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Welcome to Baker McKenzie's first Latin American Transactional Newsletter. With a history of over 60 years working in the region and with 15 offices covering Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela, we find ourselves at the center of some of the most cutting edge cross-border deals in Latin America, ranging from M&A to banking, capital markets, corporate finance and major projects.

In this issue

Legal Notes

  • LIBOR: Where things now stand
  • Colombia: 4G Toll Road financing unlocked

Legal Developments

  • Argentina: Changes to the Public Private Partnership contracts regime
  • Chile: Close-out netting draft regulations presented by the Central Bank
  • Mexico: Energy Regulatory Commission interprets the concept of "own needs" applicable to power generation for isolated supply
  • Venezuela: Constituent Assembly creates a Sanctioning Tax Unit

Markets Insights

  • Argentina: Government to award PPP Network of Safe Highways and Routes project.
  • Brazil: Post crisis changes
  • Chile: Piñera's driving goals for the next four years
  • Mexico: Ministry of Energy and the Federal Electricity Commission announce tender to award two power transmission projects
  • Peru: Political and economic updates, plus new investment opportunities

Case Study

  • Argentina: Stoneway's 500 USD million note offering is first of its kind in 25 years

Special Report

  • Spotlight on M&A: A Buyer's Guide to M&A in Latin America

Ethics and Compliance Corner

  • Multilateral development banks and their impact on corruption in Latin America
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