Telecoms group MXT expands in Mexico with Ardian investment

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in New York and Galicia Abogados in Mexico City have helped French investor Ardian acquire a controlling stake in Mexican telecoms group MXT Holdings, at the same time that the target company obtained new financing and snapped up new assets.

29 November 2023

Peru’s Unacem gets US$345 million loan to buy US cement assets

Several Dorsey & Whitney LLP offices have helped Peruvian cement maker Unacem obtain a US$345 million financing to fund the acquisition of cement assets from US construction company Martin Marietta Materials.

29 November 2023

Chilean construction group obtains capital increase

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados has helped Chilean construction company Moller y Pérez-Cotapos (MPC) increase its capital by 7.3 billion pesos (US$8 million) through a shares issuance.

29 November 2023

“Brighter future” for infrastructure in Brazil and Mexico despite political turbulence

As major political shifts continue to put Latin American economies to the test, legal frameworks that are resistant to the ideologies of the governing party will be key to keeping infrastructure investments active in the region, said lawyers at Latin Lawyer Live: Regional Project Finance in New York earlier this month.

28 November 2023

Muñiz bolsters corporate team with Rubio Leguía hire

Peru’s Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera has hired a partner from local firm Rubio Leguía Normand to strengthen its corporate and M&A offering.

28 November 2023

Chilean hydro project owner overturns US court injunction

A New York state court has vacated an injunction that prevented the owner of a Chilean hydropower project from drawing on a US$90 million letter of credit pending an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration with Austrian construction group Strabag.

28 November 2023

Actis snaps up transmission assets from EDP Brasil

Two Mattos Filho offices have helped UK investor Actis purchase transmission assets from the Brazilian utilities subsidiary of Energias de Portugal (EDP) - EDP Brasil - in a deal worth 2.7 billion reais (US$540 million).

28 November 2023

IDB Invest lends US$255 million to MSMEs in Chile

Chile’s Banco Internacional has enlisted Carey in Santiago to obtain a US$255 million credit line from IDB Invest to help fund local micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

28 November 2023

Brazilian autoparts manufacturer makes follow-on

Three Milbank offices, Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo and Bruchou & Funes de Rioja in Buenos Aires have helped Brazilian engine parts supplier Mahle Metal Leve raise 402 million reais (US$83 million) in a follow-on offering.

28 November 2023

Legal director of AstraZeneca Mexico takes on LatAm

Juan Pablo Malfavon rose to new heights earlier this year when he was made legal director for AstraZeneca Latin America after three years helming the biopharmaceutical company’s legal department for Mexico. Speaking to LACCA, Malfavon explains how he made the leap and why in-house lawyers must embrace AI and strive to develop business acumen.

27 November 2023

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