Work Area: Projects & infrastructure

CMS Carey & Allende and Cuatrecasas in Andean renewables deal

Chilean law firm CMS Carey & Allende has helped local renewables developer Verano Capital sign an agreement with Yinson Renewables, which hired three Cuatrecasas offices, to develop several solar projects in Chile, Colombia and Peru.

15 July 2021

MoFo nabs finance team from DLA Piper, bolsters LatAm offering

US firm Morrison & Foerster LLP has strengthened its cross-border finance and infrastructure capabilities in Latin America by hiring two lawyers from DLA Piper LLP as partners.

14 July 2021

Colombian 4G toll road gets landmark cross-border financing

Vinson & Elkins LLP in New York and Baker McKenzie (Colombia) have helped Mexican infrastructure group Aleatica obtain a multi-tranche financing worth 2.7 trillion Colombian pesos (US$747 million) to develop a toll road – Autopista Río Magdalena 2 – in northern Colombia.

13 July 2021

Peru liable in metro dispute at ICSID

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal has held Peru liable in a contractual claim over a project to build Lima’s second metro line, ruling that the state was responsible for delays in the works and must pay damages – also dismissing a US$700 million counterclaim.

12 July 2021

CMS expands in Colombia and Mexico, adds three partners

Colombia’s CMS Rodríguez-Azuero has added two partners by incorporating an energy-focused firm, while CMS’s office in Mexico has bolstered its infrastructure department by appointing a former legal executive of local bank BanBajío as partner.

05 July 2021

Brazil’s Equatorial acquires more assets in electricity privatisation

Brazilian law firm Stocche Forbes Advogados has helped local oil and gas company Equatorial Energia acquire state-owned utility business Companhia de Eletricidade do Amapá (CEA) in a privatisation deal worth over 4 billion reais (US$791 million).

05 July 2021

Colombian 4G motorway project gets financing

Milbank in New York and Garrigues (Colombia) have helped three Colombian companies get a loan worth US$150 million to finance a new motorway.

28 June 2021

Guyer & Regules guides Grupo Vial Oriental to PPP project

Uruguayan law firm Guyer & Regules has helped local construction company Grupo Vial Oriental sign a public-private partnership (PPP) motorway project with the Uruguayan Ministry of Transportation and Public Works.

15 June 2021

Asterion buys more LatAm data centres from Telefónica

Clifford Chance LLP in Madrid and London and Carey in Santiago have advised Spanish investment manager Asterion in its acquisition of four data centres in Chile and Spain from telecoms giant Telefónica, worth US$120 million.

10 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

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