21 February 2018
Pérez Bustamante & Ponce Abogados in Quito has acted as local counsel to Ecuadorean investment holding Proteínas y Granos Andinos and Guatemalan agribusiness Corporación Multi-Inversiones (CMI) in their joint-venture acquisition of Ecuador’s largest food manufacturing company Pronaca.
13 February 2018
Clifford Chance LLP has hired a prominent Latin American capital markets lawyer from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP as partner, emphasising the firm’s commitment to the region.
12 February 2018
Hogan Lovells LLP in New York and São Paulo, and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo have advised Brazilian publicly traded bank Itaú Unibanco on a notes issuance worth US$1.3 billion.
24 January 2018
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York and London, Hogan Lovells in New York, Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano Abogados in Lima, Carey in Santiago and Brigard & Urrutia Abogados in Bogotá have helped US healthcare provider UnitedHealth Group enter Peru, Chile and Colombia through its acquisition of private health insurer Banmédica for US$2.7 billion.
14 December 2017
Hogan Lovells LLP and Campos Mello Advogados in São Paulo have advised Brazil’s seventh-largest bank Votorantim on its issuance of notes worth US$300 million by means of an unprecedented structuring.
12 December 2017
Eletrobras had paid Hogan Lovells LLP approximately 235 million reais (US$72 million) for investigating bribery allegations as of September 2017.
30 November 2017
International firm Hogan Lovells LLP has hired Mexico’s former Walmart vice president to boost its governmental relations practice in Washington, DC.
29 November 2017
Five offices of DLA Piper and Argentina’s Pozo Gowland have helped Canadian construction company Stoneway Capital raise US$165 million for the construction of a thermoelectric plant in Buenos Aires, nine months after it issued Argentina’s first project bonds for a quarter of a century.
15 November 2017
An ICSID tribunal has upheld claims against Venezuela over the expropriation of a 120 year-old coffee producer during the presidency of Hugo Chávez and ordered the state to pay investor around US$42 million plus interest (bringing the award's value to US$53 million to date).
14 November 2017
Details of a bribery scheme allegedly implicating Ecuador’s vice president and a former energy minister have come to light thanks to an International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) award that is now the subject of enforcement proceedings in Florida.