Market: Latin America & Caribbean

After one year of covid-19, what have we learnt?

A year after everything changed, Jaime Fernández Madero of Fernández Madero Consulting says now is the time to set aside old beliefs to fully embrace the new world.

13 April 2021

Eight firms in US$29 billion Mexico-US-Canada railway merger

Eight international and Mexican law firms have helped Canadian Pacific Railway and US counterpart Kansas City Southern sign a US$29 billion cash and stock merger, creating the first railroad connection between Mexico, the US and Canada.

13 April 2021

Machado Meyer steers Caixapar’s final divestment of Banco Pan

Machado Meyer Advogados has helped a division of Brazilian state-owned bank Caixa Econômica Federal divest its remaining stake in Banco Pan for US$660 million.

13 April 2021

Lefosse and Spinelli help GOL restructuring take off

Lefosse Advogados has helped Brazilian low-cost airline GOL absorb its loyalty programme business Smiles Fidelidade as part of a corporate restructuring, in a deal worth 2.5 billion reais (US$441 million).

13 April 2021

KKR snaps up Mexican assets in US$3.4 billion Sempra deal

Five Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP offices and Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC in Mexico City have helped private equity group KKR buy a minority stake in US energy company Sempra’s newly launched infrastructure business for US$3.4 billion, giving it a share in Mexican energy business IEnova.

12 April 2021

Ex-White & Case lawyer joins Hernández & Cía as arbitration partner

Peruvian firm Hernández & Cía Abogados has strengthened its arbitration practice by hiring a former international associate of White & Case LLP as partner and co-head of the department.

12 April 2021

Argentine power provider enters Chapter 11

Power plant operator Stoneway Capital Corporation has applied for Chapter 11 protection in the US and is likely to abandon its Canadian restructuring, after environmental claims filed against it in Argentina prevented the extension of a standstill agreement with creditors.

12 April 2021

Trench Rossi and Veirano steer Accenture investment in Brazil

The Brazilian subsidiary of global consulting business Accenture has hired Trench Rossi Watanabe to acquire local consulting and engineering company Pollux.

12 April 2021

Guyer & Regules and Posadas, Posadas & Vecino help settle agribusiness litigation in Uruguay

Guyer & Regules has helped German chemical company BASF and its Uruguayan subsidiary settle a litigation case with local agribusiness company Solaris regarding the termination of distribution contracts.

12 April 2021

Stocche Forbes, Ulhôa Canto and Machado Meyer in CEEE-D privatisation

Stocche Forbes Advogados and Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados have helped Brazilian power company Equatorial Energia acquire state-run electricity distributor Companhia Estadual de Distribuicao de Energia Eletrica (CEEE-D) and assume its 7 billion reais (US$1.2 billion) debt pile, in one of Brazil’s latest privatisations.

09 April 2021

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