Ferrere (Bolivia)and Beccar Varelain Buenos Aires have helped Unilever acquire the home- and personal-care business of Bolivian company Astrix.
It’s no secret that many of Latin America’s largest companies remain controlled by small, concentrated groups reluctant to relinquish control, limiting these entities’ ability to tap into a bigger pool of resources through the capital markets. This status quo makes public M&A deals a rarity in the region. Christina McKeon Frutuoso considers the challenges faced by lawyers when such transactions do arise.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York, Mexico’s Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC and Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi in Buenos Aires have helped Vista Oil & Gas raise US$107 million through a public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.
Ahead of the publication of the 2020 edition of LACCA Approved, we take a look at the results to find out who Latin America’s leading law firm partners are, as voted for by in-house counsel.
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.
The wave of anti-corruption probes following Operation Car Wash left many implicated companies on the verge of bankruptcy, but most have found selling assets before filing for judicial restructuring better preserves the value of those assets than bankruptcy proceedings do, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer – GRR Live 4th Annual Restructuring conference.
The chance to buy early rate tickets for Latin Lawyer - GRR 4th Annual Restructuring Summit, which will be held on 11 July at Paul Hasting LLP’s office in New York, ends at midnight British Summer Time today.
The recent ratification of a landmark information-sharing agreement between Argentina and Brazil demonstrates the practical difficulties of facilitating cooperation in the region, an audience at an IBA conference in Paris heard.
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.