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Latin Lawyer announces International Lawyer of the Year Award
Latin Lawyer announces International Lawyer of the Year Award

Latin Lawyer announces International Lawyer of the Year Award

24 February 2020

Latin Lawyer is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s International Lawyer of the Year Award: Andrew Levine of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

Cogna Educação raises 2.55 billion reais in landmark follow-on
Cogna Educação raises 2.55 billion reais in landmark follow-on

Cogna Educação raises 2.55 billion reais in landmark follow-on

24 February 2020

Brazilian education group Cogna has hired Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in São Paulo and New York and Brazil’s Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados to raise 2.55 billion reais (US$615 million) in a follow-on offering, marking the largest ever equity transaction in Brazil’s education sector.

Chinese investor threatens Ecuador over stalled mining project
Chinese investor threatens Ecuador over stalled mining project

Chinese investor threatens Ecuador over stalled mining project

24 February 2020

A Chinese mining company has threatened Ecuador with a US$480 million treaty claim after its gold and silver project was hit by protests from community activists and its operations halted under a local court order.

Chubb snaps up Chilean insurers
Chubb snaps up Chilean insurers

Chubb snaps up Chilean insurers

24 February 2020

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York and Washington, DC, and Chile’s Prieto have helped Swiss insurance company Chubb buy two Chilean counterparts.

Eletrobras taps markets for US$1.25 billion
Eletrobras taps markets for US$1.25 billion

Eletrobras taps markets for US$1.25 billion

24 February 2020

Three Clifford Chance LLP offices and Brazil’s Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados have helped state-owned power company Eletrobras issue bonds worth US$1.25 billion.

Multiple firms in Uruguayan wind farm acquisition
Multiple firms in Uruguayan wind farm acquisition

Multiple firms in Uruguayan wind farm acquisition

24 February 2020

Hughes & Hughes in Montevideo has helped Dutch infrastructure company DIF Capital Partners buy a wind farm in Uruguay.

Arias hires Consortium partner in Costa Rica
Arias hires Consortium partner in Costa Rica

Arias hires Consortium partner in Costa Rica

21 February 2020

Arias (Costa Rica) has hired the former co-head of Consortium Legal (Costa Rica)’s labour practice to lead its efforts in that field.

Four firms ink Nike sale in Brazil
Four firms ink Nike sale in Brazil

Four firms ink Nike sale in Brazil

21 February 2020

Brazil’s Grupo SBF has hired Baker McKenzie LLP in Dallas and New York and Trench Rossi Watanabe in São Paulo to buy sports retailer Nike’s Brazilian operations, in a deal worth 900 million reais (US$213 million).

Australian explosives manufacturer expands LatAm presence
Australian explosives manufacturer expands LatAm presence

Australian explosives manufacturer expands LatAm presence

21 February 2020

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria (Peru) has helped Australia’s Orica Mining acquire industrial explosives company Exsa for US$203 million.

YPF gets international financing for wind farm
YPF gets international financing for wind farm

YPF gets international financing for wind farm

21 February 2020

Paul Hastings LLP in New York and Argentina’s Martínez de Hoz & Rueda have helped state-owned YPF’s power generation division obtain a US$150 million project financing for a wind power project.