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.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in São Paulo and New York has helped the Dominican Republic issue US$2.5 billion in bonds.
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.
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.
Pellerano & Herrera in Santo Domingo has helped Canadian fuel company Parkland Fuel acquire the Caribbean’s largest independent fuel company, SOL, for US$1.2 billion.
The Dominican Republic’s Pellerano & Herrera has promoted three associates to partner, strengthening key practice areas and establishing a rare partnership where more than half the top rank are women.
Juan Manuel Pellerano Gómez, the co-founder of Dominican firm Pellerano & Herrera and the first executive director of the National School of Judges, has died at the age of 91.
Chilean law firms Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Chile) and Morales & Besa helped Latin American companies raise the largest sums in debt capital markets transactions that took place outside Brazil between July and September, while Clifford Chance LLP, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP were the international firms that closed the highest number of debt issuances.
Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise as much as US$110 billion through more than 350 debt and equity capital markets deals during the first half of 2018, based on Latin Lawyer data.