Central America

García & Bodán splits from partners in Guatemala

García & Bodán (Guatemala) has split from the firm it merged with two years ago, Asensio Andrade Flores & Asociados, with both firms planning to continue to collaborate as separate entities.

AerCap hires Arias to repossess aircraft

A team of lawyers led by Arias San Salvador offices have helped Dutch aircraft leasing company AerCap repossess aircraft lent to Salvadorian commercial airline VECA.

Pacific rift

The heads of state from countries representing 40 per cent of the global economy signed off the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for legislative approval on 4 February. Top US trade lawyers say the treaty will benefit Latin American signatories Chile, Mexico and Peru, but whether it puts the rest of the Americas at a disadvantage remains far from clear, writes Tom Muskett-Ford

Academia abroad

Latin American lawyers from all over the region sent us rave reviews of their time spent abroad pursuing their LLM degree, and it is no wonder many associates would like to experience the same. Marieke Breijer speaks to partners across the region about firm and personal considerations that lawyers should address in deciding whether and where to go

NYSBA’s LatAm arm calls for regionwide ethics guidance

Representatives of the New York State Bar Association's (NYSBA) Latin American Council called on the region's law firms to adopt a single set of ethical guidelines at a conference held in New York yesterday, but some speakers questioned the project's multi-jurisdictional approach and enforceability.



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