Work Area: Telecoms

Colombia defeats arbitration claim by América Móvil

Colombia has prevailed in a billion-dollar International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim by Mexico's América Móvil over the alleged expropriation of a telecoms concession.

18 May 2021

Multiple firms in cross-border Andean Tower financing

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York and São Paulo and Garrigues in Chile, Colombia and Peru have helped digital infrastructure provider Andean Telecom Partners (ATP) obtain a US$420 million financing through a capital market issuance and a loan.

11 May 2021

Oi completes first judicial restructuring sale

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has helped Brazilian financial group Piemonte acquire five data centres from Oi, marking the telecoms company’s first divestment under its judicial restructuring.

30 March 2021

KKR and Telefónica launch US$1 billion fibre optics venture in Chile

US private equity investor KKR has hired three Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP offices and CMS Carey & Allende in Santiago to pay some US$1 billion for a majority stake in Telefónica Chile’s fibre optic network, through which both companies will launch the country’s first open access wholesale fibre optics venture.

03 March 2021

Oi sells mobile division to Claro, Telefónica and TIM

Brazil’s BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has helped local telecoms group Oi sell its mobile business to the local subsidiaries of multinational counterparts Claro, Telefónica and TIM for US$3 billion.

10 February 2021

Souza Mello and Almeida Advogados in Brazilian telecoms tower deal

Souza, Mello e Torres has helped the Brazilian subsidiary of multinational telecoms infrastructure company IHS Towers buy local counterpart Skysites.

20 January 2021

Telefónica sells assets to American Tower in US$9.4 billion deal

US telecoms infrastructure company American Tower has hired three Allen & Overy LLP offices, Marval O'Farrell Mairal in Buenos Aires, Brazil’s Pinheiro Neto Advogados and DLA Piper LLP in Santiago and Lima to acquire the communication tower division of Telefónica’s subsidiary Telxius for US$9.4 billion.

19 January 2021

Oi auctions off telecoms and data assets in Brazil

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão in São Paulo has helped Brazilian telecoms giant Oi auction off a portfolio of phone tower and data assets for US$261 million, as part of the group’s ongoing restructuring process.

18 December 2020

Blackstone sells Brazilian telecoms assets to Digital Colony subsidiary

Linklaters in New York and Brazil’s Stocche Forbes Advogados have helped an infrastructure subsidiary of US investment group Digital Colony acquire telecoms company Phoenix Tower do Brasil from US private equity giant Blackstone.

02 December 2020

ECIJA expands in Brazil, Costa Rica and Guatemala

Spanish firm ECIJA has added to its existing footprint in Latin America by recruiting five partners in Brazil, including hires from Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira, Agel Advogados and Veirano Advogados, and one partner from Aguilar Castillo Love (Costa Rica), while also absorbing a firm in Guatemala.

06 November 2020

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