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.
Chilean firm Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos has joined forces with Latin American IT solutions company Cognitiva to create a project to streamline legal processes using artificial intelligence.
Chile’s competition authority has prohibited a merger for the first time since its merger control procedure came into effect in June 2017.
In a fast-changing world, the Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2018 have shown themselves willing to take innovative steps to defend their leading positions.
Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos has helped French hotel group AccorHotels partner with Chilean investment manager Algeciras to acquire Chile’s Atton Hoteles for US$365 million.