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.
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston and Ferrere (Bolivia) have helped Phoenix Tower International (PTI) enter an agreement to acquire 600 wireless communication towers in Bolivia for US$100 million.
Latin Lawyer is delighted to present its Lifetime Achievement Awards to Ronaldo Veirano, founding partner of Brazil’s Veirano Advogados, and Fernando Aguirre, senior partner at Bolivian firm Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil.
Bolivia’s Bufete Aguirre has completely merged with Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa almost a year after the two firms announced an initial tie-up between their IP practices.
Bolivian firms Bufete Aguirre Soc Civ and Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa have integrated their intellectual property practices in what is thought to be one of the first law firm mergers in the country.
Bolivian firm Bufete Aguirre Soc Civ has helped power provider Hidroelectrica Boliviana obtain a US$43 million loan to refinance debt.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP’s São Paulo, New York and London offices have helped Bolivia issue sovereign bonds worth US$1 billion, in the country’s first debt issue since 2013.
Santa Cruz-based Indacochea & Asociados has promoted a female labour associate to partner, establishing a rare 50-50 gender ratio at partnership level.
The Bolivian electorate’s decision to deny President Evo Morales a fourth term in office is good for democracy, agree lawyers, but many predict troubled times ahead as corruption and economic decline take their toll after more than a decade of strong growth.
Bufete Aguirre Soc Civ has helped French development agency AFD grant Bolivian state utilities company ENDE a loan worth US$67 million for the construction of a solar plant in the western department of Oruro.