Galicia Abogados; Cervantes Sainz SC; Goodrich, Riquelme Asociados; SOLCARGO (Solórzano, Carvajal, González y Pérez-Correa SC); EC Legal Rubio Villegas; Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego SC; and MCM Abogados have announced partner promotions to strengthen their offerings in preparation for the new year.
SOLCARGO (Solórzano, Carvajal, González y Pérez-Correa SC) has hired a banking and finance partner from Thompson & Knight LLP.
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.
Former González Calvillo, SC corporate finance partner has left the firm to establish a transactional boutique.
Three years on from a reform that opened Mexico’s oil and gas and power sectors to private investment, law firms in the country continue to bolster their energy offerings through hires or promotions – while a handful are opting to boost transactional areas despite the risk the Trump administration poses to the Mexican economy.
In the three years since President Enrique Peña Nieto opened Mexico’s energy sector to private business, it is arguably hydrocarbons that have taken centre stage. But with the collapse of oil prices, activity in another energy sector is heating up.
Greenberg Traurig SC has become the latest Mexican firm to promote a corporate associate to shareholder.
SOLCARGO (Solórzano, Carvajal, González y Pérez-Correa SC) has recruited the former deputy general counsel of Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) as counsel to increase its energy and infrastructure capabilities.
Regulatory changes in Brazil, energy reforms in Mexico and a raft of new legislation introduced by the new government in Chile have all resulted in a more auspicious climate for private equity investors, said local lawyers at Latin Lawyer’s fifth annual private equity conference in New York.
Firms in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru and Panama have made partner promotions, including several new female appointments.