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The second half of 2008 and first weeks of 2009 have proven to be another groundbreaking period for the enforcement of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Gary Hufbauer, the Reginald Jones Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington D.C., will be the luncheon speaker at Hughes Hubbard's seminar on "New Prospects for Latin America," to be held on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at the Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida.
LatinLawyer magazine has named the financial restructuring of PdVSA's Orinoco oil project as the restructuring "Deal of the Year." The transaction included four joint ventures to finance extra-heavy crude oil projects in Venezuela's Orinoco belt.
Hughes Hubbard represented Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A., a start-up Brazilian airline founded by JetBlue founder David Neeleman, in the purchase and financing of its first three new Embraer ERJ-195 aircraft. The aircraft were delivered in December 2008, and the new airline began commercial operations on December 16.