The governments of Mercosur’s member states have been vocal advocates of modernising the restrictive economic alliance. Esteban Rópolo of Baker McKenzie (Argentina) and Marcelle Silbiger of Trench Rossi Watanabe in Brazil explain what stands in the way.
Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen has helped real estate group GNV enter an agreement with Marriott International to bring the luxury W Hotels range to Argentina.
Baker McKenzie LLP has made Bogotá-based Claudia Benavides global chair of the firm’s dispute resolution group, amid further promotions at its office in Peru.
Peru was the busiest country for M&A transactions in Spanish-speaking Latin America during January and February, with more deals taking place there than in Mexico and Argentina combined, according to Latin Lawyer’s research.
Baker McKenzie LLP in New York, Chicago and Buenos Aires has helped US private equity investors Advent acquire a majority stake in Argentine payment company Prisma Medios de Pago for US$724 million.
Law firms that stand out for the pro bono work done by their lawyers and for their efforts to build a lasting pro bono infrastructure, both internally and in their legal market.
Baker McKenzie LLP in Toronto and Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International in Lima have helped Peruvian mining services company Stracon acquire a majority stake in Canadian counterpart Dumas.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, DC and Baker McKenzie (Argentina) have helped Goldman Sachs co-invest US$34 million in Argentine fintech company Ualá.
The poster child of the Macri administration, the RenovAr renewables programme is the first major example of his government using state policy to successfully drive private investment into Argentina. But a big funding gap, infrastructure deficiencies and an energy market in its infancy mean Macri has his work cut out for him.
Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce the shortlisted transactions for the project finance, disputes and restructuring categories of its 12th annual Deal of the Year Awards.