Work Area: Energy

Engie sells thermoelectric plant to Brazilian investors

Brazilian investors Perfin and Starboard have hired Mattos Filho and Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper, respectively, to jointly acquire a local thermoelectric plant for 2.2 billion reais (US$429 million) from Engie Brasil.

22 September 2022

CGE restructures to meet new regulations in Chile

Cuatrecasas (Chile) has helped local utility group Compañía General de Electricidad (CGE) carve out its power transmission business as a standalone entity.

15 September 2022

Marval promotes four to partnership

Argentine Elite firm Marval O'Farrell Mairal has elevated four lawyers to its senior rank, strengthening its energy, banking, litigation and industrial property departments.

15 August 2022

Holland & Knight absorbs mining boutique in Colombia

Highly Recommended firm Holland & Knight (Colombia) has incorporated local mining boutique Estudio Jurídico Montoya y Asociados, appointing its founding partner as of counsel.

12 August 2022

Brookfield sells assets to Grupo Energía Bogotá and Brazil’s Argo

TozziniFreire Advogados and Magalhães Reis Figueiró Advogados have helped Brazilian energy group Argo Energia and its Colombian majority shareholder Grupo Energía Bogotá (GEB) acquire transmission assets from Canada’s Brookfield for 4.3 billion reais (US$831 million).

12 August 2022

Familiar firms in Petrobras US$1.5 billion tender offer

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York has helped Brazilian oil titan Petrobras make a US$1.5 billion tender offer to acquire 20 series of notes denominated in three currencies.

09 August 2022

Colombian firms brace for first left-wing government

As the Andean nation inaugurates Gustavo Petro as its first-ever leftist president, Colombian law firms are preparing for radical changes in the energy sector, as well as tax reform and an increased focus on climate change and ESG.

08 August 2022

Rio Grande do Sul finalises energy privatisation in Brazil

Machado Meyer Advogados has helped the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul divest its entire stake in government-run power generation company CEEE-G, which is the final entity to be auctioned off in that state’s energy privatisation process.

08 August 2022

PPU hires in Peru as partner departs for Dentons

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Peru) has hired a natural resources partner from a local outfit, which coincided with the departure of a banking and finance lawyer from the regional firm to Dentons' Lima office.

04 August 2022

PPU and Gómez-Pinzón in Colombian power sale

Grupo Energía Bogotá (GEB) has hired Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia) to buy power transmission company Elecnorte from UK investment group Ashmore.

27 July 2022

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