A big thank you to everyone who participated in the research about the outlook for Central America and the Dominican Republic. The report with the results will be unveiled in Guatemala on September 12th at the session organised by The Latin American Lawyer to debate A new era for legal services in Central America: local, regional or global strategies? To book your place for this event, please click here
In other news this week, PPU handled two separate sovereign bonds in Chile, advising the initial purchasers. Also in Chile, Carey advising Macquarie bank on a loan to mining company Laguna Gold.
Across the Andes in Argentina, Marval acted for Brink´s on the acquisition of a local competitor while in Brazil, Davis Polk and Simpson Thacher acted on Carrefour Brasil´s IPO.
In Peru, EY handled the tax due diligence of the GMD sale by Graña y Montero while in Venezuela two law firms announced a strategic alliance.
Meanwhile, in a high profile lateral move in Colombia, Jaime Robledo joined Brigard & Urrutia from Gomez Pinzon. In Mexico, Cuatrecasas bulked up its arbitration practice and so did Squire Patton Boggs in Paris. The latter added Jose Ricardo Feris as a partner, he is a former deputy secretary general of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and an experienced specialist in arbitration matters in Latin America.
Elsewhere, the Analysis section includes a report about Puerto Rico and how law firms on the island expect a positive outcome of the implementation of PROMESA (Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act)
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Economic Stability Act ‘will help Puerto Rico to restructure debt’
Recent legislation will accelerate much-needed power, road, and water infrastructure projects – meanwhile, law firms are winning more work from clients that have relocated to Puerto Rico. Read more
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