8 March 2017

In less than a week, The Latin American Lawyer will be in Buenos Aires hosting our first Latin American Cafe in Argentina. Attendees will discuss new challenges and opportunities on the quest of transparency and efficient due diligence in M&A in Latin America.

The event will be conducted with the support of law firms Basham Ringe y Correa, Batalla Salto Luna, Estudio Beccar Varela, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria and Rodrigo Elias & Medrano.

This event is free of charge for in house lawyers and there are limited spaces available so please confirm your attendance as soon as possible if you have yet to do so. For more information, please click here or email me directly.

The Latin American Lawyer and Iberian Lawyer are also supporting the M&A in Latin America Conference, an event presented by the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee and the IBA Latin American Regional Forum (info here) so drop me a line if you are in Buenos Aires

Elsewhere in the region, PPU acted as Colombian deal counsel  of the sale of a subsidiary of Federal Mogul while Arias added a partner in Panama. In Chile, Carey advised Danone on the sale of its local assets and in Argentina, Beccar Varela acted for Tarjetas Cuyanas on a  $250 million notes issuance. 

See you in Buenos Aires! 

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



PPU advised Federal-Mogul on Colombia sale
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría advised all parties on the Colombian aspects of the acquisition of 80,1% of the corporate capital of a Brazilian subsidiary of Federal-Mogul Corporation.

Holland & Knight instructed on Nuevo Leon loans
Holland & Knight advised Banco Multiva in two loans to the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon for a combined amount of MXN$2.3 billion ($115 million).

New Panama partner for Arias
Arias, the Central American law firm, announced that Lisa Dominguez has joined as a partner in Panama.

Simpson Thacher acted for MIVIVIENDA on concurrent offerings
Simpson Thacher advised Peruvian fund MIVIVIENDA on concurrent bond offerings for the expansion of its loan portfolio and general corporate purposes.

Carey instructed on Danone sale in Chile
Carey advised Danone in the sale of its Chilean subsidiary to Watt’s.

Thompson & Knight adds former Mexico managing partner of Haynes and Boone
Thompson & Knight announced that Luis Moreno Treviño has joined the firm as a partner.

Hogan Lovells and Shearman & Sterling advise on bond issuance by The Central America Bottling Corporation
Hogan Lovells advised The Central America Bottling Corporation on the $500 million issuance. Shearman & Sterling acted for the initial purchasers

Beccar Varela acted for Tarjetas Cuyanas on notes issuance
Argentinean law firm Estudio Beccar Varela advised Tarjetas Cuyana and the placement agents of the deal on the issuance of notes Class XXVII.

Davis Polk instructed on CCR equity offering
Davis Polk advised the joint bookrunners on R$4.1 billion (approximately $1.3 billion) offering of common shares by CCR, the Brazilian concession operator.

Santamarina y Steta guides GIS European expansion
Mexican law firm Santamarina y Steta advised Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS) on its €280 million acquisition of Infun, the European car parts manufacturer.

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