Sánchez Devanny in Mexico City has helped Franco-Japanese automaker Renault-Nissan enter into a 50/50 joint-venture with German counterpart Daimler to build and operate a US$1.3 billion manufacturing plant in the central Mexican state of Aguascalientes.
With political and economic change on the horizon for many Latin American countries, 2014 was marked by a slew of strategic hires in the region’s legal markets. Whether it be Mexico’s energy reforms, Argentina’s upcoming presidential elections or Brazil’s newly elected parliament, law firms spent 2014 gearing up for what is expected to be a busy year ahead. Vincent Manancourt takes a look at some of the most memorable developments in Latin America’s legal markets over the last 12 months
Here we list 55 “Leading Lights” from our survey respondents, celebrating law firms whose efforts towards pro bono during 2013 stood out. The list consists of firms that we feel deserve to be put in the spotlight thanks to their contribution to the development of a pro bono culture in Latin America.
Sustained economic growth and unprecedented levels of foreign investment into Latin America have created vast fortunes for the families behind many of the region’s leading companies. To manage their newly made wealth and navigate tough new rules on taxation and offshore banking, the region’s rich are increasingly turning to outside counsel for help. Vincent Manancourt investigates
As Pemex’s winnings from round zero of Mexico’s energy reform are revealed and international oil companies weigh up all that is on offer in the upcoming round one tender, the chances of the next stage attracting US$50 billion of investment by 2018 are high, say lawyers.
Mexico’s Sánchez Devanny has elected Ernesto Silvas Medina to managing partner ahead of the firm’s plans to open a new office in Querétaro state before the end of the year.
Mexican firm Santamarina y Steta has opened a new regional office in the city of Querétaro, the capital of one of Mexico’s fastest growing states and home to booming auto and aviation industries.
The New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has helped private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice pay US$1.8 billion for the water technology arm of Ashland, a construction, chemical, and petroleum company which has assets in Latin America.
A snapshot of the year’s most memorable developments in Latin America’s legal markets
Mexico’s Sánchez DeVanny has hired a former associate from González Calvillo, SC, Alfonso López Lajud, as the new head of its disputes practice.