Peru was the busiest country for M&A transactions in Spanish-speaking Latin America during January and February, with more deals taking place there than in Mexico and Argentina combined, according to Latin Lawyer’s research.

We collected data on deals that were announced, signed or closed in January and February in Spanish-speaking Latin America. In total, 28 international law firms and 72 local outfits helped steer 68 M&A deals, according to our research.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP worked on more acquisitions than any other international law firm during the two-month period, landing a place on five. That is in addition to a further two deals in Brazil, which Latin Lawyer reported on earlier this week. Four law firms – Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Jenner & Block LLP; Latham & Watkins LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP – worked on two transactions each.

(Latin Lawyer)

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