Market: Chile

Interchile raises US$1.2 billion in green bond issuance

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados in Santiago has helped Chilean electricity company Interchile complete its debut issuance of green bonds worth US$1.2 billion, marking the largest green debt tap in Latin America’s power sector.

03 August 2021

Several firms in cross-border water merger

UK company Waterlogic has enlisted Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in London and New York, DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán in Bogotá, NLD Abogados in Santiago and McConnell Valdés LLC in San Juan to acquire Quality Water Service’s (QWS) operations in Chile, Colombia and Puerto Rico.

03 August 2021

Mainstream gets project finance for renewables in Chile

Milbank in New York and Carey in Santiago have helped Irish company Mainstream Renewable Power obtain a US$178 million loan to complete a wind and solar project in Chile.

02 August 2021

State Grid completes US$3 billion purchase of Chile’s CGE

Chinese power company State Grid has relied on Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in Beijing and Claro y Cía in Santiago to complete its 2.6 billion euros (US$3 billion) acquisition of Spanish counterpart Naturgy’s stake in Chilean transmission group Compañía General de Electricidad (CGE).

30 July 2021

Chilean investor snaps up real estate assets

Chile’s Bci Asset Management has turned to local firm Ried Fabres to buy real estate company Inmobiliaria DOM and obtain a financing to fund the acquisition.

29 July 2021

AT&T sells LatAm assets to Argentina’s Grupo Werthein

Argentina’s Grupo Werthein has enlisted four Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP offices and Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi in Buenos Aires as lead Latin American counsel to acquire regional entertainment company Vrio from US telecommunications group AT&T.

27 July 2021

Barros & Errázuriz and Cuatrecasas seal Chilean financing deal

Chilean finance group Ameris Capital has turned to Barros & Errázuriz Abogados to obtain a loan to fund its acquisitions of stakes in investment funds.

27 July 2021

Uber acquires remaining stake in Cornershop

Three Gunderson Dettmer offices in the US and DLA Piper (Chile) have helped grocery delivery start-up Cornershop sell the remaining stake in the company to Uber for US$1.4 billion.

26 July 2021

Several firms in Brazil-Chile waste management acquisition

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in São Paulo and Carey in Santiago have helped Brazilian environmental management company Ambipar purchase Chilean counterpart Disal and its subsidiary Suantras for a combined US$179 million.

23 July 2021

Poor political will plagues anti-corruption efforts in Latin America

A study by the Vance Center’s Lawyers Council for Civil and Economic Rights has revealed that several anti-corruption agencies in Latin America lack sufficient independence from government powers to operate effectively, while the absence of political will to fight white-collar crime is dragging the region behind in its anti-corruption efforts.

22 July 2021

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