Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York, Uría Menéndez in Madrid and Mexico’s Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC have helped Santander Spain increase its share capital in its Mexican subsidiary through an exchange offer.
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 47 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$11.7 billion.
Argentine, Chilean, Mexican and Peruvian firms have landed roles in the closing of Spanish investment manager Asterion’s global data centre deal with Telefónica and the associated acquisition loan.
Several offices from Clifford Chance LLP and Graça Couto Advogados in São Paulo have helped Spanish investment manager Asterion close the Brazilian leg of a US$616 million global data centre deal with Telefónica that involved acquisition financing at closing.
Spain’s three largest firms have published their global earnings and revealed further Latin American expansion plans.
Machado Meyer Advogados in São Paulo has helped Spanish telecoms giant Telefónica sell its data centres in Brazil to an investment management firm for US$112 million.
Peru was the busiest country for M&A transactions in Spanish-speaking Latin America during January and February, with more deals taking place there than in Mexico and Argentina combined, according to Latin Lawyer’s research.
Eighteen international law firms and 39 Brazilian outfits have helped steer 56 M&A deals that were announced, signed or closed in January and February, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest research.
DLA Piper LLP in New York and Mexico City, Cuatrecasas in Madrid and Garrigues in Mexico City have helped Mexican restaurant operator Alsea acquire Spanish counterpart Vips.