Latham & Watkins LLP has hired two partners from Clifford Chance LLP, including that firm’s former Latin America practice co-chair Gianluca Bacchiocchi, adding firepower to its regional corporate and finance practice.
White & Case LLP in New York, Houston and Mexico City has helped US company Sempra Energy launch an offer to acquire the remaining stake in Mexican natural gas company IEnova for US$5.8 billion.
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Souza, Mello e Torres has helped the Brazilian subsidiary of multinational telecoms infrastructure company IHS Towers buy local counterpart Skysites.
Uruguayan savings and credit cooperative Proleco has hired Posadas, Posadas & Vecino to structure a financing programme to support investment in the country’s dairy sector.
US telecoms infrastructure company American Tower has hired three Allen & Overy LLP offices, Marval O'Farrell Mairal in Buenos Aires, Brazil’s Pinheiro Neto Advogados and DLA Piper LLP in Santiago and Lima to acquire the communication tower division of Telefónica’s subsidiary Telxius for US$9.4 billion.
Aguilar Castillo Love (El Salvador) has doubled its partnership by hiring a senior associate from Arias (El Salvador), which has made three new partners across its San Salvador and San José offices through promotions.
Garrigues (Chile), Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos and Fontaine & Cia Abogados have helped a local cable car concessionaire obtain a US$98 million loan.
Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas has helped fishing company Pesquera Hayduk get a US$100 million credit facility, the proceeds of which the company will use to repay existing debt.
US venture capital boutique PAG Law has strengthened its Brazil offering by appointing two new counsel, including Brazilian firm Demarest Advogados’ former New York resident partner.