Market: Colombia

Several firms in US-Swiss US$1.4 billion plastics maker buy

Jones Day offices in Cleveland and São Paulo; Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima; Santos Neto Advogados in São Paulo; Argentina’s Wiener, Soto, Caparrós; and Gamboa, García & Cardona in Bogotá have helped a US polymer manufacturer acquire a colour masterbatch business from Switzerland’s Clairant for US$1.4 billion, expanding its existing presence in Latin America.

30 July 2020

Ex-Obama official to co-chair Holland & Knight’s global trade group

Holland & Knight LLP has appointed a former Barack Obama undersecretary to co-head its international trade department, bringing years of experience working in Latin American trade to the role.

29 July 2020

Furlough or flounder? LatAm's government subsidy schemes

Featured in Covid-19: managing in a crisis

It is an old egalitarian principle to leave no one behind. But structural inequalities, lack of political will and a huge percentage of informal workers in Latin America means that not everyone is legally protected by government furlough schemes during the covid-19 pandemic.

27 July 2020

The Elite

The 2020 Latin Lawyer Elite firms lead the way in their respective markets on account of the excellent work they do for clients, but also because they invest significant time and effort in maintaining their competitive edge through astute business development and careful talent management.

24 July 2020

Colombian data broker fined for including political sanctions in credit histories

This article was originally published in Latin Lawyer's sister publication, Global Data Review (GDR).

23 July 2020

Firms snub recruitment as lateral partner hires fall by a third

Partner hires at law firms operating in Latin America fell by almost a third in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in the previous year, as firms rein in expansion amid the covid-19 pandemic.

22 July 2020

IDB Invest supports first private social bonds in Colombia

Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá and Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez in Panama City have helped IDB Invest underwrite the first social bonds issued by a private company in Colombia.

17 July 2020

Garrigues helps launch Pacific Alliance infrastructure fund

Garrigues (Peru) has helped Colombian investment manager Sura and Peruvian holding company Credicorp Capital set up a US$87 million infrastructure fund that will invest in the Pacific Alliance countries.

16 July 2020

Spanish insurer Mutua Madrileña snaps up assets in Colombia and Chile

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría in Santiago and Bogotá has helped Spanish insurance company Mutua Madrileña buy assets in Chile and Colombia.

14 July 2020

Colombia fines football ticket cartel

Colombia’s antitrust enforcer has fined the country’s football federation and two ticket retailers over €4 million (US$4.5 million) for a conspiracy that inflated the price of tickets by up to 350% for FIFA World Cup qualifying events.

13 July 2020

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