10 February 2017

This week, Veirano announced a round of promotions in Brazil and PPU advised the initial purchasers on a $210 million offering by Tecnoglass, the Colombian glass manufacturer.

In New York, Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne confirmed discussions for a potential combination. If the merger goes ahead, the combined entity will be home to over 4000 lawyers and a revenue of over $2 billion globally. Neither firm has offices in Spain, however their Latin American footprint shows no overlap: Norton Rose has offices in Bogota, Caracas and Rio de Janeiro while Chadbourne is in Mexico and Sao Paulo. The firms also share the same building in New York.

The Dominican Republic remained a hotbed of transactions for law firms, with a landmark airport refinancing, and a multi-million dollar pharma merger.

The Latin American Lawyer and Iberian Lawyer are proud to return to San José, Costa Rica on February 22nd as media partners to the ICC VIII International Arbitration Congress. If you are attending this event, let us know!

The Latin American Lawyer and Iberian Lawyer will also be hosting our first arbitration masterclass in Central America which will take place on February 23rd and is now sold out!

Ignacio Abella
Editor –
The Latin American Lawyer
Iberian Lawyer
Twitter: @LatAmEditor


Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley instruct PPU on notes offering by Tecnoglass
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero Du & Uría acted as Colombian counsel to the initial purchasers in the $210 million offering by Tecnoglass.

Veirano promotes 4 new partners
Veirano Advogados announced the promotion of three associates in Sao Paulo and one in Rio de Janeiro to the partnership.

Norton Rose and Chadbourne confirmed merger discussions
Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke have issued separate statements about discussing a potential combination.

Simpson Thacher advised the banks on Cementos Argos financing
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett acted for JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Natixis in a $660 million bridge loan financing to Cementos Argos.

Pillsbury launches Miami office, eyes Latin America work
International law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman announced the launch of an office in Miami, its second in Florida and 21st worldwide.

Pellerano instructed on global sale of Hospira Infusion Systems
Pellerano & Herrera advised ICU Medical on the Dominican Republic aspects of its $1 billion global acquisition of Hospira from Pfizer.

Headrick, Milbank, Orrick and Squire Patton Boggs guide landmark airport refinancing
The four law firms were instructed on the refinancing of a $533 million loan for Aerodom, a deal which is believed to be the largest refinancing transaction in the Dominican Republic.

Simpson Thacher advised underwriters on $750 million debt offering by Embraer
BB Securities, JP Morgan Securities and Santander Investment Securities instructed Simpson Thacher in a SEC-registered offering by Embraer.

Consortium Legal instructed on Cuestamoras acquisition in Costa Rica
The Costa Rican team of Central American law firm Consortium Legal advised Cuestamoras on its acquisition of Farmacias La Bomba, a local pharmacy chain.

PPU instructed on mining finance in Colombia
Philippi, Prietocarrizosa, Ferrero DU & Uría assisted gold miner Continental Gold in securing a $250 million credit facility.

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