Market: International

Regulating in the digital age: on the run from the law

As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace and buzzwords such as “metaverse” and “AI” are absorbed into everyday vocabulary, lawmakers are scrambling to keep up with new digital trends. This poses fresh challenges to GCs that are trying to stay ahead of the curve and avert legal risks, said panellists at LACCA Live Miami in September.

30 January 2023

Cuba challenges sovereign debt assignment in English courts

An eight-day trial is under way in London to decide whether a Cayman fund can bring a claim against Cuba for payment of an almost 40-year-old sovereign debt governed by English law and denominated in now-defunct German Deutschmarks.

30 January 2023

Americanas files Chapter 15 in New York

Rio de Janeiro-headquartered retail giant Americanas has sought New York recognition of its Brazilian judicial recovery proceedings to protect its US assets, two weeks after it disclosed a near four-billion-dollar gap in its balance sheet.

27 January 2023

US SPAC combines with Argentine food tech company

Four offices of Linklaters have helped Argentine plant-based protein company Moolec merge with a US special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in a deal worth US$375 million.

27 January 2023

Braskem expands 3D printing offering with US buy

Three offices of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP have helped Brazilian petrochemicals business Braskem acquire taulman3D, a US company that manufactures materials used in 3D printing.

25 January 2023

Spanish and Brazilian firms steer cross-border fruit acquisition

Garrigues in Murcia and Brazilian firm Demarest Advogados have helped Spain's The Natural Fruit Company (TNFC) acquire Valencia-headquartered Bollo International Fruits and its Brazilian operations.

25 January 2023

Dominican company gets financing for gas-fired power plant

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and OMG in Santo Domingo has helped Dominican company SIBA Energy obtain a financing worth 4.1 billion pesos (US$72 million) for a gas-fired power plant.

24 January 2023

Latin Lawyer announces International Lawyer of the Year Award

Featured in 17th Annual Awards

Latin Lawyer is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s International Lawyer of the Year Award: Julie Bédard from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

23 January 2023

Australia’s Macquarie blows into Brazil’s wind power market

Mattos Filho has helped Corio Generation, a subsidiary of Australian financial services group Macquarie, ink a partnership with Brazilian counterpart Servtec Energia to build local offshore wind farms.

23 January 2023

Familiar firms return for CFE renewables loan

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York and Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, SC in Mexico City have helped Mexican state-owned electricity group Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) obtain a US$100 million loan to fund local renewable energy projects.

23 January 2023

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