Work Area: Shipping & Maritime

Machado Meyer and Lefosse dock cross-border port bid

Dutch port operator APM Terminals has hired Machado Meyer Advogados to acquire port assets from Brazilian shipbuilder Estaleiro Atlântico Sul (EAS), following a 455 million reais (US$89 million) bid.

13 September 2022

Several firms anchor Santos port acquisition

Machado Meyer Advogados and Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados have helped a port operator controlled by Brazilian fund IG4 Capital acquire US$259 million worth of assets in the state of São Paulo from Rumo, the logistics group of Cosan.

26 July 2022

Norway's BW buys Petrobras assets and oil storage vessel

Mattos Filho has helped Norwegian company BW Energy acquire two deepwater oil fields from Petrobras and a Brazil-based floating production storage unit (FPSO) from Italy's Saipem in a deal worth nearly US$150 million in total.

01 July 2022

Braskem enters JV to build Mexican import terminal

Petrochemical company Braskem has enlisted three White & Case LLP offices to enter into a joint venture with Dutch logistics services provider Advario to build an ethane import terminal in Mexico.

24 June 2022

Several firms help Nowports become Mexico’s latest unicorn

Mexican digital cargo platform Nowports has hired Gunderson Dettmer in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, Creel Abogados in Mexico City and Chile's Pérez-Iñigo, Ugarte y Baraona Abogados to raise US$150 million in a Series C funding round, which made the start-up a unicorn.

31 May 2022

Demarest and Martinelli steer tugboat fleet acquisition

Brazil's SAAM Towage has relied on Demarest Advogados to buy a large fleet of tugboats from local maritime services company Starnav for US$198 million.

19 May 2022

Colombian counsel stars in US$3 billion cross-border shipping buy

French container ship group CMA CGM has called on three offices of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá to acquire assets from US supply chain services provider Ingram Micro in a global deal worth US$3 billion.

09 May 2022

Colombian port completes US$524 million financing

The New York and Paris offices of Herbert Smith Freehills and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá have helped a group of project sponsors obtain a US$524 million financing to develop a port in northern Colombia.

04 May 2022

Three firms guide Brazil’s first port privatisation

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has helped Brazilian asset manager Quadra Capital win a bid for a concession relating to two ports in the eastern Brazilian state of Espírito Santo, marking the country’s first port privatisation.

07 April 2022

Colombian port docks US$394 million credit line

Cuatrecasas (Colombia) has helped a group of lenders, including IDB and IDB Invest, grant a US$394 million credit line to a port in the northern department of Antioquia.

25 January 2022

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