The Latin American Lawyer was in Madrid last week for the Iberian Lawyer Gold Awards Ceremony. The sold out event was a success and was attended by over 200 leading lawyers and compliance professionals from Spain and Portugal. For the first time, the ceremony included awards to global inhouse teams with regional focus and Iridium Concesiones received the gong for Global Team, Focus Latin America. A gallery with the ceremony photos is available here. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!
In other legal market news, Mattos Filho became the first Brazilian law firm to open an office in London while the trio of international law firms which announced their merger earlier this month are said to be looking for a US partner firm to bolt on. Speculation is rife both sides of the Atlantic but in the meantime CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang (or CMS for shorts) will go live in May 2017.
Elsewhere, Skadden acted for Duke Energy on the firesale of its Latin American assets. In one transaction the energy company sold its business in Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador and Argentina for over $1.2 billion to I Square Capital. The buyer instructed Rodrigo Elias & Medrano on the Peruvian leg of the deal. On a separate operation, Duke Energy sold its assets in Brazil to China Three Gorges, which instructed TozziniFreire and White & Case.
The Latin American Lawyer will be in Bogota, Miami and Mexico in November. Visit our event calendar for more information.
Ignacio Abella Editor – The Latin American Lawyer Iberian Lawyer London www.thelatinamericanlawyer.com Twitter: @LatAmEditor
Iberian Lawyer reveals winners of 2016 Gold Awards Aeroportos de Portugal, JTI Iberia and Andrade Gutiérrez among other winners at Madrid ceremony recognising legal and compliance professionals. Iridium Concesiones wins Global Team – Focus Latin America for their legal work in the largest public-private partnership project to date in Peru.
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10 November, Bogota
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14th ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration
13 November, Miami
This conference provides an indispensable update on developments in the region. Not only does it offer a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network. Read more
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17 November, Mexico City
TThe debate in Mexico City will bring together board secretaries and members at leading Mexican and multinational companies to discuss challenges faced when implementing good governance policies focused on mitigating risk. Read more
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