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LATAM Airlines wins Chapter 11 plan approval

Over two years after it sought Chapter 11 protection in New York, LATAM Airlines has received court approval of a restructuring plan that will facilitate the injection of about US$8 billion through a capital increase, the issuance of convertible bonds and new debt.

22 June 2022

Canadian oil group enters Ecuadorean investment agreement

Ecuador’s ROBALINO has helped Canadian oil and gas group Gran Tierra Energy enter into an investment agreement with the Ecuadorean government to protect the company’s oil blocks in the Andean nation worth US$190 million.

30 March 2022

Multiple firms in Ecuador’s latest DPR offering

Hogan Lovells LLP in New York has helped Ecuadorean Banco del Austro make a debt issuance worth nearly US$88 million secured by a portfolio of dollar-denominated diversified payment rights (DPRs).

19 January 2022

Azul backs off from LATAM offer after restructuring filed

Two days after South America’s largest airline LATAM submitted a Chapter 11 plan in New York, one of its Brazilian competitors has backed off from an offer to combine with the Chile-headquartered company.

08 December 2021

Ecuador’s ROBALINO opens in Cuenca

ROBALINO has opened a new office in Cuenca, the Highly Recommended firm’s fifth office in Ecuador.

01 December 2021

Ecuadorean firms hatch poultry acquisition

Ecuador’s Procesadora Nacional de Alimentos (Pronaca) has enlisted Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (PBP) to acquire Avesca, a local egg producer.

11 October 2021

PPO, ROBALINO and Altra Legal join Ally Latinx

Latin American law firm network Ally Latinx has expanded in the region by incorporating Bolivian firm PPO Abogados, Ecuador’s ROBALINO and Altra Legal in Paraguay as new members.

01 October 2021

Ecuador in “default” as stay on Perenco arbitration award is lifted

Bahamian oil company Perenco says Ecuador has defaulted on an undertaking to pay a US$391 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) award, as a US court lifts a stay on its enforcement.

03 August 2021

Ecuador’s Spingarn & Marks adds partners with Robalino Law hires

Ecuadorean outfit Spingarn & Marks has strengthened its public law, natural resources and aviation offerings by hiring a group of lawyers from local firm Robalino Law, with two joining as partners.

21 July 2021

Ecuadorean firms seal logistics purchase

Ecuador’s largest medical instruments distributor, Corporación Omninvest, has relied on local firm Robalino Law to purchase Tababela Cargo Center – the only import-export logistics operator at Quito Airport – for some US$27 million.

20 July 2021

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