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Muñiz hires Lazo & De Romaña partner and promotes in Peru

Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera has bolstered its corporate practice by hiring a partner from Peruvian firm Lazo & De Romaña Abogados, while also promoting six lawyers to equity partner across multiple departments.

15 April 2021

Baker McKenzie appoints Mexican partner to global real estate head

Global law firm Baker McKenzie LLP has elected its current Latin American real estate head and Mexico partner Juan Bernardo García to lead the firm’s global operations in the field.

15 April 2021

Chile makes first sovereign sustainable bond offering

The Republic of Chile has hired Linklaters in New York, Lee and Li in Taipei and Morales & Besa in Santiago to issue the country’s first sovereign sustainable bonds, raising US$1.5 billion.

15 April 2021

Brazil’s Samarco files for bankruptcy amid bondholder suits

Mining company Samarco Mineração has filed for judicial reorganisation in Brazil after bondholder litigation in the US and Brazil scuppered restructuring negotiations held in the aftermath of two environmental disasters.

15 April 2021

Peru’s Santivañez steers Anglo American-Engie power agreement

Peruvian law firm Santivañez Abogados has helped British mining company Anglo American enter an agreement with French energy company Engie, through which its Peruvian copper mine Quellaveco will be supplied with renewable power.

15 April 2021

Mattos Filho makes nine new partners

Brazilian law firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has added firepower to several practice groups by promoting nine lawyers to partner.

14 April 2021

Holland & Knight and Thompson & Knight in merger talks

US law firms Holland & Knight LLP and Thompson & Knight LLP have announced plans of a possible combination, which would boost the firms’ positions in Mexico where both have offices.

14 April 2021

Brazilian pulp arbitration leads to cyber hack challenge

A São Paulo court has stayed a partial award in a multibillion-dollar International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) dispute over the sale of a pulp maker while it considers allegations that the arbitration has been tainted by cyber hacking.

14 April 2021

Several firms in Brazilian agribusiness acquisition

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in New York and Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados in São Paulo have helped chemicals and minerals company ICL do Brasil acquire counterpart Compass Minerals América do Sul for 2.2 billion reais (US$402 million).

14 April 2021

Guyer & Regules and Ferrere steer road financing in Uruguay

Guyer & Regules has helped consortium Grupo San José raise US$97 million through a loan and debt issuance to fund the construction of a toll-free motorway in southern Uruguay.

14 April 2021

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