This week, Carey advised the IFC on the acquisition of 18% of Chilean agribusiness company Copeval. In Central America, Consortium Legal acted for Citi on a multi-jurisdictional loan to beverage group AJEGROUP. In Brazil, David Polk and Simpson Thacher brokered a $500 million bond offering by food producer BRF.
In other market developments, a game of threes: a Chilean law firm splits in three while three European law firms are in merger talks and three other international law firms expand their Latin American practices with lateral hires
González & Rioseco is the first law firm to go live after the partners at Barros Letelier Gonzalez parted ways in Chile. Meanwhile, K&L Gates hired a partner with a Latin American focus from Pillsbury. In addition, Jones Day and Shearman recruited former Credit Suisse in hounse counsel for their respective Latin American practice groups.
In London, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang confirmed merger talks. Of the three firms, only CMS has a presence in Latin America It also has offices in Spain and so does Olswang. Nabarro has a strategic relation with Spanish law firm Roca Junyent.
Speaking of Spain, The Latin American Lawyer is delighted to be in Madrid on October 20th attending the Gold Awards by Iberian Lawyer. The shortlist is now available here.
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