Work Area: Projects & infrastructure

Brazilian in-house lawyers open infrastructure boutique

Two former in-house lawyers, who have previously held positions in the energy sector and regulatory agencies, have launched a boutique in São Paulo focusing on energy, infrastructure and public law.

21 January 2021

Latham poaches LatAm co-head from Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins LLP has hired two partners from Clifford Chance LLP, including that firm’s former Latin America practice co-chair Gianluca Bacchiocchi, adding firepower to its regional corporate and finance practice.

20 January 2021

Four firms in Chilean cable car financing

Garrigues (Chile), Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos and Fontaine & Cia Abogados have helped a local cable car concessionaire obtain a US$98 million loan.

19 January 2021

Ex-Baker McKenzie LatAm finance head joins DLA Piper

DLA Piper LLP’s addition of former Baker McKenzie LLP partner Margarita Oliva Sainz de Aja as head of its Latin American banking and finance practice in New York boosts the firm’s clout in that field.

05 January 2021

Three firms in Chilean toll road financing

Chile’s Larrain y Asociados has helped a local subsidiary of Spanish transport and infrastructure company Grupo Aleatica obtain a US$180 million financing for the construction of a motorway in central Chile.

18 December 2020

Machado Meyer makes nine new partners

Machado Meyer Advogados has strengthened its corporate, projects, labour and tax departments by promoting nine lawyers to partner in preparation for 2021.

16 December 2020

Neoenergia makes winning bid for Brasília power distributor

Machado Meyer Advogados has helped Brazil's Neoenergia buy state-owned utilities company CEB Distribuição in an auction for 2.5 billion reais (US$492 million).

15 December 2020

QIL+4 helps local developers win Guatemala City cable car concession

QIL+4 Abogados has helped a consortium of four transport and real estate developers win the rights to build a cable car project between Guatemala City and the neighbouring municipality of Mixco.

09 December 2020

Dow Chemicals and Actis subsidiary strike renewables deal in Brazil

White & Case LLP in New York and Miami and Brazilian firm Machado Meyer Advogados have helped the renewables arm of British private equity group Actis obtain a US$67 million loan to build solar plants in northeastern Brazil and seal a power purchase agreement (PPA) with US company Dow Chemicals.

01 December 2020

Dorsey & Whitney poaches LatAm co-chair from Akerman

US firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP has boosted its Latin America offering in New York by hiring Akerman LLP’s regional co-chair, adding to other departures from the latter’s Latin America group in recent months.

13 November 2020

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