Work Area: Energy

Bolivia’s PPO hires legal counsel from Shell

PPO Abogados in Bolivia has strengthened its energy and natural resources department by hiring an in-house lawyer from oil company Shell as senior counsel.

27 September 2021

Fialho Salles in Brazilian greenfield transmission line project

Brazilian construction company Vale do São Francisco Sistemas de Transmissão has turned to local firm Fialho Salles Advogados to complete works on a greenfield transmission line project, which has received investments totaling 950 million reais (US$184 million).

23 September 2021

IDB Invest backs dual financing for Uruguayan power project

White & Case LLP in Miami and New York and Hughes & Hughes in Montevideo have helped a subsidiary of US company Invenergy obtain a US$67 million financing package from IDB Invest to develop transmission lines and a substation in Uruguay.

21 September 2021

Three firms in multi-currency loan for Colombian transmission line

Clifford Chance LLP in Washington, DC and New York and Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá have helped the Colombian branch of Spanish engineering company Grupo Ortiz obtain a two-tranche financing worth US$122 million to fund the construction of a transmission line.

16 September 2021

Latham & Watkins LatAm partner moves to Pillsbury

US law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has hired an energy and infrastructure partner from Latham & Watkins LLP, strengthening its Latin America group.

09 September 2021

Engie calls on Stocche Forbes to sell coal-fired power plant

Stocche Forbes has helped Engie Brasil Energia sell a coal-fired thermal power plant to investment company Diamante for 325 million reais (US$62 million).

08 September 2021

GIP buys largest private power generator in Mexico

US investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has hired six offices of Latham & Watkins LLP and Mexican firm Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC to acquire Saavi Energía from British counterpart Actis for US$275 million.

01 September 2021

Food producer BRF enters renewables JV with AES

Brazilian food giant BRF has enlisted Pinheiro Neto Advogados to form a joint venture with power company AES Brasil Energia to construct a wind farm worth 825 million reais (US$156 million).

01 September 2021

Brazil’s Gás Natural Açu raises funds for thermoelectric plant

Brazil’s Gás Natural Açu (GNA) has hired Milbank in New York and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in São Paulo to issue debentures worth 1.8 billion reais (US$347 million).

31 August 2021

Brazilian renewables company issues green debentures

Brazilian renewables company 2W Energia has turned to Lobo de Rizzo Advogados to issue green debentures worth 475 million reais (US$92 million) for the construction of a wind farm.

27 August 2021

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