25 January 2017

This week in Brazil, Davis Polk acted for Raízen on a $500 million bond offering while Simpson Thacher advised Riverwood Capital on its investment in a local hail-ride provider.

In El Salvador, beer producer AB InBev received the all clear from the competition regulator regarding its acquisition of SABMiller, with the assistance of Lexincorp. 
Elsewhere in the region, Hogan Lovells advised Playa Hotels & Resorts, a hotel company with operations in Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico, on its combination with Pace Holdings. 

Meanwhile, The Latin American Lawyer and Iberian Lawyer are proud to return to San José, Costa Rica in a few weeks as media partners to the ICC VIII International Arbitration Congress and also as hosts to our first arbitration masterclass in Central America which will take place on February 23rd. 

Finally, The Latin American Lawyer is conducting a survey on the Pacific Alliance and its outlook for 2017 If you operate in Mexico, Colombia, Peru or Chile, please respond to our survey here.

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


PPU instructed on ODINSA takeover by Grupo Argos
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría advised Grupo Argos on a takeover bid for its infrastructure subsidiary ODINSA.

Davis Polk instructed on Raízen $500 million offering
Davis Polk advised Raízen Fuels Finance, as issuer, and Raízen Combustiveis and Raízen Energia, as guarantors, on a $500 million offering by Raízen Fuels.

Riverwood retained Simpson Thacher on Brazilian investment
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett advised Riverwood Capital on its investment in 99, a Brazilian hail-ride provider.

Lexincorp helps AB InBev clear antitrust hurdles in El Salvador
Lexincorp advised Anheuser-Busch InBev on antitrust issues in El Salvador arising from the company´s global acquisition of SABMiller.

Simpson Thacher instructed on Carlyle acquisition in Chile
Simpson Thacher advised Carlyle Peru Fund on its acquisition of a 75% stake in Chilean company Gastronomía & Negocios.

Hogan Lovells instructed on Playa Hotels & Resorts acquisition
Hogan Lovells advised resorts owner and operator Playa Hotels & Resorts on its combination with Pace Holdings.

Guerrero Olivos drives Caja Los Andes bond offering in Chile
Guerrero Olivos advised Caja de Compensación de Asignación Familiar Los Andes (Caja Los Andes) on a local bond offering.

Miranda & Amado returns for new issuance by Financiera Oh!
Miranda & Amado advised Banco Internacional del Perú (Interbank) in the PEN 120 million ($35 million) issuance by Financiera Oh!.

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