Market: International

Pérez Alati helps UBS on Argentine investment banking venture

UBS’s Brazilian joint venture will provide investment banking services in Argentina under a new agreement with a local bank, its first such deal since it was set up in October.

01 March 2021

Brazilian education IPO grades below target

Brazilian private education provider Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional has hired US firm Milbank and Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo to launch an IPO on the B3 stock exchange for 1.2 billion reais (US$228 million).

26 February 2021

CSN’s mining arm raises US$968 million in IPO

Milbank in São Paulo and New York and Pinheiro Guimarães in São Paulo have helped the mining unit of Brazilian steelmaker CSN raise 5.2 billion reais (US$968 million) in an initial public offering on the B3 stock exchange, the largest Brazilian IPO so far in 2021.

24 February 2021

BTG Pactual makes follow-on offering

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in São Paulo and New York and Brazil’s BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão have helped BTG Pactual raise 2.6 billion reais (US$475 million) in a follow-on offering.

24 February 2021

Lifetime Achievement Award: Antonia Stolper

Over nearly three decades, Antonia Stolper – head of Shearman & Sterling LLP’s Latin America affinity group – has made a name for herself as a force of nature in the region’s capital markets space, as well as driving conversations about pro bono and gender diversity. We speak to the winner of Latin Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement Award, as she steps back from Shearman’s partnership to become of counsel.

23 February 2021

Singaporean investor goes for gold in Peru

Ashurst LLP in New York, Canada’s Stikeman Elliot LLP and Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados in Lima have helped Singaporean metals investor Boroo buy one of Peru’s largest gold mines for US$307 million.

23 February 2021

ICC stands by Panama Canal arbitrators

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has refused to disqualify three arbitrators who issued a US$265 million award in favour of the Panama Canal Authority, ruling that their alleged failure to disclose certain professional relationships did not call their impartiality into question.

23 February 2021

US asset manager gets green financing to fund Uruguayan solar

US asset manager Hudson Sustainable Group has hired Greenberg Traurig LLP in New York and Guyer & Regules in Montevideo to raise US$107 million in a green financing to fund the operations of six solar farms in Uruguay.

23 February 2021

Chilean copper miner gets Japanese investment and project finance

Chilean miner Mantos Copper has hired three Simmons & Simmons offices in the UK and Baker McKenzie (Chile) to obtain an US$847 million financing – including a substantial capital injection from Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials – to expand its Mantoverde mine.

22 February 2021

Pro bono: Clearing the way

Featured in Pro bono 2020

As clearing house membership reaches an all-time high, the institutions across the region acting as the go-between for law firms and pro bono projects are reinventing themselves, adapting to the times to provide first-class responses to those most in need. They are plugging gaps, as well as making pro bono networks more inclusive.

22 February 2021

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