Market: Colombia

Avianca seeks to modify conditional clearance of tie-up with Viva

Avianca has urged Colombia’s aviation regulator to modify the conditions imposed on its acquisition of Viva Air to take account of the latter’s reduced operations after it filed for insolvency last month.

27 April 2023

US company buys LatAm oil inspection group

US oil inspection company AmSpec has hired a slew of Latin American law firms to buy Texas-based counterpart Oil Test Internacional, expanding its presence in 13 countries across the region.

26 April 2023

Cartagena port gets US$120 million refinancing

Three Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP offices and Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas in Bogotá have helped Canadian infrastructure group Frontera obtain a US$120 million facility to refinance debt relating to its port terminal in the northern Colombian city of Cartagena.

19 April 2023

Rappi snaps up Brazilian start-up Box Delivery

Colombian delivery business Rappi has hired Felsberg Advogados in São Paulo to buy Brazilian food delivery start-up Box Delivery, marking the unicorn’s largest-ever acquisition.

17 April 2023

Brigard Urrutia announces new managing partner

Colombian Elite firm Brigard Urrutia has appointed Carlos Fradique as its new managing partner, replacing outgoing Carlos Umaña.

13 April 2023

Mexican fintech eyes LatAm expansion with US$90 million loan

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and Cuatrecasas (Colombia) have helped Mexican fintech Clara secure a credit line worth US$90 million.

13 April 2023

I Squared buys data centres in Colombia

DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán in Bogotá and SMPS Legal in Mexico City have helped US investor I Squared Capital acquire Colombian company Zetta Data Center Complex.

13 April 2023

Several firms lead Banco de Bogotá sustainable debt tap

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York and DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán have helped Colombia’s Banco de Bogotá raise US$230 million by issuing sustainable bonds.

12 April 2023

Dentons boosts three LatAm offices

International firm Dentons has bolstered several of its Latin American outposts by hiring a partner and counsel in Ecuador and Argentina, and appointing a director from its own ranks in Colombia.

05 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

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