Latin Lawyer will announce the winners of its 14th annual Deal of the Year Awards on Tuesday 29 September.
Telefónica Celular del Paraguay (Telecel) has hired Jones Day in Miami and New York to raise US$250 million in an international re-tap offering.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in New York and Miami and Parquet & Asociados in Asunción has helped the Republic of Paraguay issue bonds for US$450 million.
Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce the shortlisted transactions for the capital markets, banking and finance and project finance categories of our 14th annual Deal of the Year Awards.
Four White & Case LLP offices and BKM | Berkemeyer in Asunción have helped consortium Rutas del Este – formed by Spanish construction company Sacyr and local counterpart Ocho – obtain a US$658 million hybrid financing for Paraguay’s first ever public-private partnership (PPP).
Proskauer Rose LLP in New York and São Paulo has helped GNB Sudameris’ Paraguayan branch become the largest bank in the country with the acquisition of BBVA’s local subsidiary for US$270 million.
Gross Brown has helped a UBS-built special purpose vehicle issue US$732 million in bonds on behalf of a construction consortium to finance the Corredor Vial Bioceánico toll road in Paraguay.
Jones Day in Miami and Washington, DC, and Vouga Abogados in Asunción have helped Paraguayan energy company Copetrol obtain a US$130 million loan to partly fund its acquisition of Petrobras' downstream assets in the country.
At least nine firms across seven Latin American jurisdictions have advised on a deal that saw private equity company Cinven sell assets belonging to telecoms provider Ufinet to two buyers, French private equity investor Antin and a fund controlled by Cinven.
Of the eight firms listed in the Paraguayan chapter of the Latin Lawyer 250, the largest is BKM | Berkemeyer with 43 lawyers, which is closely followed by Estudio Jurídico Gross Brown.