Work Area: Environment

Prieto adds real estate and environmental counsel

Chilean law firm Prieto has boosted its real estate and environmental law practices by promoting two lawyers to counsel.

11 May 2021

Former IDB executive director joins PAG Law

US firm PAG Law has strengthened its Latin America-focused offering by hiring a former US executive director of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as partner and head of its environment, social and governance (ESG) practice.

08 March 2021

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

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