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.
Clifford Chance LLP in New York, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP's London office and Mexican firm Nader, Hayaux & Goebel have helped Colony Capital acquire Abraaj’s Latin American investment fund a year after the UAE private equity group collapsed.
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.
Multiple international and Brazilian firms have landed a place on green bond issuances by Brazilian energy company AES Tietê and Austrian paper maker Klabin, which raised a combined US$1.5 billion in less than three weeks.
Clifford Chance LLP has boosted its Latin American team by promoting a project finance lawyer to partner in New York.
Milbank LLP in New York and Peru’s Estudio Echecopar, member firm of Baker McKenzie International have helped Peruvian power transmission company Corporacion Transmantaro issue US$400 million in green bonds, a first for a Peruvian company.
Latin Lawyer announced the winners of its 13th annual Deal of the Year Awards at a charity dinner in São Paulo last night, in the presence of 240 leading names of the Latin American legal community.
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.
Three offices from Norton Rose Fulbright and Garrigues in Madrid and Lima have helped a construction concessionaire issue bonds worth US$332 million.
Paul Hastings LLP in New York and Colombian firm Godoy & Hoyos have helped Devimar, a consortium made up of construction companies Sacyr, Strabag and Conca, obtain US$710 million financing for a 4G toll road project.