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Who is in LACCA Approved 2022?

The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) has released the latest edition of LACCA Approved. We take a look at the results to find out who Latin America’s leading law firm partners are, as voted for by in-house counsel.

30 November 2021

Estudio Bunge adds four partners with PAGBAM hire and promotions

Argentine firm Estudio Bunge – Bunge, Smith & Luchía Puig Abogados has hired a counsel from Elite firm Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen (PAGBAM) as partner and promoted three lawyers to its senior rank, increasing its partner count by more than half.

30 November 2021

Nubank acquires Palo Alto AI business in run-up to IPO

Brazil’s Nubank, the world’s largest digital bank, has enlisted four offices of US firm K&L Gates LLP and Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados in São Paulo to acquire Palo Alto-based artificial intelligence company Olivia.

30 November 2021

Dentons Cardenas and Posse Herrera in Unilever plant-based factory sale

Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas has helped the world’s largest plant-based product company, Upfield, acquire a factory in Colombia from UK consumer goods group Unilever.

30 November 2021

Brazil's Omie buys fintech and gets Chinese investment

Several firms have advised on Brazilian software company Omie’s acquisition of digital bank Linker and capital increase from Chinese investor Tencent, which was an extension of an investment round in August.

30 November 2021

AEGEA raises US$1.6 billion to fund Rio water concessions

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped Brazilian water company AEGEA Saneamento issue 7.8 billion reais (US$1.6 billion) worth of debentures to fund expenses related to two water concessions in Rio de Janeiro.

30 November 2021

Bustamante & Bustamante merges with Fabara

Bustamante & Bustamante and Fabara & Compañía Abogados have merged in Ecuador, appointing María Rosa Fabara as one of the few female managing partners in the country’s legal market.

29 November 2021

Deadline extended for Who represents Latin America’s 50 largest banks?

The deadline to take part in the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association’s (LACCA) first ever research into which law firms are regularly retained by the region's largest 50 banks by assets has been extended by one week.

29 November 2021

Colombian gold miner makes dual IPO in Toronto and Bogotá

Gowling WLG LLP in Canada and DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán in Bogotá have helped Medellín-based gold mining company Mineros launch a dual initial public offering in Toronto and Bogotá, raising a total of US$31.5 million.

29 November 2021

LatAm firms in US$15 billion global data centre buy

US investors KKR and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) have hired six offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York and Washington, DC and 14 offices of international firm Dentons to acquire 50 data centres around the world for some US$15 billion, including assets in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

29 November 2021

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