Some 107 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise nearly US$90 billion through 367 debt capital markets deals between January and June of this year, according to Latin Lawyer's data.
Latin Lawyer recorded 53 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$18.7 billion.
Ferrere (Paraguay) in Asunción have helped Dutch development bank FMO acquire additional equity in Paraguayan bank Sudameris.
A recent Paraguayan securities commission resolution that allows digital bookkeeping will make it easier for companies to issue securities and will create more opportunities for brokers and their law firms, say partner Carlos Lorenzo Codas and associate Pamela Lezcano of Ferrere (Paraguay).
BKM | Berkemeyer has helped Paraguay’s Banco Contintental obtain a US$100 million loan to broaden its lending portfolio.
Some 150 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise more than US$200 billion through nearly 800 debt and equity capital markets deals throughout 2018, according to Latin Lawyer data.
Argentina’s Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen and international law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP advised on the most debt capital markets transactions in Spanish-speaking Latin America during November and December, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest research.
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Ferrere has promoted five associates to partner across its Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay offices, increasing its regional partner count to 32.
Ferrere (Paraguay) has helped Dutch development bank FMO buy its first equity stake in a Paraguayan entity, by purchasing a minority share in local financial institution Sudameris Bank.