Topic: Cross-border insolvency

Several firms help Avianca land DIP-to-exit financing

Milbank in New York, Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá and Morgan & Morgan in Panama City have helped Colombian airline Avianca obtain a US$1.05 billion facility that will help it exit its existing debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing.

22 September 2021

Raízen and Biosev complete tie-up with US$1.3 billion restructuring

Brazilian sugar ethanol producer Biosev has enlisted Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados and FLH Advogados to renegotiate its debt pile of 7 billion reais (US$1.3 billion) with a syndicate of 15 lenders, to fulfil the obligations of its merger with Brazilian energy company Raízen.

14 September 2021

Mexican hotel group restructures debt in US pre-pack process

Mexican hotel operator Grupo Posadas has entered an agreement with creditors to restructure US$393 million worth of notes through a pre-packaged process in the US.

25 August 2021

Chilean car importer completes Chapter 11 restructuring

International noteholders of Chilean car importer Automotores Gildemeister have completed a debt-for-equity takeover of the company through a pre-packaged Chapter 11 plan approved in New York.

20 August 2021

Argentina’s largest dairy producer swerves default with bond swap

Argentina’s largest dairy company, Mastellone Hermanos, has hired Linklaters in New York and local firm Cibils, Labougle, Ibañez Abogados to swap bonds worth US$164 million with newly issued notes to restructure part of its US$200 million debt pile.

09 July 2021

Chilean bank investor gets interim protection amid restructuring

A Chilean financial holding company controlled by billionaire Alvaro Saieh has secured court protection in Delaware to fend off any potential collection attempts by foreign creditors, as it works to restructure more than US$1.8 billion in debt.

06 July 2021

Argentine province of Chaco restructures debt

The New York and Buenos Aires offices of DLA Piper LLP have helped the Argentine province of Chaco restructure US$250 million worth of foreign debt.

30 June 2021

Samarco tables US$10 billion restructuring plan

One month after securing Chapter 15 recognition in New York, Brazilian miner Samarco Mineração has proposed a judicial reorganisation plan that could see unsecured creditors take an 85% haircut on their claims.

16 June 2021

Deal of the Year Winner: Banking & Finance

Featured in 15th Annual Awards

When the covid-19 pandemic grounded the global travel industry, the subsequent financial strain caused Latin American aviation companies to drop off the radar one by one. Regional aviation group LATAM Airlines obtained a US$2.45 billion DIP financing from a group of international shareholders, creditors and lenders several months after the airline filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in New York in May 2020. This lifeline wins the banking & finance category of our Deal of the Year Awards.

24 May 2021

Chilean car importer seeks support for pre-pack restructuring

Chilean car importer Automotores Gildemeister has commenced solicitation for a pre-packaged Chapter 11 process to reduce its debt by over US$200 million, after restructuring its senior notes in 2019 and 2016.

20 April 2021

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