Market: International

France’s Vinci Airports lands in Mexico with billion-dollar buy

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in New York and Nader, Hayaux & Goebel in Mexico City have helped France’s Vinci Airports enter Mexico by acquiring a stake in local airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) for US$1.17 billion.

05 January 2023

Oi sells telecom towers amid recovery proceedings

A subsidiary of Brazilian telecoms infrastructure group Highline has hired Vinson & Elkins LLP in New York and Stocche Forbes in São Paulo to buy 1.7 billion reais (US$325 million) worth of assets from Oi, as part of the seller’s ongoing judicial recovery.

05 January 2023

Multiple firms shine in Colombian solar loan

Mayer Brown LLP in Washington, DC and Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá have helped Spanish renewables company Solarpack secure a loan worth 656 billion Colombian pesos (US$138 million) to develop two photovoltaic plants in the South American country.

05 January 2023

Cuatrecasas nabs M&A partner from Gómez-Pinzón

Cuatrecasas (Colombia) has added firepower to its corporate and M&A team by hiring a partner from Gómez-Pinzón, while its managing partner – Manuel Quinche – has been appointed to the Iberian firm’s renewed board of directors.

04 January 2023

Several firms power electricity company loan in Peru

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International in Lima has helped electricity company Red de Energía del Perú (REP) land a US$106 million loan.

04 January 2023

Honduras hit with mega-claim over special economic zones

A US company has made good on its threat to file an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Honduras over plans to repeal special economic zones, seeking almost US$11 billion in damages.

03 January 2023

Several firms steer cross-border data centre buy

Several firms have helped data centre operator Aligned acquire Latin American-focused counterpart ODATA from Brazil’s Patria Investimentos and US IT company CyrusOne.

03 January 2023

Former ambassador returns to Foley & Lardner in Miami

Foley & Lardner LLP has strengthened its Latin American offering by re-appointing the former US ambassador to Bolivia as a senior international business adviser in its Miami office.

03 January 2023

Enel sells Chilean transmission business for US$1.4 billion

Arteaga Gorziglia in Santiago has helped Chile’s Sociedad Transmisora Metropolitana (STM) acquire the local electricity transmission subsidiary of Italian energy giant Enel for US$1.4 billion.

22 December 2022

LatAm firms help UPS seal Bomi acquisition

Seven Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP offices, Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá, Brazil’s Mattos Filho and Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima have helped US delivery company UPS finalise its acquisition of Italian healthcare logistics group Bomi.

22 December 2022

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