Market: International

BBVA issues first sustainable bonds in Uruguay

DLA Piper LLP in New York and Guyer & Regules in Montevideo have helped the Uruguayan branch of BBVA raise US$15 million in the country’s first sustainable bond issuance.

08 March 2021

Hogan Lovells LatAm partner moves to Womble Bond Dickinson

US-UK firm Womble Bond Dickinson LLP is making a play for Latin America, hiring an oil and gas and finance partner from Hogan Lovells LLP who previously held a senior role in that firm's Latin America practice.

05 March 2021

Four firms in Marfrig’s US$3.25 billion debt transactions

Brazilian food processing company Marfrig has hired Linklaters in New York and Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo to issue debt and launch a tender offer, with both transactions combined worth US$3.25 billion.

05 March 2021

IDB Invest backs first sustainable bond programme in Central America

Allen & Overy LLP in New York and BLP (Costa Rica) have helped IDB Invest issue a credit guarantee facility to back Banco Promerica’s US$50 million sustainable bond programme, the first of its kind in Central America.

05 March 2021

International Lawyer of the Year: Andrew Levine

05 March 2021

KKR and Telefónica launch US$1 billion fibre optics venture in Chile

US private equity investor KKR has hired three Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP offices and CMS Carey & Allende in Santiago to pay some US$1 billion for a majority stake in Telefónica Chile’s fibre optic network, through which both companies will launch the country’s first open access wholesale fibre optics venture.

03 March 2021

Enel Américas gets US$500 million loan in Chile

Winston & Strawn LLP in New York and Chile’s Carey have helped Santiago-headquartered power company Enel Américas obtain a US$500 million loan from a syndicate of banks.

02 March 2021

Peru's draft arbitration law risks “chaos” in domestic cases

Peru is considering a bill that will require all arbitrators in domestic cases to have their legal qualifications certified by a state regulator or face removal from tribunals – a move that practitioners warn will cause “chaos” and effectively bar foreign lawyers from hearing those disputes.

02 March 2021

Four firms in e-commerce company Mosaico IPO

Milbank in New York and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in São Paulo have helped Brazilian digital content and e-commerce company Mosaico launch an IPO worth 1.2 billion reais (US$218 million).

02 March 2021

Uruguayan company gets loan to buy trains for UPM pulp mill

Posadas, Posadas & Vecino in Montevideo has helped a railway subsidiary of Uruguayan logistics company Grupo Christophersen and Spanish constructor Cointer obtain a 94 million euro (US$113 million) loan to finance train equipment for a railway connecting Montevideo and Paso de los Toros, where Finnish forestry group UPM is building a pulp mill.

01 March 2021

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