Market: Argentina

Several firms steer YPF bond exchange

Argentine oil company YPF has secured approval from noteholders to exchange debt maturing next month, with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and local firm Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi advising the company and a quartet of firms including Clifford Chance LLP, Bomchil, Dechert and DLA Piper (Argentina) acting for creditor groups.

12 February 2021

Two firms in rare Argentine investment in Miami

Marval O'Farrell Mairal in Buenos Aires has helped a group of Argentine investors acquire a majority stake in Miami-based food distributor Alimentos Australes.

09 February 2021

DLA Piper arbitration partner rejoins Argentine state team

Mariana Lozza has left the partnership at DLA Piper to return to the Argentine Treasury Attorney General’s Office, where she will lead the state’s defence in international arbitrations.

08 February 2021

Five firms help province of Córdoba restructure US$1.7 billion

Argentina’s second most populated province, Córdoba, has called on Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York and Washington, DC and Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani in Buenos Aires to restructure US$1.7 billion worth of foreign debt.

02 February 2021

Martínez de Hoz stars in Equinor-YPF oil block sale to Shell

Martínez de Hoz & Rueda in Buenos Aires has helped Norwegian oil company Equinor divest a minority stake in an Argentine offshore oil field, which it jointly owns with local counterpart YPF, to Shell.

02 February 2021

Argentine footballer settles dispute over image rights

Argentine footballer and Juventus striker Paulo Dybala has settled an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration worth around €35 million (US$42 million) with his former agent over image rights, a dispute that reportedly scuppered potential moves to English clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

28 January 2021

Several LatAm firms in worldwide Fiat-Peugeot merger

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in London and New York and three Linklaters offices have helped Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Peugeot, respectively, in their US$38 billion global merger, which also called on several Latin American law firms.

25 January 2021

Mercado Libre joins the list of LatAm sustainable bond issuers

Four Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP offices and a group of Latin American law firms have helped Argentine e-commerce company Mercado Libre raise US$1.1 billion in an inaugural international debt tap, which included a tranche of sustainability-linked bonds worth US$400 million.

22 January 2021

Marval O’Farrell steers winning Argentine metro bid

Marval O'Farrell Mairal has helped a local consortium win a bid to operate the Buenos Aires underground Subte for the next 12 years.

22 January 2021

Telefónica sells assets to American Tower in US$9.4 billion deal

US telecoms infrastructure company American Tower has hired three Allen & Overy LLP offices, Marval O'Farrell Mairal in Buenos Aires, Brazil’s Pinheiro Neto Advogados and DLA Piper LLP in Santiago and Lima to acquire the communication tower division of Telefónica’s subsidiary Telxius for US$9.4 billion.

19 January 2021

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