Market: Latin America & Caribbean

Australian miner enters Chile with Sierra Gorda buy

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos in Santiago has helped Australian miner South32 buy a stake in Chilean copper mine Sierra Gorda from Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo in a deal worth over US$2 billion.

19 October 2021

Increase flexibility or risk losing female partners, warn panellists

The latest generation of female lawyers are less willing to sacrifice significant portions of their personal lives to climb the ranks, indicating that firms should normalise flexibility and promote a healthier work-life balance if they want to keep women on track for partnership.

19 October 2021

Cescon Barrieu stars in CEEE-T privatisation financing

Brazil’s CPFL Energia has enlisted Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados to raise 960 million reais (US$175 million) in a debt issuance, which the company will use to pay for its acquisition of state-owned power supplier CEEE-T.

19 October 2021

Wind farms get loan to cancel debt in Uruguay

Cuatrecasas in Madrid and Ferrere (Uruguay) have helped two wind farms in Uruguay operated by Spanish energy company Alarde obtain a loan to refinance and cancel an existing debt facility.

19 October 2021

Chávez Vargas returns for Fovissste issuance

Chávez Vargas Minutti SC has helped state-owned mortgage provider Fovissste raise 10 billion Mexican pesos (US$486 million) in its first mortgage-backed issuance of the year.

19 October 2021

Banco do Brasil makes US$1.5 billion debt transactions

Three offices of Hogan Lovells LLP and Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper in São Paulo have helped Banco do Brasil issue new bonds and launch a concurrent tender offer, with both deals worth US$1.5 billion.

19 October 2021

Demarest hires from Campos Mello

Brazilian Elite firm Demarest Advogados has appointed two lawyers to its partnership by hiring a partner and senior associate from Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper, bolstering its energy and natural resources group.

18 October 2021

Alsea and Bain Capital co-invest in European restaurant operator

Mexican restaurant operator Alsea has hired Garrigues in Madrid and DLA Piper Gallástegui y Lozano in Mexico City to increase its stake in its subsidiary Alsea Europe through a joint investment with US private investment fund Bain Capital, worth nearly 111 million euros (US$128 million).

18 October 2021

Energy company gets financing to build Chile’s largest solar plant

Five offices of Latham & Watkins LLP and Larrain y Asociados in Santiago have helped Chilean energy company Generadora Metropolitana obtain a financing package worth US$987 million.

18 October 2021

Mattos Filho helps Oncoclínicas in double acquisition

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has advised private Brazilian medical group Oncoclínicas in the acquisition of two healthcare assets, worth more than 800 million reais (US$148 million) in total.

18 October 2021

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