Work Area: Shipping & Maritime

Romero Pineda, Consortium and Skadden in Tropigas loan

Panamanian liquefied gas distributor Tropigas has hired Romero Pineda & Asociados in San Salvador to obtain a US$40 million loan to fund the construction of a transport ship and expand a maritime terminal at the southeastern Salvadorean port of La Unión.

24 February 2016

Ferrere opens second Ecuador office

Ferrere has opened an office in the Ecuadorean port of Manta just six months after entering the country.

12 January 2016

São Paulo court blocks ruling on mortgage over contested OSX vessel

A São Paulo court has suspended a lower court decision declaring the mortgage on an oil production and storage vessel formerly owned by OSX invalid, in the latest clash between the ship’s bondholders and creditors.

18 August 2015

Brazil snaps up Norwegian shipping assets

Vieira, Rezende, Barbosa e Guerreiro Advogados in Rio de Janeiro, Norway’s Wikborg Rein, and Dutch law firm NautaDutilh have helped Marlin Navegação in Brazil and Marlin International Coöperatief in the Netherlands buy five oil and gas service vessels from Norwegian offshore oil services company DOF.

29 April 2015

Demarest obtains funding for dredging in São Paulo

Brazilian infrastructure development company Salus has hired Demarest Advogados as deal counsel to issue debentures worth US$100 million to dredge a canal and improve access to ports operated by Ultrafertil, a subsidiary of logistics company VLI, and steel producer Usiminas on the Atlantic coast.

09 April 2015

US court scuppers US$17 billion Colombian treasure hunt

A US maritime salvage company has lost its claim to US$17 billion worth of treasure on the seabed off the coast of Colombia after its right to appeal a previous Washington, DC federal court verdict on its dispute with the Colombian government expired on Monday.

26 March 2015

Rio becomes first beneficiary of government dredging scheme

Rio de Janiero has become the first city to benefit from the government’s US$1.6 billion dredging programme after Loeser e Portela Advogados helped a consortium of Dutch dredging companies led by Van Oord agree a contract to deepen the navigation channels serving the city’s port.

18 March 2015

2014: a year in review

With political and economic change on the horizon for many Latin American countries, 2014 was marked by a slew of strategic hires in the region’s legal markets. Whether it be Mexico’s energy reforms, Argentina’s upcoming presidential elections or Brazil’s newly elected parliament, law firms spent 2014 gearing up for what is expected to be a busy year ahead. Vincent Manancourt takes a look at some of the most memorable developments in Latin America’s legal markets over the last 12 months

08 January 2015

Latin Lawyer’s conference schedule for 2015

Read on to find out the confirmed dates for Latin Lawyer’s conference schedule next year, plus other events in the region from our sister publications LACCA and Global Arbitration Review.

12 December 2014

Six firms in Peruvian port finance deal

White & Case LLP’s Miami, New York, London and Mexico City offices and Hernández & Cía Abogados in Lima have helped subsidiaries of Peruvian industrial conglomerate Grupo Romero obtain project finance worth US$280 million to convert Peru’s second-largest port into the country’s main terminal for mineral shipments.

10 December 2014

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