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Labour lawyers meet in Miami to discuss regional trends

The growing importance of ESG principals are influencing the evolution of labour law in Latin America, according to speakers at Latin Lawyer Live: Labour and Employment held yesterday in Miami.

29 September 2022

Grupo Argos gets US$750 million credit line for US subsidiary

Argos North America – the US branch of Colombian cement and energy conglomerate Grupo Argos – has hired Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York to obtain a US$750 million credit line to refinance its existing debt.

12 September 2022

Phoenix Tower refinancing calls on LatAm counsel

Locke Lord LLP in Boston and New York and Latin American firms have helped US telecoms group Phoenix Tower International restructure several loans held by its Latin American and US subsidiaries and package them into one single US$2 billion facility, including an acquisition financing it recently obtained to buy Chilean tower assets.

31 August 2022

Several firms steer US$170 million Colombian energy loan

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and Chicago and DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán in Bogotá have helped Colombian energy company Termoeléctrica el Tesorito get a US$170 million loan.

12 August 2022

UK car dealer Inchcape buys Chilean counterpart Derco

British automotive company Inchcape has enlisted Herbert Smith Freehills in London, Claro & Cía in Santiago, Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá, Bolivian firm PPO Abogados and Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima to acquire Chilean counterpart Derco for £1.3 billion (US$1.5 billion).

11 August 2022

Ceramics group raises funds to refinance debt in Mexico

Several firms have helped Mexico’s Grupo Lamosa obtain US$197 million through two separate loan and securities transactions, the proceeds of which it will use to repay existing debt.

21 July 2022

Bogotá buses drive home financing 

Two offices of Clifford Chance LLP, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia) and Mendoza in Bogotá have helped French and Colombian development banks lend US$130 million to the Bogotá bus system TransMilenio for the acquisition of an electric bus fleet.

20 July 2022

Advent invests in Colombian hotel group

Advent has hired DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán to partner with Colombia’s GHL Hotels, in which the US private equity group will invest to support the Andean hotel chain.

16 May 2022

Ferrere and Brigard Urrutia help Emergent Cold expand in LatAm

Emergent Cold Latin America has hired Ferrere (Uruguay) and Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá to acquire cold storage facilities in Uruguay and Colombia in two separate deals, expanding its presence across the region.

09 May 2022

Colombian port completes US$524 million financing

The New York and Paris offices of Herbert Smith Freehills and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá have helped a group of project sponsors obtain a US$524 million financing to develop a port in northern Colombia.

04 May 2022

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