Food tech company NotCo becomes Chile's latest unicorn

Chilean vegan food tech company NotCo has relied on three offices of US firm Gunderson Dettmer to raise US$235 million in a funding round, making it Chile’s latest unicorn.

03 September 2021

Demarest hires tax partner

Latin Lawyer Elite firm Demarest Advogados has boosted its tax practice by hiring a partner from Gaia Silva Gaede Advogados, as Brazilian tax reform is looming closer.

02 September 2021

Novis expands in Central America with more ex-Sáenz partners

Salvadorean law firm Novis Estudio Legal has opened offices in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua by adding two new partners and a group of lawyers from Sáenz & Asociados – the former firm of Novis' founding members.

02 September 2021

Peru’s Alicorp sells pasta brand in Brazil

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped Peruvian consumer goods company Alicorp sell its stake in Pastifício Santa Amália, one of Brazil’s most renowned pasta brands, to counterpart Camil Alimentos for 410 million reais (US$77 million).

02 September 2021

DLA Piper and Guerrero Olivos in Canada-Chile gold mine financing

Canadian mining company Rio2 has hired four offices of DLA Piper LLP and Guerrero Olivos in Santiago to get a US$135 million financing to develop a gold mine in Chile.

02 September 2021

LatAm firms in Deutsche Post DHL’s buy of ocean freight company

Multinational package delivery company Deutsche Post DHL Group has enlisted German firm Gleiss Lutz and Demarest Advogados in São Paulo to acquire sea freight company JF Hillebrand for 1.5 billion euros (US$1.7 billion), giving it assets in Latin America.

02 September 2021

Nader Hayaux steers BBVA-Bupa health insurance programme

Nader, Hayaux & Goebel advised and assisted healthcare insurer Bupa México in its collaboration with BBVA to create and implement a new medical expenses insurance product, in which the company acted as reinsurer.

02 September 2021

BMA bolsters tax offering with EY Brazil hire

Brazilian Latin Lawyer Elite firm BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has strengthened its tax practice by hiring a practitioner from the local office of global professional services business EY as partner.

01 September 2021

GIP buys largest private power generator in Mexico

US investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has hired six offices of Latham & Watkins LLP and Mexican firm Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC to acquire Saavi Energía from British counterpart Actis for US$275 million.

01 September 2021

Food producer BRF enters renewables JV with AES

Brazilian food giant BRF has enlisted Pinheiro Neto Advogados to form a joint venture with power company AES Brasil Energia to construct a wind farm worth 825 million reais (US$156 million).

01 September 2021

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