Market: Bolivia

Paraguayan beef producer makes rare cross-border issuance

Paraguayan beef-processing company Frigorífico Concepción has hired Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in London and New York and Ferrere (Bolivia) to issue notes worth US$100 million.

19 March 2020

In the loop: why communication is key to advocacy

GCs in Latin America are trying to make lobbying a more open and transparent process. As part of our lobbying series, GCs across the region tell LACCA why communicating the intricacies of government relations to those outside the legal department is essential to keep the process of advocacy legitimate.

10 March 2020

From lobbying to advocacy: shaping government policy

New reports that US oil multinationals successfully lobbied policymakers in favour of environmentally harmful legislation have lent credence to the age-old stereotype of lobbyists swarming the White House. But in Latin America the public perception of corporate lobbying can be hostile, something many companies are trying to change. LACCA finds out how companies are using advocacy as a force for good.

24 February 2020

News in brief – 10 February

This month’s news in brief sees developments in Brazil’s famed criminal investigation against state-owned Petrobras, political changes in Bolivia and Peru, and moves towards the legalisation of marijuana in Mexico.

10 February 2020

Leading Lights 2019

Featured in Pro bono 2019

Law firms that stand out for the pro bono work done by their lawyers and for their efforts to build a lasting pro bono infrastructure, both internally and in their legal market.

05 February 2020

Bolivia’s political crisis: then and now

Bolivia plunged into a political crisis after the country’s former leader Evo Morales was forced to step down at the end of 2019, following accusations he committed electoral fraud in October’s election. With an election rerun looming in May, some of the country’s top lawyers reflect on the crisis and predict what might be next for the South American country.

13 January 2020

Levi Strauss expands in the Andean region

White & Case LLP in Houston, Peru’s Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados, Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos in Santiago and Ferrere (Bolivia) have helped US retail giant Levi Strauss & Co buy 80 stores from its Andean-based distributor, The Jeans Company, for US$50 million.

09 January 2020

Brazil returns to the foreground for M&A ahead of 2020, say bankers

After a troubling 2018, this year saw Brazilian M&A activity begin to return to form – with healthy projections for 2020 – but broader prospects across the region are distinctly varied, according to panellists speaking at Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual M&A conference in São Paulo.

13 December 2019

A balancing act

Featured in Talent management 2019

Lawyers don’t tend to leave a career in private practice to go in-house for the money, instead they’re often after better equilibrium between their professional and personal lives. Nowadays, law firms are competing better with companies on the work–life balance they offer their associates, but how successful are their efforts?

28 November 2019

Green bonds raise securities’ prices but require faith, say panellists

Green and social responsibility bonds can drive up pricing and even company share value, but can also incur higher transaction costs – meaning companies considering issuing them must share the same values to be confident the bonds will pay off,  heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 2nd Annual Capital Markets conference – which took place on 19 November in São Paulo.

28 November 2019

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