Baptista Luz makes quadruple partner appointment
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Brazil’s Baptista Luz Advogados has promoted a technology lawyer to its senior rank and recruited a senior associate from Machado Meyer Advogados as a labour partner, just weeks after it incorporated local technology focused firm Lattanzio & Queiroz and added its two founders as partners.  ..read more
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Mobile operator calls Chile to ICSID
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A private equity-managed mobile operator has reportedly made good on its threat to file an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Chile over a delayed project to roll out a 5G network.  ..read more
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Paraguay’s Parquet & Asociados partners with Bolivian firm
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Paraguayan firm Parquet & Asociados has entered into a strategic alliance with Bolivian outfit Urenda Abogados. s ..read more
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Q&A: Colombian firms behind Pro Bono Project of the Year
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Latin Lawyer handed this year’s Pro Bono Project of the Year Award to ProBono Sin Fronteras, an initiative that offers support to forcibly displaced people in Colombia. Speaking to Latin Lawyer, several of the law firms involved discuss the challenges they faced while providing legal services to the project’s beneficiaries ..read more
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Renewables buy calls on Chilean and international counsel
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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, Deloitte Legal (Chile) and Barros & Errázuriz Abogados in Santiago have advised Chilean utility company Colbún in its acquisition of local renewable energy investor Inversiones Latin America Power (ILAP) for €373 million (US$401 million).  ..read more
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Dominican Republic makes its first green bond issuance
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Two Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP offices have helped the Dominican Republic become the latest Latin American country to issue green bonds, as it made its first-ever sustainable issuance as part of a US$3 billion offering ..read more
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SouzaOkawa adds ex-TozziniFreire partner as capital markets head
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Brazil’s SouzaOkawa Advogados has hired a former partner from Elite firm TozziniFreire Advogados to lead its newly launched capital markets, investment funds and financing department.  ..read more
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Political uncertainty casts clouds over LatAm deal-making forecast 
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Despite an uptick in activity in the first half of 2024, experts at Latin Lawyer’s M&A conference in São Paulo predict a mixed forecast for deal-making across Latin America in the upcoming months, citing recent political developments as both causes for concern and sources of opportunity.  ..read more
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Watch: Diversity Initiative of the Year Award winner Mattos Filho
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Mattos Filho was the recipient of Latin Lawyer’s Diversity Initiative of the Year Award for its support of Jewish and Muslim staff in light of the Israel-Hamas conflict. Speaking at the awards ceremony in May, partner Lisa Worcman explains the importance of supporting staff through crises and the difficulties that the firm faced implementing this project ..read more
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Elektro makes US$233 million green offering in Brazil
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Brazilian electricity transmission company Elektro Redes has enlisted Machado Meyer Advogados to issue green bonds worth 1.2 billion reais (US$233 million).  ..read more
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