Allende & Brea has helped Bank of China launch a branch in Argentina.
Ahead of the publication of the 2020 edition of LACCA Approved, we take a look at the results to find out who Latin America’s leading law firm partners are, as voted for by in-house counsel.
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 47 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$11.7 billion.
Allende & Brea has helped Brazilian food processor Marfrig acquire the remaining stake in BRF's Argentine operation, Quickfood, giving it full control of the company.
Argentine firms have recorded the highest number of debt capital markets deals in January and February, making them the busiest players in Spanish-speaking Latin America for four consecutive months.
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.
Allende & Brea’s managing partner predicts a solid year for M&A deals as the firm promotes two lawyers to partner, bolstering its corporate and tax practices.
Brazilian food-processing company Marfrig has hired Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo and Allende & Brea in Buenos Aires to buy a majority stake in Quickfood from Brazilian counterpart BRF for 300 million reais (US$77 million).