18 May 2017

On Monday May 22nd, The Latin American Lawyer will be in Barcelona hosting a high level debate on protecting IP rights on the new digital age. The event, organised in association with Kluwer Law International, is now sold out and there is a waiting list. 

In other news, Basham acted for a leading Mexican hospital group on a multimillion dollar outside investment while in Chile, Guerrero Olivos obtained an arbitration win for a football club. 

In Central America, appliance retailer Grupo Monge retained Simpson Thacher on obtaining a syndicated loan. The lenders instructed several offices of regional law firm Consortium Legal. 

In Colombia, PPU advised Team Foods on the sale of its container division to Amcor, the Australian packaging giant. 

Global law firms continue to disembark in Latin America, the most recent examples are Clyde & Co joining forces with a Mexican law firm and Dentons announcing its strategic alliance with Vella Pugliese in Brazil. 

INTA announced earlier this month the launch of its new representative office in Latin America and if you are joining the over 10 000 IP professionals already registered at the annual meeting in Barcelona, please note that the organisation announced that Spain’s Minister of Education, Culture and Sport Íñigo Méndez de Vigo y Montojo will provide the keynote address at the event´s opening ceremony. 

See you in Barcelona! 

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


Basham advised Medica Sur on outside investment
Basham, Ringe & Correa advised Medica Sur, a Mexican hospital group, on receiving a multi-millon dollar investment from ProActive Capital.

Guerrero Olivos wins arbitration for Chilean football club
Guerrero Olivos advised Azul Azul on proceedings before FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sports.

PPU instructed on Amcor expansion in Colombia
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría advised Team Foods Colombia on the sale of its speciality container division Plasticos Team to Amcor.

García & Bodán closed anti-piracy case for Crocs in El Salvador
Central American law firm García & Bodán advised shoemakers Crocs on a matter arising from IP rights infringement.

Consortium Legal and Simpson Thacher instructed on $120 million loan to Grupo Monge
Consortium Legal advised the lenders in a $120 million syndicated loan to Grupo Monge, which instructed Simpson Thacher as NY counsel.

Fox Rothschild adds finance partner from Squire Patton Boggs in Miami
Fox Rothschild hired Barbara Alonso from Squire Patton Boggs in Miami.

Dentons set to strike up alliance in Brazil
Legal behemoth Dentons announced its intention to form a strategic alliance with Brazilian law firm Vella Pugliese Buosi Guidoni (VPBG)

ICC Court opens in Brazil
The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) announced the launch of a case management team in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Clyde & Co to launch in Mexico
Insurance specialist law firm Clyde & Co announced the opening of its first office in Mexico, via a merger with Garza Tello & Asociados.

Lexincorp instructed on renewable energy transaction in Guatemala
Central American law firm Lexincorp advised Grupo Kin on matters pertaining to the operational start of several renewable energy projects in Guatemala.

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