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Miner drops arbitration claim against Colombia

London-listed mining group Anglo American has withdrawn an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Colombia over the blocked expansion of a coal mine after selling its stake in the project to Glencore, which is still pursuing its own treaty case.

19 July 2022

Pinheiro Neto and BMA advise on customer experience deal

French customer experience and business process outsourcing (BPO) group Webhelp has turned to Pinheiro Neto Advogados to acquire Curitiba-based counterpart Grupo Services.

19 July 2022

Venezuela's Araquereyna hires partner

Venezuelan Highly Recommended firm Araquereyna has recruited a corporate partner from local outfit PAE Legal, marking its second partner hire of the year.

18 July 2022

Samarco dam victims to have their day in English court

The English Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of the victims of the Samarco Mineração dam collapse, which killed 19 people and resulted in Brazil’s worst environmental disaster, meaning the previously launched US$6.6 billion lawsuit against multinational BHP can be heard in English courts.

18 July 2022

Several firms in Mexican Fibra E IPO and acquisition

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, SC has helped Promotora MexPac set up an energy and infrastructure investment trust and make its initial public offering worth 1.5 billion pesos (US$74 million), marking the first Mexican Fibra E structuring of the year.

18 July 2022

Marval and Aranguren seal potato business buy

US food processing company Lamb Weston has enlisted Argentina’s Marval O'Farrell Mairal to increase its stake in local frozen potato products company Lamb Weston Alimentos Modernos through a US$42 million acquisition from Sociedad Comercial del Plata (SCP).

18 July 2022

Peru sees off bulk of arbitration claim over motorway project

Peru says it has knocked out most of a US$150 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim by a construction contractor over a delayed project to improve a stretch of the Pan-American Highway.

18 July 2022

Cross-border pharma loan calls on Colombian and Mexican advice

Latin American pharmaceutical company Acon-Vitalis has hired DLA Piper LLP in Bogotá and Mexico City to obtain a US$50 million credit line.

18 July 2022

Winston & Strawn adds more LatAm experience in Miami

Winston & Strawn LLP has nabbed a Greenberg Traurig LLP partner with Latin American experience, boosting its transactional capabilities in its newly-opened Miami office.

15 July 2022

TozziniFreire hires tech partner from ASBZ Advogados

Brazilian Elite firm TozziniFreire Advogados has strengthened its technology and digital law practice by hiring a partner from ASBZ Advogados.

15 July 2022

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