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Register for Latin Lawyer and GIR Connect: Anti-Corruption & Investigations Mexico

The head of the Supreme Audit Institution of Mexico – Eber Omar Betanzos Torres – will keynote Latin Lawyer and GIR Connect: Anti-Corruption & Investigations Mexico, which takes place on 10 June.

01 June 2021

Two firms seal Copel wind power acquisition

Brazilian state-controlled power company Copel has hired Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados to purchase a wind power complex from the local subsidiary of French renewables business Voltalia, worth some 1 billion reais (US$200 million).

01 June 2021

EY Law hires Gómez-Pinzón partner in Colombia

EY Law has strengthened its corporate offering in Colombia by hiring a partner from local firm Gómez-Pinzón.

28 May 2021

Belgian investor increases stake in Bolivia-Brazil gas pipeline

Linklaters in Brussels and London and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in São Paulo have helped Belgian energy company Fluxys acquire a minority interest in the Bolivia-Brazil natural gas pipeline, GASBOL, from the Brazilian subsidiary of French oil and gas group Total.

28 May 2021

New Ecuador data protection law takes effect

Ecuador’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) style data privacy law has come into force, but companies still have a two-year enforcement grace period as the country’s government looks to build a data protection authority from scratch.

28 May 2021

Calling in-house counsel: take part in LACCA’s technology survey

The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) is surveying corporate counsel on their use of legal technology - read on to find out how to take part.

28 May 2021

Several firms in Brazilian e-commerce IPO

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York and São Paulo and Brazilian law firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados have helped local e-commerce company Infracommerce raise 870 million reais (US$160 million) in an initial public offering on the São Paulo stock exchange.

28 May 2021

PPU merges with Chilean natural resources firm

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Chile) has strengthened its natural resources practice by incorporating local law firm Carcelén, Desmadryl, Guzmán y Tapia Abogados, adding three partners.

27 May 2021

Construction company agrees US$126 million settlement in Peru

Graña y Montero’s successor company has reached a plea deal with Peruvian authorities to resolve an investigation into corruption allegations stemming from Brazil’s Operation Car Wash.

27 May 2021

BDS Asesores adds partner in El Salvador

Central American labour and employment boutique BDS Asesores has promoted one lawyer to partner in El Salvador.

27 May 2021

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