The UK’s top law firms have long sought to gain ground from New York’s white-shoe elite when it comes to some of the most lucrative work in Latin America: cross-border M&A deals governed under New York law. But establishing a foothold in the upper echelons of the US market – a starting point to winning such transactions – is not easy. What are the UK’s magic circle doing to square up to their US rivals?
Uría Menéndez’s offices in Barcelona and Madrid, Niederer Kraft Frey in Zurich, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC in Mexico City and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo have helped Spanish bank Santander enter a joint venture with France’s Credit Agricole to combine their custody and settlement and asset management businesses across 15 jurisdictions.
Latin Lawyer is delighted to present all the shortlisted deals and cases for all categories of our upcoming 14th annual Deal of the Year Awards.
Portuguese construction group that recently filed a US$25 million contractual claim against Paraguay over a stalled project to build a high-speed bus network has now threatened the state with a parallel International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim.
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.
A Portuguese construction group has filed a US$25 million United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) claim against Paraguay over the state’s failure to deliver land for the construction of a high-speed bus network in its capital Asunción.
Ecuador is set to become the newest entrant to the market-friendly Pacific Alliance trade bloc, putting it on a path to receiving greater foreign investment. The legal markets of Ecuador’s prospective trade partners have opened up to foreign firms more than anywhere else in the region. At a roundtable in Quito law firm partners weighed up whether Ecuador’s local heavyweights should fear what is to come, or if there will be enough work to go around.
Uría Menéndez in Madrid and Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Peru) have helped French private equity investor Ardian buy a minority stake in two Peruvian solar projects from Spanish renewables company Solarpack.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York, Uría Menéndez in Madrid and Mexico’s Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC have helped Santander Spain increase its share capital in its Mexican subsidiary through an exchange offer.
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.