Topic: ESG

Which law firms were the most popular in 2021?

As companies weathered the ongoing economic and social aftershocks offset by the covid-19 pandemic, they relied on external counsel to guide them through the uncertainties of 2021. The latest Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies? research, a study published by Latin Lawyer’s affiliate publication LACCA, reveals the most popular law firms among the region’s largest corporations.

21 April 2022

Which firms are leading in the financial sector?

Featured in Who Represents Latin America's Biggest Banks?

As part of LACCA’s newest research into Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Banks, we take a look at the most popular firms for the region’s leading financial organisations as well as what’s been driving legal work in the sector.

19 April 2022

Deal Focus: Banco do Brasil’s first social bond issuance

Featured in Who Represents Latin America's Biggest Banks?

Amidst the boom of sustainability-linked issuances in Latin America, LACCA speaks to the team at Banco do Brasil about the work that went into the company’s first ever social bond issuance and why it’s important for financial institutions to be at the forefront of ESG initiatives.

19 April 2022

Chile’s HIF Global obtains decarbonisation-focused investment

The New York and Chicago offices of Latham & Watkins LLP have helped Chilean energy group HIF Global raise US$260 million in an equity investment to fund the global expansion of its decarbonisation business.

19 April 2022

Which law firms were the most popular in 2021?

Featured in Who represents Latin America's biggest companies 2021?

The boom of innovative transactions in 2021, such as IPOs and hybrid bond issuances, ensured that leading Latin American companies kept their external advisers on hand as they waded through an increasingly complex raft of legal matters.

11 April 2022

Mexico’s Fibra UNO gets US$300 million green financing

Holland & Knight (Mexico) has helped a trust managed by the country’s largest real estate investment vehicle, Fibra UNO, obtain a green loan worth 6 billion pesos (US$300 million).

08 April 2022

Banco Nacional de Costa Rica issues first social bonds

BLP (Costa Rica) has advised a group of investors led by IDB Invest in a US$75 million social bond issuance by Banco Nacional de Costa Rica (BNCR) – the first transaction of its kind in the country.

05 April 2022

Dutch fund invests in Colombian sustainable meat production

Allen & Overy LLP in São Paulo and Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá have helped Dutch fund &Green invest in Colombian agribusiness company Hacienda San José (HSJ) to support sustainable meat production in the South American country.

25 March 2022

Brazilian sanitation company issues first sustainable bonds

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has helped Sanepar, a state-owned sanitation company in Paraná, issue sustainable bonds worth 600 million reais (US$116 million).

09 March 2022

Chile issues world’s first sovereign sustainability-linked bonds

Linklaters in New York and Morales & Besa in Santiago have helped the Republic of Chile become the world’s first-ever nation to issue sustainability-linked bonds, raising US$2 billion.

08 March 2022

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