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 109 debt transactions in Brazil between May and June, worth a combined US$19.9 billion
Colombian infrastructure concession Vial Unión del Sur has hired Jones Day in New York and Madrid, Noboa Peña Torres & Asociados in Quito and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá to finance a toll road project between Colombia and Ecuador with a US$575 million loan.
Jones Day in New York and São Paulo and Stocche Forbes Advogados in São Paulo have helped French energy conglomerate Engie obtain finance worth US$8.7 billion to conclude its acquisition of Brazil’s largest gas pipeline company TAG after a critical Supreme Court ruling.
Eighteen international law firms and 39 Brazilian outfits have helped steer 56 M&A deals that were announced, signed or closed in January and February, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest research.
A slew of law firms are working on Petrobras’ US$8.6 billion sale of gas pipeline company TAG to a consortium formed by French energy company Engie and Canadian fund CDPQ, in what is thought to be the largest privatisation ever in Brazil.
Latin Lawyer announced the winners of its 13th annual Deal of the Year Awards at a charity dinner in São Paulo last night, in the presence of 240 leading names of the Latin American legal community.
Jones Day in Miami and Washington, DC, and Vouga Abogados in Asunción have helped Paraguayan energy company Copetrol obtain a US$130 million loan to partly fund its acquisition of Petrobras' downstream assets in the country.
Nicholas Rodríguez, a partner at Jones Day, who focuses on cross-border M&A, joint ventures and corporate matters in Latin America, says representations and warranties insurance is primed for use across the region.
The results from LACCA’s Thought Leaders 2019 reveal some of Latin America’s leading private practice lawyers as voted for by in-house counsel.