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  • Oil & Gas Sector in Mexico: Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos Announces Petróleos Mexicanos Invitation to Bid for Ayín-Batsil Farmout

    22 Sep 2017

    On September 18, 2017, the Mexican government, through the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (National Hydrocarbons Commission or “CNH”), commenced an international tender process to grant the right to enter into a license agreement in partnership with the productive state-owned enterprise PEMEX Exploración y Producción, to pursue upstream activities in deep waters in the Nobilis-Maximino.

  • Video: Chile’s New Electricity Highway

    6 Sep 2017

    Partners Cynthia Urda Kassis and Alexandro Padrés (both New York-Project Development & Finance) discuss how the Transmisora Eléctrica del Norte S.A. (TEN) financing project transformed Chile’s transmission development, aligning infrastructure to policy objectives by creating an opportunity for renewable sources to be better integrated into the market.

  • Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition

    Aug 2017

    This newsletter provides a snapshot of the principal US and selected international governance and securities law developments during the second quarter of 2017 that may be of interest to Latin American corporations.

  • Trump’s More Restrictive Cuba Policy: Specifics to Come

    20 Jun 2017

    On June 16, 2017 during a speech in Miami, President Trump announced changes to US sanctions targeting Cuba. The speech announced two substantial changes to the previous administration’s Cuban sanctions regime: first, the new policy will restrict business transactions with any entity affiliated with the Cuban military and second, the new policy will restrict people-to-people travel to Cuba. The outlines of the policy were announced in a Presidential Memorandum; however, the true shape of these changes will depend on yet to be issued amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations. For businesses looking to understand the impact the new policy will have, the devil will be in those details.

  • Shearman & Sterling Lawyers Write Article on Revolutionary Change in Chilean Energy Sector

    6 Jun 2017
    The Chilean energy sector will undergo a revolutionary change in 2017, as the two major grids, the Sistema Interconectado del Norte Grande in the north, and the Sistema Interconectado Central, which covers the center and south of the country, will become interconnected.
  • Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition

    May 2017

    This newsletter provides a snapshot of the principal US and selected international governance and securities law developments during the first quarter of 2017 that may be of interest to Latin American corporations and financial institutions.

  • Transacting Business During a Corruption Investigation

    11 May 2017

    In recent years, government authorities have ever more rigorously pursued corruption. The number and magnitude of recent corruption investigations, particularly in Latin America, have raised questions about the implications for those doing business with entities ensnared in these investigations.

  • Minority Protections and Exit Options for Family Offices Considering Direct Private Investments

    9 May 2017

    As family offices trend toward direct private investments, it is important to consider minority protections and exit options in the context of investment negotiations. Direct private investments often mean greater control over investments, but require negotiated protections in order to ensure that partners or controlling shareholders do not prejudice minority investments by family offices. Further, while fund investments have a specified timeline for the return of capital to investors, family offices typically are not constrained by artificial investment horizons and as a result must also consider exit options adapted to their investment philosophy.

  • Oil & Gas Sector in Mexico: Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos Announces Petróleos Mexicanos Call for Bids for Cárdenas-Mora and Ogarrio Fields

    9 May 2017

    On May 2, 2017, the Mexican government, through the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (National Hydrocarbons Commission or “CNH”), commenced an international tender process to grant a license agreement in partnership with the productive state-owned enterprise PEMEX Exploración y Producción, to engage in extraction activities in conventional onshore wells located in the State of Tabasco, Mexico.

  • Stolper and Dougherty Author Article on Collective Action Clauses

    1 May 2017

    Partner Antonia Stolper and associate Sean Dougherty (both New York-Capital Markets) wrote an article, titled “Collective Action Clauses: How the Argentina Litigation Changed the Sovereign Debt Markets,” that was published by Oxford Journals – Capital Markets on April 12, 2017. 

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