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Battle of the titans
Battle of the titans

Battle of the titans

02 June 2020

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?

Santander and Credit Agricole in multi-jurisdictional tie-up
Santander and Credit Agricole in multi-jurisdictional tie-up

Santander and Credit Agricole in multi-jurisdictional tie-up

19 March 2020

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.

Deal of the Year: complete shortlist now online
Deal of the Year: complete shortlist now online

Deal of the Year: complete shortlist now online

09 March 2020

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.

Paraguay threatened with second claim over stalled bus network
Paraguay threatened with second claim over stalled bus network

Paraguay threatened with second claim over stalled bus network

04 March 2020

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.

Deal of the Year shortlists announced for capital markets, banking and finance and project finance
Deal of the Year shortlists announced for capital markets, banking and finance and project finance

Deal of the Year shortlists announced for capital markets, banking and finance and project finance

27 February 2020

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.

Paraguay faces arbitration claim over stalled bus network
Paraguay faces arbitration claim over stalled bus network

Paraguay faces arbitration claim over stalled bus network

12 February 2020

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.

Change on the horizon
Change on the horizon

Change on the horizon

29 November 2019

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, PPU and Rodrigo Elías steer solar deal in Peru
Uría, PPU and Rodrigo Elías steer solar deal in Peru

Uría, PPU and Rodrigo Elías steer solar deal in Peru

25 October 2019

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.     

Santander ups stake in Mexican subsidiary for US$1.4 billion
Santander ups stake in Mexican subsidiary for US$1.4 billion

Santander ups stake in Mexican subsidiary for US$1.4 billion

09 October 2019

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.

Latin Lawyer debt capital markets league table: January-June
Latin Lawyer debt capital markets league table: January-June

Latin Lawyer debt capital markets league table: January-June

21 August 2019

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.