Market: Latin America & Caribbean

Machado Meyer and Cescon Barrieu in car leasing issuance

Brazilian vehicle leasing company Companhia de Locação das Américas (Unidas) has relied on Machado Meyer Advogados to issue debentures worth 1.1 billion reais (US$208 million).

18 October 2021

SMPS Legal hires tax partner from Cuatrecasas

SMPS Legal has recruited a partner from Highly Recommended firm Cuatrecasas (Mexico), boosting its tax department.

15 October 2021

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Brazil’s Prosecutor General – Antônio Augusto Brandão de Aras – will keynote the Latin Lawyer and GIR Connect: Anti-Corruption & Investigations 2021 conference, which takes place on 20 October. Read on for further details and how to sign up.

15 October 2021

Mexican power transformers maker buys US counterpart

Mexican power transformers manufacturer ProlecGE has hired five offices of Sidley Austin LLP to acquire counterpart SPX Transformer Solutions from US engineering group SPX for US$645 million.

15 October 2021

Brazilian giftback platform gets equity investment

Brazilian giftback platform CRM&BONUS has relied on local firm Bronstein, Zilberberg, Chueiri & Potenza Advogados to raise 280 million reais (US$51 million) in a financing round.

15 October 2021

Machado Meyer and Stocche Forbes in FiBrasil’s first debt tap

Brazilian fibre optic provider FiBrasil has hired Machado Meyer Advogados to issue its first debentures, raising 550 million reais (US$102 million).

15 October 2021

Ex-Veirano lawyer joins Schmidt Valois’ tax partnership

Brazilian law firm Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira, Agel Advogados has bolstered its tax offering by hiring a former Veirano Advogados associate as partner.

14 October 2021

Three firms in US$2.4 billion co-investment for Oi asset

BTG Pactual and its affiliated telecoms company Globenet have hired Pinheiro Neto Advogados, while Warrington Investment enlisted Stocche Forbes, to co-invest 12.8 billion reais (US$2.4 billion) in V.Tal, the spinoff that holds Brazilian telecoms group Oi's fibre optic business.

14 October 2021

Brazilian sandal maker and investment fund enter US$100 million JV

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in London and BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão in São Paulo have helped Brazilian investment fund 3G Radar enter into a US$100 million joint venture with the world’s largest sandal manufacturer Grendene.

14 October 2021

Dominican Republic declares win in bus lease dispute

The Dominican Republic says it has defeated a treaty claim brought by a Spanish investor over a bus lease contract, with a tribunal concluding it was an abuse of process.

14 October 2021

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