Winston & Strawn LLP in New York and Carey in Santiago have helped Chilean electricity company Enel Américas make the largest all-cash capital increase in Chilean history, in what is also the largest capital increase in Latin America within the past five years.
Winston & Strawn LLP in New York and Carey in Santiago have helped electricity company Enel Chile obtain a US$150 million syndicated credit agreement from Canadian, Japanese and Spanish banks.
Baker McKenzie LLP in Houston and Trench Rossi Watanabe in Rio de Janeiro have helped US private equity group Rhône buy drilling and tubular services assets from Schlumberger in several countries, including Brazil, for US$400 million.
Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados has helped energy company Latin America Power (LAP) obtain a US$130 million loan.
International firm Winston & Strawn LLP predicts more work in Latin American energy and infrastructure and has hired a partner and an of counsel from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in response.
Ecuador’s attorney general has said the state will apply to annul an investment treaty award that held it liable for a denial of justice in a US$9.5 billion dispute with Chevron over environmental contamination in the Amazon – also stating that it will renegotiate its contracts with external counsel.
Gowling WLG in Vancouver has advised Chinese lithium manufacturer GFL International (Ganfeng) on its purchase of the stake of Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) in Argentine lithium project Caucharí-Olaroz, worth US$87.5 million.
Greenberg Traurig LLP has hired two lawyers as shareholders for its Latin American disputes practice in Washington, DC.
Colombian outfit Brigard Urrutia and Peruvian law firms Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados and Miranda & Amado Abogados worked on the most debt capital market deals outside of Brazil in June, while international firms Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and Winston & Strawn LPP along with Alessandri and Carey in Santiago were behind the largest transaction.
Winston & Strawn LLP across nine offices and González Calvillo, SC in Mexico City have helped vehicle manufacturer Motus sell part of its auto-parts business to Chinese counterpart Daimay for US$147 million.