Chilean retailer La Polar merges with AD Retail homeware company

Larrain y Associados has helped Chilean retail company Empresas La Polar integrate the homeware subsidiary of local counterpart AD Retail into its operations for US$18 million.

15 February 2024

CMS hires human rights lawyer as counsel in Bogotá

Colombia’s CMS Rodríguez-Azuero has recruited the co-founder of local firm LH Law & Consulting as counsel, boosting its human rights, environmental law and sustainability practices.

14 February 2024

EC Rubio unveils plans to absorb Monterrey’s Fegamo y Vasaf

Mexican Highly Recommended firm EC Rubio has announced that it intends to merge with local firm Fegamo y Vasaf, a move that would add an outpost in Monterrey to EC Rubio’s existing seven offices.

14 February 2024

Netflix handed Brazil’s first permanent patent injunction in ICT field

Netflix has been hit with a permanent injunction in Brazil after losing an infringement case brought by video processing software company DivX. As well as damages, which are yet to be calculated, Netflix was ordered to pay approximately US$4 million in fines for contempt of court for failing to comply with a preliminary injunction, plus legal costs. This is the first time a permanent injunction has been awarded in an ICT patent dispute in Brazil.

14 February 2024

Ambipar makes US$750 million green debt tap

Two Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP offices and Mattos Filho in São Paulo have helped Brazilian environmental management company Ambipar issue US$750 million worth of green bonds.

14 February 2024

Di Blasi Parente hires ex-INPI director as trademarks head

Recommended Brazilian IP boutique Di Blasi, Parente & Associados has appointed a former director of the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) as head of its trademarks practice group.

14 February 2024

Fibra UNO raises funds in sustainable offering

Mexican real estate investment trust Fibra UNO has called on Holland & Knight in New York and Mexico City to issue US$600 million worth of green notes.

14 February 2024

DLA Piper promotes three in Bogotá

DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán has elevated three directors to its senior rank, boosting the firm’s oil and gas and corporate governance practices.

13 February 2024

Mexico’s BBB Foods makes US$589 million IPO on NYSE

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and Greenberg Traurig (Mexico) have helped Mexico’s BBB Foods raise US$589 million in an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), pricing above the expected share value.

13 February 2024

Flor Bustamante incorporates real estate boutique in Ecuador

Ecuador’s Flor Bustamante Pizarro & Hurtado has appointed a new partner to front its real estate offering by absorbing local boutique Bustamante Holguín Abogados.

13 February 2024

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