Market: International

Uruguay conditionally clears Iberia-Air Europa deal

Uruguay’s antitrust authority has imposed remedies on a merger for the first time as it conditionally approved Iberia’s proposed purchase of Air Europa.

19 April 2021

ViacomCBS buys major Chilean TV network from WarnerMedia

Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York and Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Chile) have helped US media group ViacomCBS acquire Chilean broadcaster Chilevisión and its Spanish-language streaming platform from US counterpart WarnerMedia.

16 April 2021

Ecuador faces arbitration claim over mining project

Chile’s state-owned copper company has filed an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) claim against Ecuador over the alleged failure of its national mining company to develop a multibillion copper project near Quito.

16 April 2021

Baker McKenzie appoints Mexican partner to global real estate head

Global law firm Baker McKenzie LLP has elected its current Latin American real estate head and Mexico partner Juan Bernardo García to lead the firm’s global operations in the field.

15 April 2021

Chile makes first sovereign sustainable bond offering

The Republic of Chile has hired Linklaters in New York, Lee and Li in Taipei and Morales & Besa in Santiago to issue the country’s first sovereign sustainable bonds, raising US$1.5 billion.

15 April 2021

Brazil’s Samarco files for bankruptcy amid bondholder suits

Mining company Samarco Mineração has filed for judicial reorganisation in Brazil after bondholder litigation in the US and Brazil scuppered restructuring negotiations held in the aftermath of two environmental disasters.

15 April 2021

Holland & Knight and Thompson & Knight in merger talks

US law firms Holland & Knight LLP and Thompson & Knight LLP have announced plans of a possible combination, which would boost the firms’ positions in Mexico where both have offices.

14 April 2021

Brazilian pulp arbitration leads to cyber hack challenge

A São Paulo court has stayed a partial award in a multibillion-dollar International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) dispute over the sale of a pulp maker while it considers allegations that the arbitration has been tainted by cyber hacking.

14 April 2021

Several firms in Brazilian agribusiness acquisition

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in New York and Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados in São Paulo have helped chemicals and minerals company ICL do Brasil acquire counterpart Compass Minerals América do Sul for 2.2 billion reais (US$402 million).

14 April 2021

Linklaters promotes LatAm arbitration head to partner

Linklaters has promoted its Latin American arbitration head to partner, strengthening its regional offering in Washington, DC.

13 April 2021

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