Work Area: Mining & metals

Argentine bitcoin trader expands in Brazil

Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo has helped Argentine bitcoin trader Ripio expand its Latin American footprint by acquiring Brazil’s second largest cryptocurrency exchange, BitcoinTrade.

21 January 2021

White & Case in Sempra bid to buy Mexico's IEnova for US$5.8 billion

White & Case LLP in New York, Houston and Mexico City has helped US company Sempra Energy launch an offer to acquire the remaining stake in Mexican natural gas company IEnova for US$5.8 billion.

20 January 2021

Souza Mello and Almeida Advogados in Brazilian telecoms tower deal

Souza, Mello e Torres has helped the Brazilian subsidiary of multinational telecoms infrastructure company IHS Towers buy local counterpart Skysites.

20 January 2021

Telefónica sells assets to American Tower in US$9.4 billion deal

US telecoms infrastructure company American Tower has hired three Allen & Overy LLP offices, Marval O'Farrell Mairal in Buenos Aires, Brazil’s Pinheiro Neto Advogados and DLA Piper LLP in Santiago and Lima to acquire the communication tower division of Telefónica’s subsidiary Telxius for US$9.4 billion.

19 January 2021

Japan’s Orix invests in LatAm renewables assets

Linklaters in Madrid and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in Rio de Janeiro have helped Japanese financial services group Orix buy a majority stake in Spanish renewables company Elewan for US$965 million.

18 January 2021

Sandvik relies on LatAm firms for global mining deal

Multiple Norton Rose Fulbright offices and a slew of Latin American law firms have helped Swedish engineering company Sandvik acquire multinational mining solutions company DSI Underground from European investor Triton for 943 million euros (US$1.1 billion).

15 January 2021

Argentina’s largest electricity supplier gets new investors

Argentina’s Alfaro Abogados and Marval O'Farrell Mairal have helped two local investors acquire a majority share in the country’s largest electricity supplier Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte (Edenor) for US$95 million.

15 January 2021

France’s CNP and Caixa amend billion-dollar insurance JV

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in São Paulo and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in São Paulo have helped France’s CNP Assurances amend an existing joint venture agreement with the insurance unit of Brazilian bank Caixa, which hired local firms Pinheiro Neto Advogados and Demarest Advogados, in a deal worth nearly 8 billion reais (US$1.5 billion).

14 January 2021

Dealmaker of the Year: top tips for M&A

Francisco Pinilla, regional legal director of product and commercial for Latin America at Uber, wins LACCA’s Dealmaker of the Year Award. He was a driving force behind the ride-hailing app’s mega tie-up with Chilean grocery delivery counterpart Cornershop. He shares his top tips for inking deals and taking stakeholder management seriously.

13 January 2021

EIG divestment in Bolivia-Brazil pipeline clears path for Petrobras stake

Paul Hastings LLP in London and São Paulo and Brazil’s Stocche Forbes Advogados have helped US investor EIG Global Energy Partners sell its minority stake in Bolivia-Brazil natural gas pipeline (GASBOL) as it squares up to bid for a larger stake in the same asset, which is likely to be divested by state-owned oil giant Petrobras later this year.

13 January 2021

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