Work Area: Environment

Vale sheds assets with reforestation fund sale

Brazil’s KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados has helped pulp and paper maker Suzano buy reforestation investment fund (FIP) Vale Florestar for US$238 million.

26 June 2014

Slow environmental review process should “never happen again” after HidroAysén, say lawyers

After years of waiting, the HidroAysén hydroelectric project in Chile’s wild Patagonian region has been blocked by an administrative council on environmental grounds, which lawyers say should not concern developers of other projects – so long as the authorities speed up their environmental review process.

17 June 2014

Peru’s Talara refinery secures financing for modernisation drive

Clifford Chance in Washington, DC and Peru’s Miranda & Amado Abogados have helped PetroPerú obtain a US$500 million credit agreement for the modernisation of its Talara crude oil refinery in a bid to comply with tighter environmental regulations and boost production.

12 June 2014

Souza Cescon advises WWF for Amazon conservation fund

The Brazilian government, environmental groups and private investors have clubbed together to create a US$215 million fund to protect 15 per cent of the country’s Amazon reserves, in a deal that saw Souza, Cescon, Barrieu e Flesch - Advogados advise the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

30 May 2014

Baker hires environment partner in Chile to lead new practice

Baker & McKenzie (Chile) has hired a partner to head its new standalone environmental practice group, the former head of Chile’s environment ministry’s legal division.

14 April 2014

Costa Rica pushes to reduce trade barriers for “green goods”

Costa Rica's recent drive to accelerate talks on introducing tax breaks for the trade of “green goods” proves that the country is serious about sustainable development and boosting investment in renewable energy, say the country's environmental lawyers.

21 March 2014

Lanna Ribeiro steers FUNCEF’s OAS investment

Lanna Ribeiro, Carneiro de Souza & Fragoso Pires – Advogados has helped Brazilian engineering company OAS's real estate arm obtain a US$212 million investment from pension fund FUNCEF.

17 March 2014

Private equity firm buys Ashland's water assets

The New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has helped private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice pay US$1.8 billion for the water technology arm of Ashland, a construction, chemical, and petroleum company which has assets in Latin America.

10 March 2014

More firms announce partner promotions

Firms in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru and Panama have made partner promotions, including several new female appointments.

20 January 2014

CADE approves FUNCEF Odebrecht investment

Koury Lopes Advogados has advised Brazilian pension fund FUNCEF on its US$127 million investment in water treatment company Odebrecht Utilities.

17 January 2014

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