Market: International

Pro bono: Leading Lights

Featured in Pro bono 2022

Latin Lawyer is pleased to present our Leading Lights for 2022, the law firms making a noteworthy contribution to strengthening Latin America’s pro bono culture.

16 January 2023

Australian investor injects funds into LatAm public transport

Two offices of White & Case LLP have helped Australian investor AMP Capital obtain financing to acquire electric bus projects and concessions in Bogotá and Santiago.

16 January 2023

Pro bono: Building bridges

Featured in Pro bono 2022

Fostering collaboration between law firms and building relationships with local clearinghouses is crucial for Latin American outfits to make their pro bono practices more successful. Firms may compete with one another to win M&A or capital markets mandates, but pro bono practices must work together to help those most in need.

13 January 2023

Canadian copper company inks investment with Ecuador

Bustamante Fabara has helped Canadian copper company Solaris Resources and its Ecuadorean subsidiary invest US$42 million in a local mining project.

13 January 2023

Several firms help Puerto Rican fintech land US$615 million loan

BLP in San José and Guatemala City and Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez SC in Mexico City have helped Puerto Rican payment processing company Evertec secure a US$615 million credit line.

13 January 2023

Pro bono: The road to progress

Featured in Pro bono 2022

Engagement in pro bono work in Latin America grows every year and law firms across the region are consolidating their offerings by taking important steps to further institutionalise their practices, but our research suggests much more needs to be done to get lawyers involved.

12 January 2023

Visum on track to be first green Colombian REIT

Arnold & Porter in New York and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá have helped a fund managed by Colombian real estate trust Visum Capital obtain a sustainability-linked loan worth 260 billion pesos (US$54 million) to invest in green commercial properties.

12 January 2023

LatAm firms hit jackpot with Spanish casino debt tap

Arendt & Medernach in Luxembourg, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in London, three Garrigues offices and Morgan & Morgan in Panama City have helped Spanish gaming company Cirsa issue €425 million (US$426 million) worth of notes.

12 January 2023

Hughes Hubbard boosts LatAm offer with partner promotion

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP has strengthened its Washington, DC office by promoting a Latin America-focused counsel to its partnership.

11 January 2023

Cobra Group finalises Petrobras assets buy with Shell prepayments

Brazil’s Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper and Ferrere (Uruguay) have helped Cobra Group – the Spanish affiliate of Brazilian power company Carmo Energy – complete its US$1.1 billion acquisition of onshore oil assets from Petrobras.

11 January 2023

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