Barros & Errázuriz Abogados in Santiago has helped Chilean pulp and paper company CMPC establish a joint venture with German logistics company Gusco.
White & Case LLP in New York and KLA - Koury Lopes Advogados in São Paulo have helped US communications company Hughes enter a joint venture agreement with Emirati satellite operator Yahsat to improve broadband services in Brazil.
For the past two years, many UK law firms have been compelled to publicly disclose the difference between what they pay male and female lawyers. Gender pay gap reporting can be a blunt instrument, but acknowledging a problem is the first step to solving it. We consider the implications for Latin America’s legal market.
At least six firms – including outfits from Brazil, Colombia and Peru – are helping the energy arm of US private equity group Carlyle acquire up to 40% of Spanish oil and gas company Cepsa from United Arab Emirates-owned sovereign wealth fund Mubadala.
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in Hong Kong and Peru’s Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera have helped a consortium led by state-owned China Three Gorges (CTG) obtain refinancing worth US$850 million following its acquisition of the Chaglla dam.
Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, DC, and Brussels; Carey in Santiago and Aguilar Castillo Love’s offices in Tegucigalpa and San José have helped Disney obtain antitrust approval for its US$71.3 billion global merger with 21st Century Fox in Chile, Honduras and Costa Rica.
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.
In a further move to increase the fire power of its Latin American arbitration offering, White & Case LLP has hired a counsel from Allen & Overy LLP.
The acquisition of a 24% stake in Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) by Chinese Lithium miner Tianqi for US$4.1 billion involved counsel from at least 11 firms, in a deal widely billed as the largest in Chilean stock market history.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera in Lima have helped state-owned petrol company Petroperú obtain funding to modernise the Talara refinery in northern Peru.