10 August 2016

While the eyes of the world are on Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics, the Latin American law firms remain busy with landmark deals and expanding capabilities.

FERRERE and Kennedys opened yet more offices in the region. The former launched in Cochabamba, its third office in Bolivia. The latter fully integrated its Chilean affiliate in the partnership and launched in Colombia with the former general counsel of RSA and an insurance lawyer from DLA Piper.

Meanwhile, PPU acted on the financing for the expansion of Santiago de Chile´s international airport while in Ecuador, PBP was instructed on a landmark PPP contract.

The Latin American Lawyer will be in Washington DC in September as media partners to the IBA conference so let us know if you are attending and want to meet up.

Ignacio Abella
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PPU instructed on airport financing in Chile
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría advised a syndicate of banks in the financing of the expansion of Santiago de Chile´s international airport.

FERRERE opens third Bolivia office
Montevideo-headquartered law firm FERRERE announced the opening of a new office in Cochabamba, its third in Bolivia.

Davis Polk instructed on Cnova Brazil reorganization
Davis Polk advised the Via Varejo Special Committee in the reorganization of Cnova Brazil.

Marval promotes two to the partnership
Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal announced the promotion of Cristian Bittel y Daniel Di Paola to the partnership.

Perez Bustamante & Ponce instructed on major PPP contract in Ecuador
Perez Bustamante & Ponce advised Consur in the negotiation and execution of an PPP (Public Private Partnership) contract for the construction of Río 7-Huaquillas, a 95 km road in Ecuador bordering with Peru.

Simpson Thacher advises Albanesi on inaugural high yield notes offering
Simpson Thacher acted for Generación Mediterránea, Generación Frías, and Central Térmica Roca, co-issuers; and Albanesi, the guarantor, in connection with the inaugural high yield notes offering.

Consortium instructed on Barceló acquisition in El Salvador
Consortium Legal, the Central American law firm, advised Barceló Hotels & Resorts on a multi million dollar acquisition in El Salvador.

Kennedys opens new offices in Colombia and Chile
Kennedys, the insurance specialist law firm, announced it has opened offices in Chile and Colombia.

Cleary, Pellerano & Herrera and Simpson Thacher instructed on Dominican Republic debt offering
Citigroup Global Markets and JP Morgan Securities instructed Pellerano & Herrera and Simpson Thacher in the reopening of $500 millionbonds issued by the Dominican Republic. Cleary advised the Republic

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IBA Annual Conference Washington 2016

18-23 Sept, Washington DC

The 2016 IBA Annual Conference in Washington, DC will feature around 200 conference sessions on a wide range of topics, such as the challenges of law firm management and international relationships, ethics, the future of the legal profession, and the rule of law and human rights. Read more

Pacific Alliance: growing opportunities in Projects and Infrastructure

20 Sept, Washington DC

This session, to be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC, will bring together the founding member law firms of the series, General Counsel and key partners at international law firms.
Having picked the “low hanging fruit of integration”, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru have challenges ahead, challenges which are likely to show the Alliance untapped potential.
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Tax incentives in Latin America, challenges for the European Investor

27 September, Madrid

The debate in Madrid will bring together leading tax lawyers across Latin America, international corporate counsel and partners at global law firms to discuss tax incentives in the region and the challenges for European investors. Read more