Market: Mexico

Garrigues poaches corporate partner from White & Case in Mexico

Garrigues (Mexico) has hired partner Manuel Groenewold from White & Case SC, bolstering its corporate and finance offering.

13 March 2023

Chilean HR start-up raises US$48 million in funding round

Three Cooley LLP offices and Villarino e Ilharreborde Abogados in Santiago have helped Chilean HR start-up Rankmi raise US$48 million in a Series A funding round led by Softbank and through its  merged with Mexican counterpart Osmos.

10 March 2023

Mexico faces NAFTA legacy claims as deadline looms

Canadian mining investors have lodged a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) legacy claim against Mexico and threatened another, as the deadline to bring such cases approaches.

08 March 2023

Brazil’s Villemor Amaral launches social security group with hire

Brazilian firm Villemor Amaral Advogados has launched a social security law practice by recruiting the founding partner of local firm Masaki Advgoados to lead the new department.

08 March 2023

Braskem and Dutch group partner for ethane project in Mexico

Baker McKenzie (Mexico) has helped Dutch liquid storage company Advario join forces with the Mexican subsidiary of Brazil’s Braskem to construct an ethane terminal in Mexico’s eastern state of Veracruz.

07 March 2023

Record gun-jumping fine levied against HP in Mexico

Mexico’s competition enforcer has issued its highest-ever gun-jumping penalty, fining HP and Poly US$3.3 million for closing their US$3.3 billion merger despite the agency’s ongoing merger review.

06 March 2023

SMPS hires Basham counsel as partner and antitrust head

Mexican firm SMPS Legal has hired a counsel from Highly Recommended Basham Ringe y Correa as partner and head of its competition and international trade teams.

03 March 2023

FEMSA nearly halves Heineken stake with US$3.4 billion offering

Two Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP offices, Dutch firm NautaDutilh and Ritch Mueller y Nicolau, SC in Mexico City have helped Mexican beverages company FEMSA cut its stake in global beer giant Heineken by nearly half, divesting €3.2 billion (US$3.4 billion) worth of shares in the Dutch beer group.

02 March 2023

Deal of the Year: the shortlists for M&A, ESG and private equity

Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce the deals shortlisted for the private and public M&A, ESG and private equity categories of our 17th annual Deal of the Year Awards.

24 February 2023

Emergent Cold expands LatAm presence with Mexican buy

Latham & Watkins LLP in Los Angeles and Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez SC in Mexico City have helped Latin American refrigeration services group Emergent Cold acquire storage and logistics company Qualianz Mexico.

24 February 2023

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