Market: Chile

US energy equipment company consolidates in LatAm

Three Winston & Strawn LLP offices and Mexican firm Ritch Mueller y Nicolau, SC have helped US energy equipment manufacturer Chart Industries acquire UK counterpart Howden from KPS Capital Partners for US$4.4 billion.

12 April 2023

Barros & Errázuriz elevates two lawyers to partner

Chilean Elite firm Barros & Errázuriz Abogados has promoted two practitioners to its partnership, bolstering the labour and data protection departments.

11 April 2023

Multiple firms steer US$950 million Chilean copper mine buy

Several offices of international firms Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, as well as Bofill Escobar Silva Abogados and Bofill Mir Abogados in Santiago, have helped Canada’s Lundin Mining buy a majority stake in the Chilean subsidiary of Japanese counterpart JX Nippon Mining & Metals for US$950 million.

06 April 2023

Chile’s Barros Silva opens antitrust practice with hire

Chilean firm Barros Silva Varela & Vigil has hired a partner with previous experience from Urenda Rencoret Orrego y Dörr Abogados to head up its newly inaugurated antitrust department.

06 April 2023

Which law firms were the most popular in 2022?

As war in Europe and high interest rates destabilised the global and regional markets, leading Latin American companies kept their external legal advisers close by to navigate the choppy waters. The latest Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies? research, a study published by Latin Lawyer’s affiliate publication LACCA, reveals the most popular law firms among the region’s largest corporations.

04 April 2023

Chile’s Parque Arauco makes US$130 million issuance

Chilean real estate group Parque Arauco has enlisted Morales & Besa to issue notes worth 3 million unidades de fomento (US$130 million).

31 March 2023

Chile purchases World Bank catastrophe bonds

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York has helped Chile purchase and exchange catastrophe bonds issued by the World Bank’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), a deal worth US$630 million.

30 March 2023

Peruvian mining group buys equipment assets

Two Cuatrecasas offices have helped Peruvian mining group Stracon buy the Chilean and Peruvian assets of US equipment rental company AMECO.

29 March 2023

Chile deepens probe into telecoms infrastructure deal

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has launched an in-depth investigation into the US$358 million acquisition of Entel’s fibre optic business by a joint venture partly owned by Telefónica over concerns the deal could foreclose competitors.

16 March 2023

Chilean HR start-up raises US$48 million in funding round

Three Cooley LLP offices and Villarino e Ilharreborde Abogados in Santiago have helped Chilean HR start-up Rankmi raise US$48 million in a Series A funding round led by Softbank and through its  merged with Mexican counterpart Osmos.

10 March 2023

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