Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Brazil’s Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados and Baker McKenzie (Argentina) have helped Brazilian mining giant Vale sell the bulk of its fertiliser business to US phosphates company Mosaic for US$2.5 billion.
Argentina’s antitrust enforcer has opened abuse of dominance and cartel probes of the only company authorised to issue Visa cards in the country, after a market investigation found that the local credit card and electronic payment markets lack competition and transparency.
Baker & McKenzie (Mexico) has made new partners in its tax, corporate, dispute resolution and international trade practices, ahead of further promotions announced across the world, including in Brazil, Peru and Argentina.
Argentina’s announcement of a US$15 billion nuclear power deal with China will allow the country to address energy shortfalls in the long term and beckons a windfall of work for the country’s energy lawyers, but it faces a possible adjustment by the country’s new president-elect, Mauricio Macri.
Opposition candidate Mauricio Macri won Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday, bringing more than a decade of Peronist rule to a close, a political shift lawyers believe beckons a bright economic future for the country, but not without some bumps in the road.
When Cristina Fernández de Kirchner steps down as Argentina’s president at the end of the year, she will hand over an economy in a state of disarray: inflation is soaring, growth is stagnant and investment has all but dried up. Vincent Manancourt asks the country’s legal community whether a change in government will bring more of the same or a welcome reversal in fortunes
Argentine firms M & M Bomchil Abogados and Martelli Abogados have helped the local branch of Anglo-Dutch oil company Royal Dutch Shell obtain exploitation rights for two oil blocks in the Vaca Muerta shale gas plain in western Argentina.
Firms in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and the US have made promotions.
Here we list 55 “Leading Lights” from our survey respondents, celebrating law firms whose efforts towards pro bono during 2013 stood out. The list consists of firms that we feel deserve to be put in the spotlight thanks to their contribution to the development of a pro bono culture in Latin America.
Ten Baker & McKenzie LLP offices have helped Cinema 23, an association that promotes films made in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, with the launch of the Fénix Film Awards.