Market: International

Kraft Heinz buys food company in Brazil

Brazilian firms Madrona Advogados and BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão have helped the local branch of US food company Kraft Heinz purchase Companhia Hemmer Indústria e Comércio, a Brazilian company focused on condiments and sauces.

07 October 2021

Colombian medical company combines with US SPAC

Greenberg Traurig LLP in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Arendt & Medernach in Luxembourg and Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia) have helped international pharmaceutical company Procaps combine with a US special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in a US$160 million deal that makes the Latin American business a publicly-listed entity.

06 October 2021

Creditas and Nubank join forces in Brazil

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in Palo Alto and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo have helped Brazil’s Nubank, the world’s largest digital bank, and Creditas, the country’s largest fintech for secured loans, enter into a partnership.

06 October 2021

Dentons launches tie-up with Guevara & Gutiérrez in Bolivia

Global law firm Dentons has launched its previously announced combination with Bolivian Highly Recommended firm Guevara & Gutiérrez - Servicios Legales, becoming the first global law firm with a presence in the South American country.

05 October 2021

Mexican concessionaire gets first green toll road financing

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC in Mexico City and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in New York have helped Mexican motorway operator Red de Carreteras de Occidente obtain its first green loan, worth 2 billion pesos (US$100 million).

05 October 2021

Lefosse in global food container acquisition

US logistics business HAVI Group has turned to Neal Gerber Eisenberg LLP in Chicago and Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo to acquire PMI Worldwide, a manufacturer of sustainable food and drink containers with facilities in the Brazil.

05 October 2021

Guiding the return to office

The post-pandemic return to the office presents novel hurdles for in-house counsel, so GCs should avoid getting tangled up in the quickly changing consensus by staying abreast of the latest regulations and implementing measures that go beyond the standard, both in the workplace as well as at home.

04 October 2021

Brazilian investment group Patria hires new global GC

Pedro Rufino Carvalho, former co-head of the Latin America practice at UK-Australian firm Herbert Smith Freehills, tells LACCA about what motivated him to return in-house, and why patience and strong communication channels are key to the success of an in-house team.

04 October 2021

LEGO Group named WTR’s Latin America Team of the Year

We are pleased to announce that the LEGO Group is the winner of LACCA's sister publication World Trademark Reviews’s 2021 Latin America Team of the Year Award. Speaking to WTR, Arturo Ishbak Gonzalez Martínez, senior corporate counsel, Latin Americas, reflects on how the team met a challenging 12 months head on.

04 October 2021

Chile taps international market with US$2.1 billion social bonds

Linklaters in New York and Morales & Besa in Santiago have helped the Republic of Chile issue US$2.1 billion worth of social bonds in separate euro and US dollar-denominated tranches.

04 October 2021

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