2 June 2016

This week, Brazilian law firms Azevedo Sette and BKBG announced their integration. The merger will go live on July 1st and the new organization will operate as Azevedo Sette.

Meanwhile, Basham promoted seven to the partnership and Carey advised on two separate power purchase agreements for the energy supply of Santiago de Chile´s underground transport system.

Elsewhere in the region, dealmaking in Argentina is picking up pace with Davis Polk advising the underwriters on Grupo Supervielle´s $280 million public offering, the province of Mendoza instructing Holland & Knight and Cabanellas, Etchebarne & Kelly for its $500 million bonds issuance and Marval brokering a loan for financial company Cordial.

Next week, The Latin American Lawyer will be in New York hosting a sold out event on June 9th for corporate counsel. The discussion will cover M&A opportunities in distressed assets in Latin America. Further information available here.

The Latin American Lawyer are also proud to be media partners to the 15th Annual International Mergers & Acquisitions Conference of the IBA in NY.

See you in New York!

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


Azevedo Sette and BKBG join forces in Brazil
Brazilian law firms Azevedo Sette and BKBG have announced their integration.

Carey instructed on power deals for Santiago de Chile´s underground transport system
Carey advised SunPower and, in a separate deal, San Juan on power purchase agreements to supply energy to Metro. With these two deals, 60% of Metro’s energy demand will come from renewable energy sources.

Davis Polk instructed on Argentina´s first IPO of 2016
Davis Polk acted for the joint bookrunners and joint global coordinators of several underwriters on Grupo Supervielle´s $280 million IPO.

Marval steers loan for Argentina´s financial company Cordial
Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal advised the lenders on a $25 million syndicated loan granted to Cordial Compañía Financiera.

Consortium Legal instructed on Industrial´s issuance in Guatemala
The Guatemala office of Consortium Legal advised the lead manager and placement agent on the $350 million notes issuance by Industrial.

Four law firms instructed on Argentine bond issuance
The province of Mendoza in Argentina issued $500 million in bonds and instructed Holland & Knight and Cabanellas, Etchebarne & Kelly for the deal. The banks retained Linklaters and Salaverri, Dellatorre, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran.

Seven senior associates promoted to partner at Basham
Basham announced a round of promotions across its three offices in Mexico, with seven senior associates joining the partnership.

Rebaza Alcázar instructed as counsel for Lima 2019 Pan American Games
Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas announced that it has been appointed as legal counsel to the Peruvian government in the run up to the XVIII Pan American Games and the VI Paralympics American Games in Lima.

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Iberian Lawyer TV

La estructura societaria en inversiones en Latinoamérica es clave
Luis Elias, Secretario de Consejo y Director Juridico del Grupo Planeta, reflexiona sobre los retos de invertir en Lationamérica y la importancia de las estructuras societarias que se aplican. Tambien describe sus expectativas en cuanto a la asesoría externa y exige honestidad por encima de todo.

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M&A involving distressed companies in Latin America: risky business or opportunity

9 June 2016, New York

Navigating the perfect storm of recession, instability and falling commodity prices, will make Latin American companies and their advisors reconsider how best to sail ahead. This event is by invitation only and for in-house lawyers. Read more

IBA Annual Conference Washington 2016

18-23 September 2016, Washington DC

The 2016 IBA Annual Conference in Washington, DC will feature around 200 conference sessions on a wide range of topics, such as the challenges of law firm management and international relationships, ethics, the future of the legal profession, and the rule of law and human rights. Read more