Holland & Knight LLP has strengthened its Latin American corporate and capital markets offering in New York by hiring a partner from Paul Hastings LLP’s São Paulo office.
Norton Rose Fulbright in São Paulo and New York, Colombia’s Brigard Urrutia and Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados in São Paulo have helped Brazilian holding company Alupar get a US$164 million project financing to build a transmission line in Colombia.
Holland & Knight LLP has appointed a former Barack Obama undersecretary to co-head its international trade department, bringing years of experience working in Latin American trade to the role.
The Colombian data protection regulator is looking into Zoom’s privacy and security practices after the number of people using the video-conferencing app has soared. By Charlie Baskerville
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Peru) and Holland & Knight (Colombia) have helped Peruvian telecoms company Orocom obtain a US$50 million loan to expand broadband services in southern Peru.
Holland & Knight LLP has elevated four lawyers in its Latin America practice to partner, across its Miami, Bogotá and Mexico City offices.
Fewer Latin American law firm associates feel positive about their salaries than they did a few years ago – and for good reason, as many pay packages are not rising above inflation. But despite meagre economic growth putting paid to increases, more associates rate their wages positively than negatively.
A tribunal has declined jurisdiction over a US$370 million investment treaty claim against Venezuela after finding that the state had not consented to The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) arbitration – also saying it would have rejected the case in any event because of the investors’ dual nationality.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP’s New York office, Ashurst LLP in Madrid and Colombia's Posse Herrera Ruiz have helped UK infrastructure investor John Laing Group snap up a 30% stake in a Colombian 4G toll road concessionaire for US$80 million, marking the company’s first ever investment in Latin America.
Clifford Chance LLP in several cities has helped Autopistas Urabá obtain US$650 million in dual-currency financing for its 4G toll road in Colombia.