A new General Law on Sustainable Forestry Development was enacted, entering into force on June 6, 2018.
Garrigues has been named Transatlantic Independent Law Firm of the Year for its cross-border activity between America and Europe. The award is handed out every year by the ALM media group, based in the US and the UK, which publishes specialist titles, such as The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel or Legal Week.
The Ministry of Energy published the General Administrative Rules on Social Impact Assessment of Projects in the Energy Sector (“Rules”). The Rules set forth requirements for drafting and filing an Assessment report, as well as the procedure for the issuance of a Resolution and Recommendations.
Garrigues has been named Capital Markets Firm of the Year in Chile at the 13th Annual Americas awards held by International Financial Law Review (IFLR). The award ceremony, held in New York, recognized the advice provided by firms in the region that participated in the most innovative cross-border deals and demonstrated their knowledge and experience in strategic areas such M&A, banking and finance law, and restructuring.
Garrigues has strengthened it’s the Latin American tax practice by bringing in Javier de la Vega as a partner at the Lima office. Garrigues’ tax team in Latin America comprises seven partners and over 40 professionals, working from offices in Bogotá, Mexico City, Lima, Santiago de Chile and São Paulo.
Javier Ybáñez, head of the Latin American practice, took part in the roundtable entitled ‘To Merge or Not to Merge’ to discuss mergers between law firms and the benefits and difficulties they can entail for firms and their clients. The discussion took place as part of the Latin American conference of the International Bar Association (IBA), held over the last few days in Mexico City. The Garrigues partner was joined by representatives from several international law firms involved in international expansion processes in Latin America: CMS Carey & Allende, Hogan Lovells, Uría Menéndez, Kerma Partners and Sette Advogados, in addition to Garrigues.
The Latin American team was recognized by the legal community for its participation in the bond issue capitalized by Celeo Redes in the local and international markets. The transaction was named Latin American Refinancing Deal of the Year at the New York ceremony of the Latin American awards held by IJ Global, a specialist in the infrastructure and project finance sector.