Governments, major multinationals and global financial institutions rely on Linklaters’ experience in significant corporate and finance transactions and energy, natural resources and infrastructure projects throughout the region.

Linklaters has dedicated lawyers across the firm who frequently work in countries such as Mexico, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador. Leading offices in New York and Brazil also allow Linklaters to maintain an in-depth knowledge of individual markets in the region through the strength of the firm’s global resources.

Recent transactions include advising:

  • Enagás in a US$510m ICSID arbitration against Peru, and related arbitrations before the Lima Chamber of Commerce, related to the termination of the concession of one of the biggest pipelines in South America
  • a major French company in a US$680m ICC arbitration against a Brazilian subcontractor in relation to an LNG terminal in South America, and in parallel proceedings before Uruguayan courts 
  • the lenders on the US$1.7bn vendor-arranged development financing of Mexico's next generation (red compartida) mobile broadband network for Altan Redes S.A.P.I. de C.V., as network developer
  • Axion Energy Argentina in connection with a financing governed by New York law and totaling US$378m provided by IFC and a group of commercial banks mainly to fund the expansion of its oil refinery
  • ENAP Sipetrol Argentina and Empresa Nacional del Petroleo in connection with a financing totaling US$150m to be used to finance the expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration facilities
  • Metlife on various agricultural financings in Peru
  • Capex on the tender offer and redemption of its 10.00% notes due 2018 and its issue of US$300m 6.875% notes due 2024
  • J.P. Morgan, Itaú and HSBC on the US$250m floating rate peso-linked senior notes due 2022 issued by Tarjeta Naranja, Argentina’s largest credit card issuer
  • UBS and Puente on the US$200m 8.950% secured notes due 2027 debut issue by the Province of Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur
  • HSBC on the US$350m 8.750%notes due 2025 issued by Province of Entre Rios
  • JP Morgan Securities on the US$350m 8.750% senior notes due 2022 issued by Genneia, operator of the largest windfarm in Argentina
  • Banco Macro on its issue of US$400m 6.75% subordinated resettable notes due 2026
  • Maestro Peru on the redemption of its outstanding 6.75% senior notes due 2019 and the related swap unwind
  • J.P. Morgan, Santander, BB Securities, Bradesco BBI, BTG Pactual and Itaú on the US$500m 5.750$ senior notes due 2026 issued as green bonds by Suzano
  • Pampa Energía on the US$1.3bn acquisition of Petrobras Argentina
  • the controlling shareholders of Paration the RS 1.38bn sale of all their shares in Parati to Kellogg Company
  • a major auto rental company on its strategic partnership with Localiza Rent a Car, the largest car rental network in South America and the market leader in Brazil
  • a consortium formed by Aéroports de Paris, Vinci and Astaldi on the development and financing for the construction of a new airport terminal and the upgrade of the existing facilities of the Santiago de Chile International Airport, totalling approximately US$900m of investments
  • the sponsor consortium on the US$138m Cabo Leones 1 project, a 55 x 2.1MW wind turbine project that will connect to the Maitencillo substation in Chile via a 110km double circuit transmission line
  • the sponsors on the commercial documentation for the Octopus LNG-to-Power project in southern Chile, including the LNG sale and purchase agreement, terminal use agreement, bareboat charter, and related service agreements