Winston adds team from legacy Chadbourne. Consortium Legal advised Grupo Pellas on Nicaragua acquisition


This week, PPU offices in Chile, Colombia and Peru joined forces to advise WSP on its expansion across the Pacific Alliance countries.

In Brazil, TozziniFreire acted for fashion retailers Lojas Renner on its $63 million offering while in Mexico, the world´s largest bakery company Bimbo instructed Cleary Gottlieb on the $630 million purchase of a Chicago-based competitor.

In New York, Winston & Strawn welcomed the Latin America-focused team originally from legacy Chadbourne (now Norton Rose Fulbright) while in Ecuador two law firms dissolved their four year-old merger.

Elsewhere, Consortium Legal acted for the financial arm of Grupo Pellas on the acquisition of Banco Procredit Nicaragua while DLA Piper bolted on a tax boutique in Mexico. 

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PPU advised WSP on Pacific Alliance expansion
The PPU offices in Chile, Colombia and Peru worked together to advise WSP on its $30 million acquisition of Poch; a deal which spanned the four countries in the Pacific Alliance.

DLA Piper bolts on tax boutique in Mexico
DLA Piper announced the integration of González-Luna, Moreno y Armida into its Mexican partnership.

Consortium Legal acted for Grupo Pellas on bank acquisition in Nicaragua
Consortium Legal advised Corporacion Financiera de Inversiones, a Grupo Pellas company, on its acquisition of Banco Procredit Nicaragua.

Davis Polk and Simpson Thacher advise on $600 million notes offering by Banco de Bogotá
Davis Polk acted for Banco de Bogotá while Simpson Thacher represented the initial purchasers on the deal.

Cleary, Carey, Davis Polk and PPU instructed on $2.75bn Codelco offering
Cleary Gottlieb and Carey advised Codelco on a $2.75bn notes offering. The initial purchasers instructed PPU in Chile and Davis Polk in the US. Codelco is Chile’s state-owned copper mining company and is the world’s largest producer of the metal.

Corral Rosales Carmigniani Pérez part ways in Ecuador
Four years after their landmark combination, Ecuadorean law firms Corral Rosales and Carmigniani Pérez have split and returned to their pre-merger configuration.

Winston & Strawn adds Latin America-focused team formerly with Chadbourne
Winston & Strawn announced that Talbert Navia, Allen Miller and seven other partners have joined the firm from legacy Chadbourne & Parke, now Norton Rose Fulbright.

Cleary advises Bimbo on $630m East Balt acquisition
Cleary Gottlieb acted for Mexican multinational Bimbo on its acquisition of East Balt Bakeries, a Chicago-based company which produces and supplies baked goods in the US, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Bimbo is the world’s largest bakery company.

Accenture retained BLP on Costa Rica aspects of its acquisition of Search Technologies
Accenture, the global professional services company, instructed BLP on the Costa Rica leg of its purchase of Search Technologies.

TozziniFreire advised Brazilian fashion retailer on $63 million offering
TozziniFreire Advogados advised Lojas Renner on its eighth issuance, for a value of 200 million reais ($63 million).

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Cost-benefit analysis in trademark protection in Mexico
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