16 November 2016


Last week, Donald John Trump won the electoral college vote and is poised to become the 45th president of the United States. Global markets tumbled and the Mexican peso fell to a historic level amid widespread concerns of what a Trump presidency will mean for Latin America and the rest of the world. A recent survey by The Latin American Lawyer showed that lawyers in the region expected Latin America to be worse off with a Trump win. There will be a follow up to this survey in the first quarter of 2017.

This week, Dentons inched closer to world domination when it announced its possible combination with Muñoz, a newly formed Central American law firm with offices in Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua. If the merger goes ahead, Dentons will be the first global law firm with a presence in Central America.

Law firms across the region remain in expansion mode, with Estudio Rodrigo snapping up a team of energy lawyers from Muñiz Ramirez in Peru, and Garrigues adding two new partners in Mexico.

In Chile, Carey and Baker & McKenzie led a joint venture for residential property investment. Meanwhile, in Colombia, the Banco de Bogota issued a $500 million offering and instructed Davis Polk.

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Dentons set to launch in Central America
Dentons announced its Central American operation with Muñoz Global, a newly formed law firm comprised of former members of Arias & Muñoz in Costa Rica.

Rodrigo, Elías hires energy lawyers from Muñiz, Ramírez
Peruvian law firm Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados announced the arrival of Jorge Pérez-Taiman and a team of lawyers specialising in oil and gas.

Carey and Baker & McKenzie guide residential investment joint venture
Carey advised Greystar Real Estate Partners in a joint venture with Credicorp Capital.

Davis Polk and Simpson Thacher instructed on Banco de Bogotá’s $500 million offering
Banco de Bogotá instructed Davis Polk in the reopening of $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.250% subordinated notes due 2026. Simpson Thacher advised the initial purchasers.

Garrigues adds two partners in Mexico
Garrigues announced the arrival of partners David Jiménez and Mario Juárez. Jimenez joins from the Mexico office of the Chadbourne & Parke while Juarez was a partner at Ritch Mueller.

Simpson Thacher instructed in separate bond offerings by two Argentinean provinces
The international law firm advised the initial purchasers in the inaugural bond offerings by the provinces of Santa Fe and Chaco

Holland & Knight instructed on Fibra Plus IPO
Holland & Knight advised Fibra Plus on its debut in the Mexican capital markets.

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Iberian Lawyer TV

New opportunities for law firms emerging in Argentina and Cuba
Freshfields partner Raquel Flórez says that, while her firm has traditionally done M&A, international arbitration and project finance work in Brazil and Mexico, it is now looking at opportunities on other countries such as Argentina and Cuba following client demand.

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La economía de “los datos”, el nuevo reto legal para abogados de empresa

1 de Diciembre, 2016, Madrid, oficinas de Ontier

En un mercado cada vez más globalizado, digitalizado y regulado, los datos se han convertido en un negocio millonario, pero con un nivel de riesgo muy alto. En esta sesión se analiza los aspectos clave que se deben tener en cuenta para mitigar tales riesgos más allá de la protección de datos. Read more

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

15 – 17 March 2017, Buenos Aires

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