Market: Colombia

Brazil and Peru’s debt capital markets activity dips in 2020

Featured in Deal reports 2020

Debt capital markets activity rose in Argentina, Chile and Colombia during the first half of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, according to data collected by Latin Lawyer – while Peru saw a drop in the number of these deals and Brazil experienced a shift in favour of the equity capital markets.

21 September 2020

Brazilian and Colombian regulators step up green bond efforts

Colombia's banking regulator has become the first in Latin America to issue a regulatory framework for green bonds, as Brazil’s central bank has also pledged its backing.

21 September 2020

Banco Davivienda issues landmark gender-focused social bonds

US firm Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP and Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá have helped IDB Invest structure and underwrite the first ever gender-focused social bonds – worth US$100 million – in an issuance made by Colombia’s Banco Davivienda.

21 September 2020

Several firms steer ISA-I Squared Capital power deal in Peru

Baker McKenzie LLP offices in New York and Lima have helped the Peruvian branch of Colombian power company ISA Group buy Orazul Energy Peru from US private equity business I Squared Capital for US$158 million.

14 September 2020

Multiple firms in cross-border Andean telecoms loan

Morrison & Foerster LLP in New York, Chile’s Guerrero Olivos and Garrigues’ offices in Lima and Bogotá have helped telecoms group Andean Telecom Partners (ATP) obtain a US$170 million credit facility to fund its operations in Chile, Colombia and Peru.

09 September 2020

Latin Lawyer and LACCA's covid-19 information hub

In response to the unprecedented impact of covid-19, Latin Lawyer and LACCA launched a free-to-view and regularly updated information hub. Read about legislation and official communications issued by governments across Latin America in response to the evolving crisis here.

03 September 2020

Colombia covid-19 information hub

As governments respond to the pandemic by enacting emergency legislation that will affect all areas of society and doing business, we are providing a central information hub that contains the enacted legislation and other relevant official communication issued in relation to the crisis.

02 September 2020

Brazil and Mexico’s 2020 M&A volume holds strong, but Colombia and Peru drop

Featured in Deal reports 2020

M&A activity in Latin America’s biggest two markets during the first half of 2020 was consistent with 2019 levels, according to data collected by Latin Lawyer, while Colombia and Peru saw a decrease.

01 September 2020

Exploring the minimum wage across Latin America

Most countries have a national minimum wage in some form. For legal teams at both local businesses and multinational corporations across several jurisdictions, keeping up with minimum wage requirements can be tricky. In this article, LACCA turns to member firms of Ius Laboris, the world’s largest HR and employment law firm alliance, to provide a comparison of how rates differ across Latin America, taking into account any recent developments from the covid-19 pandemic.

25 August 2020

Colombia’s Supreme Court can handle Uribe case, observers say

Following the Colombian Supreme Court’s landmark decision ordering former President Álvaro Uribe under house arrest amid allegations of fraud and witness tampering, lawyers and analysts have underlined the independence of the country’s highest judicial institution and its capability to handle the case, but warn against the matter being moved to other institutions.

24 August 2020

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