Join us in Miami in November! Costa Rican law firm opens in Madrid


At The Latin American Lawyer we are sending thoughts, prayers and solidarity with everyone affected by the earthquakes in Mexico and Guatemala and by hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria throughout the Caribbean and Florida. 

In legal news this week, PPU provided local counsel in Peru to Westfalia Fruit on a $90 million loan and Rodrigo Elias & Medrano acted for the lenders. Chilean wood manufacturer Masisa retained Carey and Pinheiro Neto on the sale of its Brazilian subsidiary while in Mexico, Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico issued $4 billion in green bonds to finance the construction and development of the new Mexico City International Airport and Cleary Gottlieb, Galicia Abogados, Jones Day and Paul Hastings worked together on the deal: 

Meanwhile, Central American law firm BLP opened a representative office in Madrid. It is the second firm from that region to do so after Pacheco Coto launched in the Spanish capital in 2013. 

There is still time to take part on our research about the use of technology in law firms. Survey is available here for managing partners and other leaders. 

The Latin American Lawyer will be in Miami in November with two events. Keep an eye on the calendar here for updates. 

If you are attending the 15th ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration let us know!

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PPU and Estudio Rodrigo instructed on $90 million loan to Westfalia Fruit
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría advised Westfalia Fruit on the Peruvian aspects of a loan granted by Rabobank and HSBC. Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano acted for the lenders.

Cleary Gottlieb, Galicia Abogados, Jones Day and Paul Hastings instructed on Mexico City airport $4 billion bond issuance
Cleary provided US counsel to the Mexican government agencies overseeing the country’s airports. Jones Day advised the issuer under Mexican law and also assisted in Singapore with the listing of the bonds. The global coordinators of the offering instructed Galicia Abogados in Mexico and Paul Hastings in the US.

BLP launched Madrid outpost
Central American law firm BLP announced it has opened an office in the Spanish capital.

Masisa instructed Carey and Pinheiro Neto on subsidiary sale
Carey advised Masisa on the Chilean aspects of the sale of its subsidiary in Brazil. Pinheiro Neto acted as Brazilian counsel to the company.

Haynes and Boone guides Chevron to fuel retail market entrance in Mexico
Haynes and Boone advised Chevron in opening its first branded service station in Mexico.

Davis Polk advised Cosan on $500 million notes offering
Davis Polk acted for Cosan on its $500 million offering of 5.950% notes due 2024.

Clyde & Co adds arbitration specialist with Latin American expertise
International law firm Clyde & Co announced that Alejandro Garcia has joined the partnership in London from Winston & Strawn.

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15th ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration

 7 – 9 November, Miami

This conference provides an indispensable update on developments in the region and is the most important gathering for the Latin American arbitration community. Not only does it offer a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network. The conference attracts approximately 550 participants. Read more


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