Peru was the busiest country for M&A transactions in Spanish-speaking Latin America during January and February, with more deals taking place there than in Mexico and Argentina combined, according to Latin Lawyer’s research.
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.
Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos has helped US broadcaster Turner acquire Chile’s largest sport broadcaster, securing the transmission rights to the Chilean football league for the next 15 years.
Chile’s government has named former private practice lawyer and academic Ricardo Riesco as the head of the country’s competition agency.
Competition authorities in Canada and Chile have conditionally approved the merger of Linde and Praxair, requiring major asset divestments to remedy competition concerns in the domestic industrial gas supply markets.
Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos has helped Rabobank, Santander and Banco de Crédito del Perú lend US$130 million to Chilean wood products company Masisa.
Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos in Santiago, Brazil’s Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, Allende & Brea in Buenos Aires and Hughes & Hughes in Montevideo have helped Canadian port operator ATCO acquire a 40% stake in Chilean logistics company Ultramar.
Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise as much as US$110 billion through more than 350 debt and equity capital markets deals during the first half of 2018, based on Latin Lawyer data.
CMS Carey & Allende has helped Chilean salmon company AquaChile obtain a US$240 million bridge loan to acquire two local counterparts.
Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima and Guerrero Olivos in Santiago have helped a subsidiary of Chilean mining company CAP in its US$40 million majority stake acquisition of Peruvian conglomerate Calaminon.