Regional news: Brazil

Avianca, LATAM secure court approval for DIP financings

Multiple international and Latin American law firms have helped Colombian-Panamanian airline Avianca and Chile’s LATAM get court approval for debtor-in-possession financings worth more than US$4 billion, weeks after LATAM’s new money deal was initially rejected.

14 October 2020

TIM, Telefónica and Claro make US$3 billion bid for Oi’s mobile division

A slew of Brazilian law firms and one Spanish outfit have helped telecoms operators TIM, Telefónica and Claro make a US$3 billion binding stalking-horse bid to jointly buy Oi’s mobile services business, as part of the latter’s reorganisation.

25 September 2020

New York court rejects LATAM DIP financing

A New York court has rejected a US$2.4 billion debtor-in-possession loan secured by Chile's LATAM from its shareholders, finding it had the effect of forcing an equity swap in a future restructuring.

15 September 2020

IBA webinar: LatAm airline Chapter 11s, forum shopping or sound strategy?

Specialists from the US, Brazil, Chile and Mexico met to discuss the allure of the Chapter 11 process for Latin American’s three largest airlines, Avianca, LATAM and Aeroméxico, as well as the potential pitfalls of forum shopping.

10 September 2020

Wirecard sells assets in UK, Brazil and Germany

Scandal-hit payment processor Wirecard has agreed to sell assets in the UK, Brazil and Germany, while a Munich court has accepted its parent’s administration filing and insolvency proceedings continue in Australia and New Zealand.

01 September 2020

Creditors to vote on amendments to Oi’s landmark reorganisation

Brazilian telecoms company Oi has presented creditors with amendments to its landmark US$20 billion restructuring plan that was approved in 2019, in a bid to get higher offers on assets and extend new loans.

25 August 2020

Odebrecht subsidiary seeks court sanction for extrajudicial restructuring

The construction services arm of Brazil’s Odebrecht has submitted an extrajudicial restructuring of US$3.3 billion worth of notes to a court in São Paulo for final approval.

25 August 2020

Speedcast agrees sale to support Chapter 11 exit

Australian satellite communications group Speedcast has agreed to sell its business to a US private equity firm, in a deal that would see disgruntled shareholders lose out when it emerges from bankruptcy.

14 August 2020

Brazilian court approves Odebrecht’s results-based reorganisation plan

A Brazilian court has approved a restructuring plan for non-operating companies in Brazil’s Odebrecht group, which will see it pay creditors with the proceeds of asset sales and new, profit-sharing securities.

29 July 2020

LATAM's Brazil arm joins Chapter 11, as recognition granted in Chile and Colombia

LATAM Airlines Brasil has joined in the New York Chapter 11 proceedings of its South American parent, as the group secured recognition of its US bankruptcy in Chile and Colombia.

10 July 2020

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