Market: International

Bruchou advises on bonds issue

Bruchou, Fernández Madero, Lombardi & Mitrani has recently finished working with Banco Bansud SA on an issue of US$15 million in collateralised bonds issued by the Municipality of Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires.

11 May 2001

Hunton & Williams lures corporate practice group from rival

Six Latin American specialists who have been working for Greenberg Traurig, including some of the firm’s leading specialists in the region, are moving to Hunton & Williams.

11 May 2001

Sidley & Austin and Brown & Wood join forces

Sidley & Austin and Brown & Wood have announced they are merging. The new firm will be known as Sidley Austin Brown & Wood

11 May 2001

Thacher Proffitt boosts Latin American capabilities with new hirings

Thacher Proffitt & Wood has announced the appointment of new partners at its New York office and at its affiliate firm in Mexico City, Thacher Proffitt & Wood SC.

11 May 2001

French law firm launches in Mexican market

French law firm Ngo, Miguérès & Associés has announced a partnership with Mexico’s Doporto, Beltrán & Legorreta, making it the first French law firm to invest in Mexico directly.

03 May 2001

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz helps supermarket secure international loan

On April 25, 2001, COTO Centro Integral de Comercialización SA, an Argentine supermarket chain, received a US$175 million syndicated loan from The Chase Manhattan Bank, Rabobank, Citibank, Banco Galicia, Credit Suisse First Boston, Banco Francés and Banco Nación Argentina.

03 May 2001

Vieira de Almeida advises Portuguese road company on Brazil deal

Vieira de Almeida & Associados has advised Brisa, Portugal’s biggest road concession and a significant player in Europe, on a R$245 million (approximately US$115 million) investment in a 20 per cent equity stake of Companhia de Concessões Rodoviárias SA.

27 April 2001

Bruchou helps bring securitisation of non-performing assets to Latin America

Banco Bansud SA, the Argentine bank controlled by Banco Nacional de México SA, has accomplished the first securitisation of non-performing and sub-performing assets ever in Latin America.

20 April 2001

Carvalho de Freitas partner joins telecom regulator

At the invitation of the Organization of the American States (OAS), Fabio Kujawski, partner of Brazilian Carvalho de Freitas e Ferreira, joined the Brazilian Delegation at the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission.

20 April 2001

Pérez Alati advises in Phoenix Financial Trust securitisation

Argentina-based Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz represented Credit Suisse First Boston in the arrangement and establishment of the Phoenix Financial Trust and its issue of US$350 million in senior and subordinated trust debt certificates.

20 April 2001

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