Two partners have left Stocche Forbes Advogados and Pereira Neto | Macedo Advogados to set up a firm focused on white-collar crime in São Paulo.
Hot on the heels of the Colombian airline Avianca, Latin America’s largest passenger airline LATAM has also become a US “bankruptcy tourist” - and has filed recognition proceedings in Chile and Colombia, as well as a parallel process in Peru.
US events company Live Nation has filed an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) case over its termination of a US$462 million deal to acquire a majority stake in a leading Mexican promoter, after it raised concerns about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the business.
A former partner of Brazilian Latin Lawyer 250 firm Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados has left to launch a capital markets boutique in São Paulo.
Hogan Lovells LLP in Washington, DC, and Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá have helped the International Finance Corporation (IFC) provide a US$100 million financing to Colombia’s Banco Davivienda, which will use the loan to help alleviate economic damage caused by the covid-19 pandemic in Colombia.
Latin Lawyer recorded 11 debt capital markets deals in Central America, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay, with a total combined value of approximately US$7.1 billion.
Latin Lawyer gathered data on debt capital markets activity across Latin America during 2019. Here, we present our findings for Mexico.
Latin Lawyer recorded 41 debt capital markets deals in Mexico from July to December, with a total combined value of approximately US$3 billion.
Even after the spread of covid-19 has peaked, it is likely the world will be a very different place to what it once was. In the legal industry, the pandemic has led to changes in how law firms serve their clients that may well endure beyond the crisis. Some of these changes were in the air before covid-19, but now they seem more necessary than ever, finds Jaime Fernández Madero of Fernández Madero Consulting.
Latin Lawyer speaks to Francisco Orrego and Carolina Plaza, the president and chief executive officer of Chile’s first disputes fund, Hakamana.