Five Baker McKenzie LLP offices and Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause in Montevideo have helped consortium Grupo Vía Central, led by Spanish constructor Sacyr, obtain the largest project financing ever in Uruguay – worth US$855 million – to fund a public-private partnership (PPP) railway project connecting Montevideo and Paso de los Toros.
Morrison & Foerster LLP has bolstered its recently launched Latin America group by hiring a finance partner from Clifford Chance LLP.
Clifford Chance LLP in New York and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in São Paulo have helped paper manufacturer Klabin obtain a US$800 million A/B credit facility from the IDB and the IFC.
Nicholson y Cano Abogados has helped Argentine agribusiness Ledesma obtain a US$90 million loan and repurchase bonds.
Four White & Case LLP offices and BKM | Berkemeyer in Asunción have helped consortium Rutas del Este – formed by Spanish construction company Sacyr and local counterpart Ocho – obtain a US$658 million hybrid financing for Paraguay’s first ever public-private partnership (PPP).
Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima has helped logistics company Impala Terminals Perú obtain a loan.
Clifford Chance LLP in New York and São Paulo and Garrigues (Peru) have helped a special purpose vehicle (SPV) obtain project finance worth US$563 million to fund Consortium Nuevo Metro de Lima’s construction of a second metro line in Peru’s capital.
Clifford Chance LLP in several cities has helped Autopistas Urabá obtain US$650 million in dual-currency financing for its 4G toll road in Colombia.
Hogan Lovells LLP in New York and São Paulo and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in São Paulo have helped Brazilian insurance company BB Seguros and the Republic of Brazil sell their shares in Brazil’s largest reinsurance company, IRB Brasil Resseguros, for some 7.4 billion reais (US$2 billion).
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.