Work Area: Environment

Stocche Forbes promotes five to partnership

Brazilian firm Stocche Forbes Advogados has announced the promotion of five associates to partner, strengthening its environmental, labour, corporate and real estate practices.

09 December 2020

First corporate bonds linked to UN development goals issued in Mexico

Kuri Breña Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar has helped Mexican real estate developer Vinte become the first issuer of Latin American corporate bonds that adhere to the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, in a deal worth 400 million pesos (US$20 million).

02 December 2020

Pinheiro Neto promotes five to partner

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has announced the promotion of five lawyers to the partnership in preparation for 2021, during which managing partner Alexandre Bertoldi believes Brazil’s economy will bounce back from a troubling year.

01 December 2020

Suzano issues more sustainability-linked notes

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in São Paulo and New York has helped Brazilian pulp and paper giant Suzano reopen previously issued sustainability-linked notes with a new offering of US$500 million.

25 November 2020

Peru threatened with arbitration over environmental fine

A cacao plantation owner has threatened to file an International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Peru after it was hit with a US$35 million fine for breaching environmental regulations.

18 November 2020

UK court blocks Brazilian dam disaster lawsuit against BHP

A UK high court has dismissed a US$6.6 billion lawsuit – the largest group claim in British legal history – against mining multinational BHP over the devastating Samarco Mineração dam collapse in 2015, which killed 19 people and created the worst environmental disaster ever in Brazil.

12 November 2020

Mattos Filho launches ESG practice

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados opened an environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) practice yesterday, making it one of the few law firms in Latin America to have a standalone practice dedicated to sustainability and social impact matters.

16 September 2020

Cleary and Skadden involved in largest ever green bond by FEMSA

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has helped Coca-Cola FEMSA issue its first green bonds on the international capital markets ­– the largest ever green issuance by a Latin American company – worth US$705 million.

07 September 2020

Morales & Besa appoints environmental director in Chile

Morales & Besa has strengthened its regulatory and environmental practice by promoting a lawyer to director.

28 July 2020

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