22 December 2015



Deals on hold due to Spanish election
Concerns about potential changes to labour laws after the Spanish election alarming potential investors – meanwhile, governmental change in Portugal provokes credit rating fears.

Ashurst and Cuatrecasas instructed on Malaga metro transaction
Ashurst and Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira advised on a deal involving the acquisition of a 39 per cent stake in the Málaga metro by a consortium formed by the Australian investment fund Macquairie and the French investment company InfraVia.

Uría Menéndez and Latham & Watkins advise on Euromed deal
Uría Menéndez and Latham & Watkins were instructed in connection with the €82m sale of herbal extract manufacturer Euromed to The Riverside Company.

Freshfields instructed on Hispania and Barclays Bank deals
Freshfields advised Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios on two acquisitions with a combined value of €459 million.

Garrigues advises PeroxyChem on sale of Spanish business
Garrigues advised US-based chemical manufacturer PeroxyChem LLC on the sale of its Spanish business, PeroxyChem Spain, to the UK company IQE.

Hengeler Mueller and Simpson Thacher advise on Sonae Indústria deal
Hengeler Mueller and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett advised the Arauco group on the acquisition of a stake in the Spanish company Tableros de Fibras.

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The Latin American Lawyer

GE advised by Creel on $1.1bn sale of Mexican leasing platform
GE instructed Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez on the sale of its Mexican equipment lending and leasing platform to Linzor Capital Partners, the Latin American private equity fund.

Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uría and Carey advise on $228m Chile insurance sector deal
Chilean holding company Empresas Juan Yarur instructed Carey on the sale of a 40 per cent stake in BCI Seguros to Mutua Madrileña, the Spanish insurance company.


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Event report

Pacific Alliance law firms must work together to lure investors
Partnership between the legal sectors in the four countries that make up the Latin American trade bloc is vital if the alliance is to reduce business risk and attract investment

Transport update – Spain

Iberian Lawyer TV
40 Under Forty Winners: What are the biggest challenges you have faced as a lawyer?

Telecoms, pharma and leisure sector deals driving M&A activity
Jaime Espejo, Roca Junyent

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