Market: Latin America & Caribbean

Cuatrecasas helps Peru implement microfinance programme

Cuatrecasas (Peru) has helped local development bank Corporación Financiera de Desarrollo (COFIDE) structure and implement a microfinance programme worth US$410 million.

05 October 2021

Votorantim buys real estate assets in São Paulo

A real estate fund managed by Brazilian investment group Votorantim has hired Stocche Forbes to buy assets from engineering group WTorre for some 773 million reais (US$147 million).

05 October 2021

Mexican concessionaire gets first green toll road financing

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC in Mexico City and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in New York have helped Mexican motorway operator Red de Carreteras de Occidente obtain its first green loan, worth 2 billion pesos (US$100 million).

05 October 2021

Lefosse in global food container acquisition

US logistics business HAVI Group has turned to Neal Gerber Eisenberg LLP in Chicago and Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo to acquire PMI Worldwide, a manufacturer of sustainable food and drink containers with facilities in the Brazil.

05 October 2021

A unique position: The true value of GCs in driving ESG

As ESG becomes increasingly vital to business strategy, LACCA speaks to regional GCs about how legal teams can play a much bigger role in driving policies by focusing on governance and making sure key messages are heard at the board level.

04 October 2021

Guiding the return to office

The post-pandemic return to the office presents novel hurdles for in-house counsel, so GCs should avoid getting tangled up in the quickly changing consensus by staying abreast of the latest regulations and implementing measures that go beyond the standard, both in the workplace as well as at home.

04 October 2021

What comes next?: Compliance after Lava Jato

Brazil’s historic Lava Jato investigation forever changed the country’s compliance landscape, irreversibly altering the way in which business is conducted. While the probe may have come to an end however, compliance remains a key priority for Brazil’s GCs as new challenges and risks for companies mean legal teams must stay laser focused on maintaining robust and up-to-date anti-corruption and due diligence programmes.

04 October 2021

Brazilian investment group Patria hires new global GC

Pedro Rufino Carvalho, former co-head of the Latin America practice at UK-Australian firm Herbert Smith Freehills, tells LACCA about what motivated him to return in-house, and why patience and strong communication channels are key to the success of an in-house team.

04 October 2021

LEGO Group named WTR’s Latin America Team of the Year

We are pleased to announce that the LEGO Group is the winner of LACCA's sister publication World Trademark Reviews’s 2021 Latin America Team of the Year Award. Speaking to WTR, Arturo Ishbak Gonzalez Martínez, senior corporate counsel, Latin Americas, reflects on how the team met a challenging 12 months head on.

04 October 2021

Latin Lawyer 250 now live

LACCA members can now access the Latin Lawyer 250, a definitive guide to the leading law firms across Latin America.

04 October 2021

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