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CMS Grau hires Echecopar lawyer as partner

Highly Recommended firm CMS Grau has strengthened its arbitration offering by hiring a lawyer from Elite outfit Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International to its partnership, just one week after it added a partner to its mining group.

16 February 2024

Uruguay liable in airline dispute

A private equity-backed Panamanian entity has won US$56.5 million in its International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Uruguay over the collapse of the country’s flag carrier airline – while the state says it knocked out 94% of damages sought.

16 February 2024

Danish sports media group nabs LatAm assets in cross-border buy

Canada's Stikeman Elliott LLP, four Garrigues offices, Mattos Filho in São Paulo, Posadas in Montevideo and Severgnini, Robiola, Grinberg & Tombeur in Buenos Aires have advised Danish sports media company Better Collective on its acquisition of Canadian counterpart Playmaker Capital for US$189 million.

16 February 2024

Chile’s BCI makes US$500 million perpetual notes offering

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York has helped Chile’s Banco de Crédito e Inversiones (BCI) issue US$500 million worth of perpetual fixed-rate notes.

16 February 2024

CAF lends funds to Paraguayan banks

Latin American development bank Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) has enlisted Vouga Abogados to provide two separate credit lines to Paraguay’s Agencia Financiera de Desarrollo and Banco Continental worth a total of US$80 million.

16 February 2024

Mijares reveals new co-managing partners

In a shake-up of its corporate governance structure, Mexican Elite firm Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC has announced that Francisco Fuentes Ostos and Horacio de Uriarte Flores have taken the helm as co-managing partners.

15 February 2024

Ecuador’s Almeida Guzmán adds PBP lawyer to partnership

Almeida Guzmán Asociados in Quito has strengthened its labour group by hiring a director from Highly Recommended firm Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (PBP) as partner.

15 February 2024

EIG subsidiary buys stake in Peruvian LNG business

Four Latham & Watkins offices and Hernández & Cía in Lima have helped US liquefied natural gas (LNG) company MidOcean Energy acquire a stake in Peru LNG worth US$257 million from South Korean energy company SK Earthon.

15 February 2024

Oxy agrees to settle dispute with Ecuador oil block partner

Occidental Petroleum says it has reached a preliminary settlement with its Chinese former partner in an Ecuadorean oil block to settle a long-running fight over the proceeds of an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) award.

15 February 2024

Panama’s Britton & Iglesias adds Colombia base

Panamanian firm Britton & Iglesias has opened an office in Bogotá to field opportunities in the Colombian market.

15 February 2024

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