Some 107 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise nearly US$90 billion through 367 debt capital markets deals between January and June of this year, according to Latin Lawyer's data.
Latin Lawyer recorded 53 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$18.7 billion.
Latin Lawyer recorded 47 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$11.7 billion.
Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez has helped Banco Aliado acquire counterpart Banco Panamá for US$210 million.
Argentine firms have recorded the highest number of debt capital markets deals in January and February, making them the busiest players in Spanish-speaking Latin America for four consecutive months.
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.
The results from LACCA’s Thought Leaders 2019 reveal some of Latin America’s leading private practice lawyers as voted for by in-house counsel.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, Jones Day (Mexico) and Panamanian firm Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee have helped Mexican bank Credito Real issue US$400 million in bonds.
Argentina’s Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen and international law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP advised on the most debt capital markets transactions in Spanish-speaking Latin America during November and December, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest research.
An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal hearing a case between US subsidiaries of Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone and Panama has refused to remove an expert witness hired by the state to give evidence on Panamanian law, where he had previously been in discussions with the claimants’ counsel about giving evidence for them.