Work Area: Telecoms

BT divests Latin American assets

Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo has advised the buyer on the Brazilian leg of US private equity group CIH’s acquisition of Latin American assets from British telecoms company BT.

03 November 2020

Mexican digital markets probe may spark jurisdictional fight

26 October 2020

Brazil’s TIM completes US$5.5 billion merger amid restructuring

Brazil’s Veirano Advogados has advised on a 31 billion reais (US$5.5 billion) merger between telecoms giant TIM Brasil and its holding company TIM Participações as part of the group’s reorganisation.

16 October 2020

América Móvil divests US prepaid wireless business for US$6.9 billion

Mexico’s América Móvil has hired Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York to sell its prepaid mobile services provider, TracFone, to US counterpart Verizon in a deal totalling US$6.9 billion.

16 September 2020

Creditors to vote on amendments to Oi’s landmark reorganisation

Three White & Case LLP offices and BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão in São Paulo have helped Brazilian telecoms company Oi present creditors with amendments to its US$20 billion restructuring plan – which was approved in 2019 – in a bid to get higher offers on assets put up for sale and extend new loans.

25 August 2020

Telecoms investor files arbitration claim against Costa Rica

A Venezuelan investor has brought an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) additional facility claim against Costa Rica seeking at least US$25 million for the alleged expropriation of his mobile phone distribution business.

21 August 2020

Multiple firms behind VTR’s US$2.4 billion debt transactions

Chile’s Carey has helped local telecoms company VTR make several international debt transactions worth US$2.4 billion in total.

12 August 2020

Legal director of Brazilian telecoms group talks breaking new ground

Ana Beatriz Lindoso is at the helm of new telecoms group Viasat’s legal team, which is seeking to become the first company in Brazil to offer internet services across the whole country by the end of 2020 – no easy feat given the nuances of each state. She tells LACCA about the legal processes behind this project and explains why she made the move to such a novel company.

10 August 2020

Telecoms company gets loan in Ecuador

Flor & Hurtado in Quito has helped the Inter-American Corporation for the Financing of Infrastructure (CIFI) seal a US$10 million loan to telecoms business Ecuador Tower Company (ETC).

06 August 2020

Liberty buys Telefónica’s Costa Rica assets after failed Millicom deal

Several Baker Botts LLP offices and EY Law (Costa Rica) have helped telecoms company Liberty Latin America agree to buy all Telefónica’s operations in Costa Rica for some US$500 million, only three months after the Spanish telecoms giant’s sale of the same assets to counterpart Millicom fell through.

03 August 2020

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