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Increase flexibility or risk losing female partners, warn panellists

The latest generation of female lawyers are less willing to sacrifice significant portions of their personal lives to climb the ranks, indicating that firms should normalise flexibility and promote a healthier work-life balance if they want to keep women on track for partnership.

19 October 2021

América Móvil and Liberty combine Chilean operations

Mexican telecommunications company América Móvil has enlisted three offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos in Santiago to enter into a joint venture agreement with Liberty Latin America to combine their respective Chilean operations, Claro Chile and VTR.

11 October 2021

Guiding the return to office

The post-pandemic return to the office presents novel hurdles for in-house counsel, so GCs should avoid getting tangled up in the quickly changing consensus by staying abreast of the latest regulations and implementing measures that go beyond the standard, both in the workplace as well as at home.

04 October 2021

Chilean company gets acquisition financing for Colbún assets

Chilean renewables company Alfa Desarrollo has relied on several White & Case LLP offices to raise US$1.1 billion in a debt issuance, the proceeds of which it will use to fund its purchase of assets from Colbún Transmisión.

01 October 2021

BCI gets green light to launch in Peru

Chile’s BCI has enlisted Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas in Lima to help it obtain regulatory approval for the incorporation of its Peruvian finance subsidiary, which brings the Chilean bank one step closer to launching operations in Peru next year.

30 September 2021

Globalvía acquires Chilean motorway projects from Brookfield

Spanish transport concessionaire Globalvía has hired Barros & Errázuriz Abogados to purchase a minority stake in two Chilean motorway projects from Canadian investor Brookfield Americas Infrastructure.

29 September 2021

Moneda and Patria create LatAm investment platform

Chile’s Moneda Asset Management has hired Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, Barros & Errázuriz Abogados in Santiago and Uruguay's Guyer & Regules to join forces with Patria Investimentos to create a US$26 billion investment platform.

15 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

Carey hires prominent constitutional lawyer as public law head

Latin Lawyer Elite firm Carey has boosted its public law group by hiring prominent constitutional lawyer Patricio Zapata as practice head, a month after the committee responsible for drafting Chile’s new constitution met for the first time.

11 August 2021

Chilean start-up gets US$230 million in debt and equity financing

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP in Silicon Valley, Cuatrecasas (Chile) and San Francisco and Guerrero Olivos in Santiago have helped Chilean finance start-up Xepelin raise US$230 million from investors in debt and equity funding rounds.

06 August 2021

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