Market: Chile

Seven LatAm firms in Spanish tech company Atento’s debt tap

Multiple law firms – seven from Latin America – have helped Spanish business technology company Atento issue US$500 million worth of notes.

12 March 2021

KKR and Telefónica launch US$1 billion fibre optics venture in Chile

US private equity investor KKR has hired three Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP offices and CMS Carey & Allende in Santiago to pay some US$1 billion for a majority stake in Telefónica Chile’s fibre optic network, through which both companies will launch the country’s first open access wholesale fibre optics venture.

03 March 2021

Enel Américas gets US$500 million loan in Chile

Winston & Strawn LLP in New York and Chile’s Carey have helped Santiago-headquartered power company Enel Américas obtain a US$500 million loan from a syndicate of banks.

02 March 2021

Intertug completes towage sale to Chile’s SAAM

Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá has helped Colombian towage company Intertug complete the sale of a majority stake in its business, including its Mexican subsidiaries, to Chilean logistics company SAAM for US$50 million.

01 March 2021

BTG Pactual snaps up Chilean shopping centres

Chile’s Barros & Errázuriz Abogados has helped a real estate fund of BTG Pactual Chile divest its remaining stake in local property group Vivocorp and buy two shopping centres from the same company – for which it also obtained an acquisition financing – in a deal worth US$480 million in total.

26 February 2021

Chile takes US lithium miner to ICC

Chile has filed a US$15 million International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) claim against a US lithium mining company over royalty payments due under an agreement to exploit one of the world’s largest reserves of the valuable metal.

26 February 2021

Real estate investor snaps up warehouse assets in Chile

Chile’s Barros & Errázuriz Abogados has helped local property investor Independencia Administradora General De Fondos increase its stake in local warehouse operator Bodenor Flexcenter in a US$167 million deal and obtain a loan to fund the purchase.

23 February 2021

Chilean copper miner gets Japanese investment and project finance

Chilean miner Mantos Copper has hired three Simmons & Simmons offices in the UK and Baker McKenzie (Chile) to obtain an US$847 million financing – including a substantial capital injection from Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials – to expand its Mantoverde mine.

22 February 2021

Latin Lawyer's Leading Lights for pro bono

Featured in Pro bono 2020

Here we celebrate “Leading Lights”, the law firms making a noteworthy contribution to strengthening Latin America’s pro bono culture.

22 February 2021

Pro bono: Clearing the way

Featured in Pro bono 2020

As clearing house membership reaches an all-time high, the institutions across the region acting as the go-between for law firms and pro bono projects are reinventing themselves, adapting to the times to provide first-class responses to those most in need. They are plugging gaps, as well as making pro bono networks more inclusive.

22 February 2021

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