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2013: a year in review
2013: a year in review

2013: a year in review

09 January 2014

A snapshot of the year’s most memorable developments in Latin America’s legal markets

Colombian oil pipeline sees leverage buyout by Advent
Colombian oil pipeline sees leverage buyout by Advent

Colombian oil pipeline sees leverage buyout by Advent

03 January 2014

Colombia’s Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados and the New York and Boston offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP have helped a group of investors led by US private equity firm Advent International acquire a US$1.1 billion minority stake in Oleoducto Central (Ocensa), which operates Colombia’s largest crude oil pipeline.

Araque Reyna forges alliance with IP boutique
Araque Reyna forges alliance with IP boutique

Araque Reyna forges alliance with IP boutique

11 December 2013

Venezuela’s Araque Reyna Sosa Viso & Asociados has signed a strategic alliance with IP boutique Bolet & Terrero.

Cleary and Simpson help CFR finance South African merger
Cleary and Simpson help CFR finance South African merger

Cleary and Simpson help CFR finance South African merger

03 December 2013

The New York and Buenos Aires offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Chile’s Russi & Eguiguren and Colombia's Posse Herrera Ruiz have helped Chilean pharmaceuticals company CFR obtain a US$600 million bridge loan for its acquisition of South African healthcare company Adcock Ingram.

CFR and Adcock Ingram ink US$1.2 billion tie-up
CFR and Adcock Ingram ink US$1.2 billion tie-up

CFR and Adcock Ingram ink US$1.2 billion tie-up

17 September 2013

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in Buenos Aires and New York, Chile’s Honorato Russi & Eguiguren and South African firm Bowman Gilfillan are helping Chilean pharmaceutical company CFR acquire its South African counterpart, Adcock Ingram, to form a combined company targeted at emerging markets.

Araque Reyna gains Valencia presence
Araque Reyna gains Valencia presence

Araque Reyna gains Valencia presence

28 May 2013

Araque Reyna Sosa Viso & Asociados has opened an office in Valencia, the third largest city in Venezuela, through a merger with local labour and litigation boutique Sanoja Lai & Asociados.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Venezuela
Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Venezuela

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Venezuela

28 March 2013

In the latest instalment of our reflections on the Latin American legal market we turn to the Venezuelan firms featured in the 15th edition of Latin Lawyer 250.

Lawyers urge Chávez successor to build inclusiveness
Lawyers urge Chávez successor to build inclusiveness

Lawyers urge Chávez successor to build inclusiveness

06 March 2013

With Venezuela gearing up for seven days of official mourning after yesterday’s announcement of the death of President Hugo Chávez at the age of 58, members of the country’s legal community have urged his successor to “build inclusiveness” within the country, while pointing out that a number of ambiguities within the country’s constitution must be clarified before a new president can be appointed.

Looking back at 2012
Looking back at 2012

Looking back at 2012

08 January 2013

Marieke Breijer charts the key developments in Latin America’s legal market over the last 12 months

Venezuela’s lawyers optimistic of Capriles win, but warn of difficult road ahead
Venezuela’s lawyers optimistic of Capriles win, but warn of difficult road ahead

Venezuela’s lawyers optimistic of Capriles win, but warn of difficult road ahead

05 October 2012

As Venezuela gears up to vote in what is being described as one of the country’s most important presidential elections in a generation on Sunday, lawyers in Caracas say they are optimistic that a change of government is on the horizon, but note that a pro-Chávez majority in the legislature means that any legal reforms are likely to be slow-paced and difficult.