Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos in Santiago, Brazil’s Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, Allende & Brea in Buenos Aires and Hughes & Hughes in Montevideo have helped Canadian port operator ATCO acquire a 40% stake in Chilean logistics company Ultramar.
Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise as much as US$110 billion through more than 350 debt and equity capital markets deals during the first half of 2018, based on Latin Lawyer data.
Foreign investment fuels a huge amount of deal activity in Latin America, giving international firms, particularly those from the US and UK, a major role in transactions.
Leading law firms in Latin America and the US have had some success in increasing diversity among their rank and file, but a lack of leadership from an overwhelmingly white, male partnership in most firms is still preventing many women and lawyers from different ethic and socio-economic backgrounds from reaching the top positions, according to delegates at a diversity and inclusion conference at the New York City Bar Association earlier this week.
Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press
Anthony S Harrington
Albright Stonebridge Group
These firms have professional notices in the Latin Lawyer 250