Market: International

DLA Piper launches international arbitration group in Colombia

Colombia’s DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán has opened an international arbitration practice and hired a lawyer from Shearman & Sterling LLP to lead its efforts in the field.

11 March 2021

Five firms in historic US$2 billion YPF bond exchange offer

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York and Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi in Buenos Aires have helped Argentine state-controlled oil company YPF issue US$2 billion worth of bonds as part of a historic exchange offer.

11 March 2021

Dentons enters Ecuador with Paz Horowitz tie-up

Dentons has announced a combination with Ecuadorian Latin Lawyer 250 firm Paz Horowitz Abogados, taking one step closer to having an office in each of the Latin American jurisdictions.

10 March 2021

Telefónica and CDPQ launch Brazilian fibre-optic wholesaler

Brazil’s Lefosse Advogados has helped the local arm of Spain’s Telefónica join forces with Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) to launch a fibre optics wholesale company through an agreement worth 1.8 billion reais (US$306 million).

10 March 2021

Peru’s Volcan makes debt issuance and tender offer

Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York and Peruvian firm Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados have helped local mining company Volcan issue debt and launch a tender offer, with both transactions worth US$600 million.

10 March 2021

Mexican start-up gets Latin America’s largest-ever seed funding

Three Hogan Lovells LLP offices have helped Mexican e-commerce start-up Valoreo get a US$50 million seed investment, which is one of the largest amounts ever raised by a Latin American company in an initial funding round.

09 March 2021

Maduro wins ICSID representation fight with Guaidó

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro has won the latest round of his battle with Juan Guaidó over who should represent the state in international disputes, after an International Centre for Settlement of International Disputes (ICSID) tribunal refused to allow the opposition leader’s legal team to appear in a resubmitted claim by ExxonMobil.

09 March 2021

Holland & Knight hires first DFC general counsel as partner

Holland & Knight LLP has added firepower to its Latin America practice by hiring the former general counsel of the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC).

08 March 2021

Former IDB executive director joins PAG Law

US firm PAG Law has strengthened its Latin America-focused offering by hiring a former US executive director of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as partner and head of its environment, social and governance (ESG) practice.

08 March 2021

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

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