Work Area: Projects & infrastructure

“Brighter future” for infrastructure in Brazil and Mexico despite political turbulence

As major political shifts continue to put Latin American economies to the test, legal frameworks that are resistant to the ideologies of the governing party will be key to keeping infrastructure investments active in the region, said lawyers at Latin Lawyer Live: Regional Project Finance in New York earlier this month.

28 November 2023

Former CAF legal manager on investment hurdles in LatAm

Alejandro Bonfante Núñez – former legal manager at regional investor Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) Asset Management – tells LACCA that political willingness to promote investment makes any Latin American country a “safe harbour” for private equity and unpacks the crucial role of in-house counsel in evaluating the compliance risks associated with infrastructure projects across the region.

27 November 2023

Mayer Brown expands in Brazil and Mexico

Mayer Brown LLP has elevated three lawyers to partner and two to counsel at its associated firm Tauil & Chequer Advogados in Brazil, whilst promoting another practitioner to partner in Mexico.

24 November 2023

Cescon Barrieu adds six partners

Culminating a year packed with partner appointments at Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados, the firm has promoted a further four lawyers to its senior rank, at the same time that it has hired two additional partners.

23 November 2023

Digital infrastructure: big change needs big money

The development of AI, data centres and high-speed internet is revolutionising the world at break-neck speed, but the scope of project finance must expand for the evolving digital infrastructure landscape to remain viable in Latin America, said panellists at Latin Lawyer Live: Regional Project Finance.

21 November 2023

White & Case expands LatAm group in Mexico and New York

White & Case LLP has strengthened its Latin American offering by promoting five lawyers to the partnership in its Mexico City and New York offices as part of a global promotion round.

20 November 2023

Tren Maya continues full steam ahead with Banobras loan

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC has helped Mexican construction company ICA Empresas obtain a loan from local development bank Banobras to fund the ongoing development of the Tren Maya railway project.

16 November 2023

Sectors must unite for LatAm energy transition to succeed

Latin American industries cannot drive the energy transition alone and must strive for a united approach when implementing the necessary infrastructure for a renewables boom in the region, a director at Norwegian brokerage group DNB Markets has said.

15 November 2023

One week to go until project finance conference in New York

There is just over a week to go until top figures from Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and investment companies Alllianz, The Carlyle Group and KKR will speak at Latin Lawyer Live: Regional Project Finance in New York.

06 November 2023

Simpson Thacher nabs LatAm partner from Vinson & Elkins

Dual-qualified Vinson & Elkins LLP partner Gabriel Silva has left the firm to join the partnership at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, adding firepower to its Latin American M&A practice group.

03 November 2023

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