Market: International

Macquarie and Norsk Hydro get funds for renewables JV in Brazil

Seven White & Case LLP offices and Dias Carneiro Advogados in São Paulo have helped several banks provide non-recourse financing to a Brazilian wind project developed by Australian investor Macquarie and Norwegian miner Norsk Hydro, which is estimated to be worth US$700 million.

08 August 2023

China and LatAm: is anything standing in the way?

Latin America is awash with new business opportunities as China warms back up to the international market following a shutdown during the covid-19 pandemic. Excitement at many law firms across the region is palpable, with China’s pioneering advances in technology, penchant for long-term investments and unique way of negotiating deals forcing lawyers to innovate like never before.

07 August 2023

Saudi Arabian investors inject US$3.4 billion into Vale subsidiary

Five Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP offices and Demarest Advogados in São Paulo have helped the base metals subsidiary of Brazilian mining giant Vale receive a US$3.4 billion investment from Saudi Arabia’s Manara Minerals and Californian investment fund Engine No. 1.

07 August 2023

Register now for Latin Lawyer private equity event in New York

Nicolas Camacho, the managing director and head of M&A in Latin America for Deutsche Bank, has been announced as one of many speakers set to attend Latin Lawyer’s Private Equity conference in New York in October. Read on for more information and how to register.

07 August 2023

Venezuela defeats dual-national’s pharma claim

A United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) tribunal has declined jurisdiction over a US$200 million investment treaty claim brought by a dual national against Venezuela over the expropriation of a pharmaceutical business.

07 August 2023

LatAm’s largest construction group raises funds in follow-on

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in São Paulo and Brazilian firm Demarest Advogados have helped Latin America’s largest construction company MRV Engenharia raise 1 billion reais (US$205 million) in a follow-on offering.

07 August 2023

Baker McKenzie poaches LatAm talent from Greenberg

Baker McKenzie LLP has added clout to its Latin America practice group by hiring a shareholder from Greenberg Traurig LLP as a partner in its New York office.

04 August 2023

US credit bureau Equifax snaps up Brazil’s Boa Vista

Four Hogan Lovells LLP offices and Machado Meyer Advogados in São Paulo have helped the Brazilian arm of US consumer credit reporting agency Equifax acquire local counterpart Boa Vista in a deal worth 3.1 billion reais (US$583 million).

04 August 2023

US confectioner buys Brazilian counterpart Dori

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York and Mattos Filho in São Paulo have helped Ferrera Candy Company – the largest sugar confectioner in the US – acquire Dori Alimentos, one of Brazil’s leading manufacturers and distributors of sweets and snacks.

03 August 2023

Panamanian energy group gets US$100 million financing

Mayer Brown LLP in New York and Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee in Panama City have helped Panamanian energy company ENSA Grupo EPM obtain a US$100 million loan from IDB Invest and Scotiabank.

03 August 2023

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