Market: International

LatAm-focused disputes boutique launches in Miami and Madrid

US arbitrator Carlos Concepción has launched a new Miami-headquartered disputes boutique, which Munia El Harti Alonso has joined as counsel in Madrid from Ecuadorean firm ROBALINO.

18 December 2023

Chilean hospital concessionaire gets US$396 million loan

Larrain y Asociados in Santiago has helped a group of banks lend US$396 million to the sponsors of a concessionaire for the development and maintenance of three hospitals in Chile.

18 December 2023

Samarco restructures US$4.8 billion debt pile

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has helped Brazilian miner Samarco exchange a series of notes, reducing its debt pile from US$4.8 billion to approximately U$3.7 billion.

15 December 2023

Chilean companies win contract for LatAm’s largest e-bus fleet

Chile’s Barros & Errázuriz Abogados has helped local infrastructure group Kaufmann and sustainable mobility business Andres Motor win a contract to supply the world’s second-largest fleet of electric buses, in a deal valued at US$590 million.

15 December 2023

Malaysian toll road investor lodges ICSID claim against Argentina

A Malaysian construction group has brought an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Argentina over a toll concession.

15 December 2023

Lobo de Rizzo guides Cargill biodiesel buy in Brazil

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has helped the Brazilian subsidiary of US food group Cargill acquire biodiesel company Granol.

15 December 2023

Involve antitrust lawyers early on for seamless LatAm M&A deals

Standing beside clients from the very beginning of merger and acquisition transactions until post-closing clearance is vital to minimise the risks of legal complications and maximise the rate of regulatory approval, said speakers at Latin Lawyer’s M&A conference in São Paulo.

14 December 2023

France's JCDecaux inks Central American merger

Four Dentons offices have helped the Panamanian subsidiary of French advertising giant JCDecaux merge its Central American outdoor publicity operations with Guatemalan media company Grupo Publigrafik.

14 December 2023

Globant snaps up LatAm advertising assets

Seven DLA Piper offices have helped Argentine-founded technology consultancy Globant buy a majority stake in US-based advertising agency GUT, which has offices across Latin America.

14 December 2023

Lawyers are vital in preventing modern slavery in supply chains

A lack of legislation and enforcement has allowed modern slavery go largely undetected in Latin American supply chains for years, giving lawyers a crucial role in raising the topic in board rooms and helping companies ensure that they comply with local labour laws and standards.

13 December 2023

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