Market: International

Mayer Brown, Linklaters and Colombian firms advise European mining companies

The firms worked on a Memorandum of Understanding under which UK-based Billiton will acquire a one third share of Carbones del Cerrejón from Anglo American and Switzerland's Glencore, the current equal owners.

05 September 2000

Partner leaves Andrews & Kurth Latin America practice

As of September 1, 2000 Jay D Kelley joins Houston-based Vinson & Elkins with its' emphasis on energy, particularily project finance and Latin America. Jay Kelley's recent practice focuses on Argentina, Chile and Venezuela.

01 September 2000

King & Spalding expands Latin America practice

The firm announced the addition of a new attorney from Brazilian law firm Tozzini, Freire, Teixeira e Silva Advogados on August 16, 2000.

16 August 2000

Tozzini, Freire retained by Israel's largest agro-chemicals producer

The deal which closed on August 15, 2000 expands Makhteshim-Agan Industries Ltd's holdings in the Brazilian market with the purchase of the minority shares of its daughter company Milenia.

15 August 2000

Arnold & Porter, Skadden Arps and Mintz Levin in AOL transaction

The transaction with Brazilian Bank, Banco Itaú, which closed on August 11, 2000 marks AOL-LA's largest strategic transaction to date.

11 August 2000

Beccar Varela and Vieira de Almeida retained in Mercosur venture

The two firms acted in the forging of a strategic alliance between Portugal Telecom, Unibanco and Banco Galicia announced on August 1, 2000.

01 August 2000

Mexico - EU Free Trade Agreement treaties come into effect

The treaties that were approved in February and March this year came into effect on July 1.

01 July 2000

Telmex and BCI in new joint venture company

The agreement, signed on June 7, enables the two companies to compete in the South American telecommunications market.

07 June 2000

Former Panama Canal Deputy Administrator joins Akin, Gump

Joseph W Cornelison, the outgoing Deputy Administrator of the Panama Canal Commission, returns to the US in May to join Washington, DC firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP.

01 May 2000

Terra Networks agrees to acquire Lycos Inc - May

One of the world's largest Internet companies will be created by a US$12.5 billion deal that is expected to close during the third quarter of this year, subject to the receipt of domestic and foreign regulatory approval.

01 May 2000

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