22 December 2015


Welcome to the inaugural newsletter of The Latin American Lawyer.

This new series of top-level events, in-depth articles, reports and interviews appearing both online and in print was launched by Iberian Lawyer on its 10th anniversary in 2015.

The Latin American Lawyer serves as a bridge of communication – and a high profile platform – for leading law firms and multinational clients in Latin America, Europe, the US and Africa. It will broadcast, communicate and educate through the provision of relevant market intelligence and content to international investors.

For our first e-alert we bring you a round-up of the latest deals and other news in the Latin American legal market including Carey and Philippi Prieto Carrizosa & Uria advising on a Chilean insurance deal and GE instructing Creel in connection with the sale of its Mexican leasing platform.

Meanwhile, as 2016 is around the corner, we gather the New Year’s Resolutions of the leading lawyers which are part of the Advisory Board of The Latin American Lawyer, starting with Daniel Del Rio, senior partner at Basham.

On behalf of everyone at The Latin American Lawyer and Iberian Lawyer, I would like to wish you all happy holidays and a prosperous 2016.

Ignacio Abella
Editor – The Latin American Lawyer
Iberian Legal Group, S.L.
16 High Holborn,
Twitter: @LatAmEditor


Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uría and Carey advise on $228m Chile insurance sector deal

Chilean holding company Empresas Juan Yarur instructed Carey on the sale of a 40 per cent stake in BCI Seguros to Mutua Madrileña, the Spanish insurance company.

GE advised by Creel on $1.1bn sale of Mexican leasing platform

GE instructed Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez on the sale of its Mexican equipment lending and leasing platform to Linzor Capital Partners, the Latin American private equity fund

Carey instructed by PPI on acqusition of Chilean manufacturing company

US-headquartered Precision, Pulley & Idler (PPI) was advised by Carey on its acquisition of Clark Ingeniería y Desarrollo, a conveyor component manufacturer in Chile.

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‘Despite currency devaluation and low oil prices, Mexico is a great place to invest’
New Year’s Resolutions, a conversation with … Daniel del Rio, senior partner, Basham

Cuban telecoms and renewables sectors ‘offer opportunities for US investors’
Hunton & Williams partner Gustavo J. Membiela says the US has ‘loosened’ its Cuban embargo in relation to telecoms while there is a ‘policy of approval´ in relation to renewable energy

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Iberian Lawyer TV

Law firms expected to grow and legal fees are set to increase in the Pacific Alliance countries.

The Pacific Alliance will make the market more competitive, say leading lawyers in the region

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Managing risk & integrating compliance with an international business strategy in Central America

15, February, 2015, San Jose

The view from the Costa Rican hub. Cross-border legal services managed in-house.

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ICC VII International Arbitration Congress – Costa Rica 2016

14-16, February, 2015, San Jose

“New arbitration practices, new actors, new trends.”

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

To reserve your space, please fill out the “Registration Form” available here

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