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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.

A balancing act
A balancing act

A balancing act

28 November 2019

Lawyers don’t tend to leave a career in private practice to go in-house for the money, instead they’re often after better equilibrium between their professional and personal lives. Nowadays, law firms are competing better with companies on the work–life balance they offer their associates, but how successful are their efforts?

Making it count
Making it count

Making it count

27 November 2019

Generation Y is often thought of as a tough nut for employers to crack, so it’s positive news for law firm managing partners that a good number of today’s associates have long-term ambitions at the firms they are in. But with so many lawyers having their heart set on becoming partner and only a certain number of spots available, how can firms maintain satisfaction levels among lawyers, whether they’re on the partnership track or not?

What are law firms paying associates?
What are law firms paying associates?

What are law firms paying associates?

26 November 2019

Fewer Latin American law firm associates feel positive about their salaries than they did a few years ago – and for good reason, as many pay packages are not rising above inflation. But despite meagre economic growth putting paid to increases, more associates rate their wages positively than negatively.

Do intensive due diligence to avoid successor liability, say speakers on M&A compliance
Do intensive due diligence to avoid successor liability, say speakers on M&A compliance

Do intensive due diligence to avoid successor liability, say speakers on M&A compliance

13 November 2019

The ramifications of Operation Car Wash in Latin America have made successor liability one of the key aspects to consider when buying or selling in the region, making intensive due diligence top on the to-do list for M&A deals, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s ninth annual M&A conference in São Paulo last week.

Cross-border pharma deal calls on multiple LatAm firms
Cross-border pharma deal calls on multiple LatAm firms

Cross-border pharma deal calls on multiple LatAm firms

12 November 2019

Canadian publicly owned specialty pharmaceuticals company Knight Therapeutics has hired Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg in Montréal, Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo, Ferrere (Uruguay), Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá and Beccar Varela in Buenos Aires to buy a majority stake in Uruguayan biopharmaceutical group Biotoscana, in a deal valued at 1.1 billion Brazilian reais (US$273 million).

Ferrere advises Montevideo municipality on securities deal
Ferrere advises Montevideo municipality on securities deal

Ferrere advises Montevideo municipality on securities deal

11 November 2019

Ferrere (Uruguay) has advised the municipality of Montevideo on a structured financing transaction that raised US$18 million to fund transport infrastructure, including a fleet of electric buses.

Ferrere unveils Paso de los Toros office
Ferrere unveils Paso de los Toros office

Ferrere unveils Paso de los Toros office

04 November 2019

Ferrere (Uruguay) has announced the opening of a new office in the central city of Paso de los Toros, ahead of Finnish company UPM constructing a US$3 billion pulp mill in the area.

Guyer & Regules and KPMG behind car manufacturer purchase
Guyer & Regules and KPMG behind car manufacturer purchase

Guyer & Regules and KPMG behind car manufacturer purchase

23 October 2019

Guyer & Regules in Uruguay has helped Spanish investor Two Continent Logistics acquire a stake in car assembler Nordex.