Héctor Hernández in our news

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

Colombian medical company combines with US SPAC

Greenberg Traurig LLP in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Arendt & Medernach in Luxembourg and Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia) have helped international pharmaceutical company Procaps combine with a US special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in a US$160 million deal that makes the Latin American business a publicly-listed entity.

06 October 2021

Barranquilla gets loan for infrastructure investments

The Colombian district of Barranquilla has hired Clifford Chance LLP in New York and Mendoza in Bogotá to obtain a US$100 million financing from Deutsche Bank.

23 September 2021

General Atlantic invests in Latin American education platform

US investor General Atlantic has turned to Mexican firm Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza & Enríquez, SC and Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría in Bogotá and Lima to inject US$70 million into regional education technology platform Crehana.

19 August 2021

Plastics maker issues Peru’s first global sustainability-linked bond

Peruvian plastic packaging company San Miguel Industrias (SMI) has hired Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and BBGS Abogados (Peru) to issue sustainability-linked bonds and launch a tender offer, with both transactions worth a total of US$585 million.

16 August 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

Deal of the Year Winner: Project Finance (Energy)

The combined project bond issuance and bank debt package was one of Latin America’s largest power project financings in 2020 and occurred over two concurrent cross-border transactions. The company’s multijurisdictional activities required the coordination of law firms in the US, Spain, Chile, Colombia and Panama. It is our energy project finance Deal of the Year.

24 May 2021

Deal of the Year 2020: the full shortlist

Latin Lawyer will announce the winners of our 15th annual Deal of the Year Awards in the daily news briefing next week. See the full shortlist here.

19 May 2021

Latin Lawyer announces Elite 2021

Latin Lawyer Elite firms have each carved out their own paths towards excellence and demonstrate unique areas of strength. Here, we reveal this year’s Elite.

12 May 2021

Colombian 4G project issues first social bonds

Paul Hastings LLP in New York, Washington, DC and London and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá have helped a Sacyr-owned Colombian concessionaire raise 760 million pesos (US$204 million) in a social bond issuance, the first-ever for a Latin American infrastructure project.

12 May 2021

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