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Brazil returns to the foreground for M&A ahead of 2020, say bankers
Brazil returns to the foreground for M&A ahead of 2020, say bankers

Brazil returns to the foreground for M&A ahead of 2020, say bankers

13 December 2019

After a troubling 2018, this year saw Brazilian M&A activity begin to return to form – with healthy projections for 2020 – but broader prospects across the region are distinctly varied, according to panellists speaking at Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual M&A conference in São Paulo.  

Argentine group gets loan to buy from Peru’s El Comercio
Argentine group gets loan to buy from Peru’s El Comercio

Argentine group gets loan to buy from Peru’s El Comercio

12 December 2019

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal in Buenos Aires and Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Peru) have helped a Peruvian subsidiary of Argentina’s Navent Group obtain acquisition financing to buy assets from Peru’s oldest newspaper, El Comercio.

Daimler rearranges corporate structure across Latin America
Daimler rearranges corporate structure across Latin America

Daimler rearranges corporate structure across Latin America

12 December 2019

Hogan Lovells LLP in Munich, New York and São Paulo and Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima have helped German carmaker Daimler revamp its Latin American operations as part of a wider corporate rejig.

Private equity landscape is dynamic, but investors still face risks
Private equity landscape is dynamic, but investors still face risks

Private equity landscape is dynamic, but investors still face risks

11 December 2019

The Latin American private equity landscape is seeing a boom in infrastructure and technology investments, but private equity funds still face challenges, namely due to political turmoil and corruption risk, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual M&A conference in São Paulo.

Peru's merger control law lacks needed reforms, lawyers complain
Peru's merger control law lacks needed reforms, lawyers complain

Peru's merger control law lacks needed reforms, lawyers complain

11 December 2019

Peru’s new merger control legislation is a “positive” change but “lacks the institutional reform required”, local lawyers have said.

Peruvian arbitrators released on appeal
Peruvian arbitrators released on appeal

Peruvian arbitrators released on appeal

10 December 2019

A Peruvian court has overturned pre-trial detention orders against eight arbitrators accused of taking bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, including one whose arrest prompted outcries from the international arbitration community.

Multiple firms agree Chilean car importer's second restructuring
Multiple firms agree Chilean car importer's second restructuring

Multiple firms agree Chilean car importer's second restructuring

10 December 2019

Chilean car importer Automotores Gildemeister has struck a deal to restructure over US$500 million of its senior notes, with counsel from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and a host of law firms throughout South America. By Jordan Fermanis.

Sacyr-led railway project obtains largest ever PPP financing in Uruguay
Sacyr-led railway project obtains largest ever PPP financing in Uruguay

Sacyr-led railway project obtains largest ever PPP financing in Uruguay

05 December 2019

Five Baker McKenzie LLP offices and Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause in Montevideo have helped consortium Grupo Vía Central, led by Spanish constructor Sacyr, obtain the largest project financing ever in Uruguay – worth US$855 million – to fund a public-private partnership (PPP) railway project connecting Montevideo and Paso de los Toros.

Cuatrecasas hires disputes head in Peru
Cuatrecasas hires disputes head in Peru

Cuatrecasas hires disputes head in Peru

02 December 2019

Iberian law firm Cuatrecasas continues to expand its newly opened office in Lima, this time hiring a partner with experience working at Peruvian Latin Lawyer 250 firms Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados and Bullard, Falla, Ezcurra + to lead its arbitration and litigation practice.

Spain’s Ezentis enlists Peruvian counsel for loan extension
Spain’s Ezentis enlists Peruvian counsel for loan extension

Spain’s Ezentis enlists Peruvian counsel for loan extension

29 November 2019

Peruvian law firm Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas has helped Spanish engineering group Ezentis extend an existing syndicated loan worth 123 million euros (US$136 million).