9 September 2016

This week, Hughes Hubbard added a new co-chair to its Latin America practice group in Miami. The firm announced that Ruben Diaz joined from Grupo Pellas, a Central American financial and commercial group, where he was general counsel.

In Chile, separate teams at Carey advised the lenders and the borrower in a $100 million loan to Masisa, the Chilean wood product company. In Argentina, Marval acted for the lenders in the refinancing of the debt of energy company Medanito. and in Peru, Miranda and Amado acted as deal counsel on Financiera OH!´s $8.8 million placement.

Elsewhere, Mayer Brown announced the expansion of its Mexico City office, adding new lawyers with energy, infrastructure and projects expertise.

In Costa Rica, BLP and Pacheco Coto acted for the buyer and seller respectively in one of the country´s largest real estate transactions so far this year; the sale of the Peninsula Papagayo project: a 1,400-acre luxury master development in the North Pacific Coast of the country.

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Carey takes on dual roles on Masisa loan
Two separate teams at Carey advised the lenders and the borrower in a $100 million loan to Masisa.

Mayer Brown adds three-lawyer team in Mexico City
Mayer Brown announced the expansion of its Mexico City office, adding new lawyers with energy, infrastructure and projects expertise.

Marval advised the banks on Medanito refinancing
Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal acted for Itaú Argentina, HSBC Argentina, Citibank and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Argentina) in a $20 million loan granted to Medanito

Miranda & Amado instructed on issuance by Financiera OH!
Miranda & Amado acted as deal counsel on Financiera OH!´s $8.8 million placement in Peru.

BLP and Pacheco Coto instructed on Peninsula Papagayo
BLP advised Gencom on the acquisition of the Peninsula Papagayo development. Pacheco Coto acted for the sellers, The Marvin M. Schwan Charitable Foundation.

Bancomext instructs Simpson Thacher on $700 million offering
Simpson Thacher advised Bancomext on its offering and sale of $700 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.8% subordinated preferred capital notes due 2026.

Davis Polk instructed on Bunge latest offering
Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers in connection with a $700 million SEC-registered offering by Bunge Limited Finance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bunge.

Hughes Hubbard adds new co-chair to Latin America practice group
Hughes Hubbard & Reed announced that Ruben Diaz has rejoined the firm as partner in Miami.

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IBA Annual Conference Washington 2016

18-23 Sept, Washington DC

The 2016 IBA Annual Conference in Washington, DC will feature around 200 conference sessions on a wide range of topics, such as the challenges of law firm management and international relationships, ethics, the future of the legal profession, and the rule of law and human rights. Read more

Pacific Alliance: growing opportunities in Projects and Infrastructure

20 Sept, Washington DC

This session, to be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC, will bring together the founding member law firms of the series, General Counsel and key partners at international law firms.
Having picked the “low hanging fruit of integration”, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru have challenges ahead, challenges which are likely to show the Alliance untapped potential.
Read more

Current challenges for secretaries of the board in Mexico

10 November, Mexico City

The role of the secretary of the board has become wider in scope, and more critical than ever. The 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. Read more

9 September 2016



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