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Dec 22, 2016 Issue

Moody's cuts CCB Brazil Leasing

Brazil Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Brazilian firm's downgrade comes after parent company's rating is revised

S&P downgrades the Bahamas

Caribbean Bahamas Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Caribbean sovereign loses its investment grade status due to weaker than expected GDP growth

DLA Piper signs co-op agreement with Chilean firm

Chile Colombia Mexico

Global law firm signs terms with Chile's Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegres

Odebrecht, Braskem plead guilty to violating US bribery laws

Brazil

Brazilian conglomerate and its petrochemical affiliate agree to pay more than $2bn in Brazil, Switzerland and the US

Petrobras loses asset sale appeal

Brazil M&A

Federal court upholds an injunction blocking the sale of two oil fields to Australia's Karoon

Enel sells pipeline operator

Chile Europe M&A

Italian utility’s Chilean subsidiary sells Electrogas to Portugal's REN for $180m

Brookfield lines up GSP stake

Brazil Peru Loans

Canadian investor will take over for the troubled Brazilian builder in the $6.5bn pipeline concession, Peruvian finmin says

Copec raises local debt

Chile Bonds

Chilean energy company sells roughly $155m in peso-denominated and inflation-linked notes

Petrobras plots bond sale, LM exercise in early 2017

Brazil Bonds

Brazilian oil company may cash in on OPEC's decision to cut oil production and also raise capital before any further Fed rate hikes

CorpBanca Colombia closes loan

Brazil Chile Colombia

Lender increases the facility to $260m after 11 banks join the syndicate