance
Paraguayan toll road builder gets US$732 million in project finance

Paraguayan toll road builder gets US$732 million in project finance

05 June 2019

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.