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Chilean firms shine in BlackRock solar purchase

US-headquartered investor BlackRock has hired HD Legal to acquire a set of Chilean solar assets using its renewable energy fund.

19 October 2023

Real estate fund hires Barros & Errázuriz for capital increase

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados has helped Chilean investment fund Independencia Administradora General de Fondos (AGF) in a capital increase worth 4 million unidades de fomento (US$161 million) by issuing shares through a real estate fund.

06 October 2023

Ex-PPU partner becomes chair of Affinitas

Chilean lawyer Marcelo Armas, a former partner and co-chair of regional law firm Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría, has become the new chair of Affinitas, an alliance of four Elite firms from the Pacific Alliance countries.

28 September 2023

Private equity group sued for ‘rigged’ sale of LATAM’s aircraft

A global investment manager is being sued for the second time in three years for allegedly implementing a “sham foreclosure sale” of a bankrupt airline's aircraft.

15 September 2023

The fruits of international exposure

Global perspectives, high-quality advice and a deep understanding of international businesses are crucial features Latin American law firms need to reach for the top of the legal market. Latin Lawyer speaks to the region’s elite firms about how international exposure through LLMs and associate exchange programmes enrich their lawyers and help their firms gain a competitive edge and grow to new levels.

01 September 2023

Latin Lawyer Elite 2024: the firms

Latin Lawyer Elite firms have each created their own paths towards excellence and show unique areas of strength. Here, we announce this year’s Elite.

29 August 2023

China and LatAm: is anything standing in the way?

Latin America is awash with new business opportunities as China warms back up to the international market following a shutdown during the covid-19 pandemic. Excitement at many law firms across the region is palpable, with China’s pioneering advances in technology, penchant for long-term investments and unique way of negotiating deals forcing lawyers to innovate like never before.

07 August 2023

EDF and Marubeni sell Chilean solar plant to AES Andes

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados has helped AES Andes acquire solar assets in Chile from the local subsidiary of French energy group EDF and Japanese conglomerate Marubeni for US$115 million.

26 June 2023

Chilean decarbonisation project gets US$480 million loan

Clifford Chance LLP in New York and Barros & Errázuriz Abogados in Santiago have helped power company Conexión Kimal-Lo Aguirre obtain a US$480 million loan to develop a decarbonisation project in Chile.

22 June 2023

Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year winners announced

Latin Lawyer announced the winners of its 17th annual Deal of the Year Awards at a charity dinner in São Paulo on 11 May, which was attended by over 270 guests.

12 May 2023

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