14 December 2016



This week, PPU announced a round of promotions in Bogotá and Santiago de Chile while Marval in Buenos Aires acted for the underwriters in the debt issuance by Vicentin.

In the Dominican Republic, Pellerano & Herrera advised Central American group Poma on a $80 million hotel investment. In Mexico, Pemex instructed its regular counsel Cleary Gottlieb on a $5.5 billion offering, reportedly the first capital market deal in the country since the US elections.

Meanwhile, the oncoming issue of the Iberian Lawyer magazine will include a snapshot of the current scenario of compliance in Latin America. To subscribe to the magazine, please click here.

Earlier in the year, The Latin American Lawyer hosted a discussion about the compliance “tsunami” in the region, see the Iberian Lawyer TV section below for a summary of that even in Rio de Janeiro.

See you in January with more news and views about the legal market in Latin America!

¡Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo!

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


PPU promotes three to the partnership
Iberian American law firm Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría announced that Eduardo Escalona, Diego Cardona and Nicolás Tirado have been promoted to partners.

Marval instructed on $40 million debt issuance by Vicentin
Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal advised the trustee, the arranger and the underwriters, on the $40 million debt securities issued by Vicentin, the Argentinean agroindustrial company.

Shearman & Sterling instructed on $185 million Formosa bond offering by Santander Chile
Shearman & Sterling advised the lead managers on a $185 million five-year Formosa bond offering by Santander Chile.

Cleary Gottlieb instructed on Pemex $5.5 billion offering
Energy giant Pemex returned to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton for counsel on its $5.5 billion Rule 144A/Reg S debt offering.

Pellerano instructed on $80 million hotel development in Santo Domingo
Pellerano & Herrera advised Grupo Poma on the development of the Real Intercontinental Hotel Santo Domingo, an investment of over $80 million in the Dominican Republic.

Davis Polk acted for Santander Chile on dual offerings
Davis Polk advised Santander Chile on a $185 million offering in Taiwan and a second one, for CHF125 million, in Switzerland.

Tauil & Chequer recruits infrastructure partner in São Paulo
Tauil & Chequer Advogados announced the arrival of Bruno Aurélio as a new partner in the corporate and securities practice group in Sao Paulo.

DAC Beachcroft announced new insurance associations in Latin America
DAC Beachcroft announced it had set up new associations in Peru and across Central America with Torres Carpio Portocarrero & Richter (TCPR) and BLP, respectively.

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Iberian Lawyer TV

Compliance is here to stay: spotlight on Brazil and the Pacific Alliance
Brazil remains a fragile economy – due to a perfect storm of bad economic policies, low commodity prices, high interest rates and low consumption – and in this context, companies need good and credible compliance programmes. Meanwhile, across the Pacific Alliance, the demand for multidisciplinary teams in the compliance practice has become clear.

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Digital Magazine

The Latin American Lawyer: A year in review
Many thanks to the Advisory Board and all contributors to The Latin American Lawyer during its first year. Click below for our digital summary.


Mergers and Acquisitions in Latin America: New opportunities in a changing scenario

15 – 17 March, Buenos Aires

A conference presented by the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee and the IBA Latin American Regional Forum. Read more