17 February 2017



Next week The Latin American Lawyer and Iberian Lawyer are heading to San Jose, Costa Rica to cover the VIII International Arbitration Congress. Sessions at the Congress will discuss a range of topics including oral skills in arbitration, diversity Initiatives around the globe and ethical questions in this field. For more information about this ICC Costa Rica event please click here.

The Latin American Lawyer and Iberian Lawyer are also hosting an arbitration masterclass in Costa Rica to debate if Latin America´s love affair with international arbitration is losing its passion. Join us here

Meanwhile, in Colombia, noted arbitrator Eduardo Zuleta launched a new arbitration outfit and PPU helped Synlab, the German lab services provider, in its expansion in the country.

Elsewhere in Latin America, Cleary and Paul Hastings brokered a €550 million notes offering by Sigma, the Mexican food multinational, while six law firms guided the $400 million issuance by Argentina´s largest airport concessionaire.

Speaking of Argentina, Buenos Aires will host a conference presented by the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee and the IBA Latin American Regional Forum in March. The Latin American Lawyer will head to Buenos Aires as proud media partners to the IBA and to host a debate with in-house lawyers. Watch this space!

Ignacio Abella
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Iberian Lawyer
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Cleary and Paul Hastings instructed on €550 million notes offering by Sigma
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised the initial purchasers while Paul Hastings acted for Sigma.

Eduardo Zuleta launched new arbitration outfit in Colombia
Eduardo Zuleta, one of Colombia´s most distinguished arbitrators, announced the launch of Zuleta Abogados Asociados.

Shearman & Sterling instructed on Argentina’s $7 billion debt offering
Shearman & Sterling advised the initial purchasers on Argentina´s two part bond issuance.

Six law firms guide $400 million issuance by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000
Marval, M. & M. Bomchil, Beccar Varela, Cadwalader, Greenberg Traurig, and Alston & Bird were instructed on the $400 million issuance.

Davis Polk instructed on notes offering by AES Argentina
Davis Polk acted for the initial purchasers in the $300 million offering by AES Argentina Generación.

PPU advised Synlab on expansion in Colombia
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria acted for Synlab on the purchase of all outstanding shares in Jucamimca and Andreani.

Jones Day promotes three on its Latin America practice group
Jones Day announced that Marcus S. Quintanilla and Fernando Lillo were promoted to the partnership while Artur L. Badra has become of counsel.

Southern Cross instructed Chadbourne for two acquisitions in Latin America
Private equity firm Southern Cross returned to its longtime outside advisor Chadbourne & Parke for counsel on the separate purchases of Petrobras Chile Distribucion and Getronics.

Simpson Thacher and Pellerano & Herrera instructed on Dominican Republic sovereign bond
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett acted for the initial purchaser JP Morgan Securities, and the co-manager, Banco de Reservas de la República Dominicana, in the $1.2 billion offering.

PPU instructed on landmark real estate deal in Chile
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria advised Indesa on the $5 million acqusition of a high end residential building in Santiago de Chile.

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Iberian Lawyer TV

Best practices for inhouse lawyers when implementing governance guidelines in board meetings
This debate in Bogota gathered leading inhouse and private practice lawyers in addition to board directors to discuss best practices when implementing good governance best practices to manage risks. (video in Spanish only)

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ICC VIII International Arbitration Congress – Costa Rica 2017

22 – 24 February Costa Rica

Top-class speakers, topical discussions, relevant news, an excellent opportunity to network. Read more

Dispute resolution strategies in Latin America: Is arbitration still appealing?

23 February Costa Rica

Arbitration was conceived as a method to resolve disputes that was preferable to litigation in the court system. In Latin America, international arbitration was embraced as a fair, efficient and cost-effective alternative to the courts. But is the love affair losing its passion? Read more