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Pacheco Coto shakes up Central America with EY tie-up

18 October 2017

EY Law will integrate prominent regional firm Pacheco Coto on 1 January, adding more than 50 attorneys and senior partners to its 100 lawyer-plus Central American branch.

BLP branches out with new Spanish office

BLP branches out with new Spanish office

20 September 2017

Costa Rican-based regional firm BLP has opened a representative office in Madrid; its first outside of Central America. 

BLP's Managua branch makes first senior hire

06 September 2017

BLP (Nicaragua) has hired the legal director of local construction company Grupo Calsa as counsel for its energy and infrastructure practice.

Programme for Latin Lawyer 2nd Annual Tax Summit now online

Programme for Latin Lawyer 2nd Annual Tax Summit now online

06 September 2017

The complete programme for Latin Lawyer's 2nd Annual Tax Summit has been announced.

Consortium hires HP in-house for new managing director role

Consortium hires HP in-house for new managing director role

21 July 2017

Consortium Legal has hired a 32 year-old in-house lawyer from Hewlett-Packard's Central America and Caribbean division to improve regional coordination, settling on one of the youngest candidates to apply for the senior position.

Consortium becomes largest Costa Rican firm and challenges the Big Four

17 July 2017

Consortium Legal (Costa Rica) has recruited multiple lawyers from prominent local firm Batalla Salto Luna, adding substantially to its headcount and establishing a large in-house tax team to directly challenge the Big Four accounting firms.

Estuardo Mata Palmieri: 14 April 1975 – 10 June 2017

Estuardo Mata Palmieri: 14 April 1975 – 10 June 2017

13 July 2017

Estuardo Mata Palmieri, a founding partner at Guatemala’s QIL+4 Abogados and the head of its disputes team, has died at the age of 42.

Arias & Muñoz breakaway firm Dentons Muñoz hires second partner in Guatemala

Arias & Muñoz breakaway firm Dentons Muñoz hires second partner in Guatemala

04 July 2017

The Guatemalan branch of Dentons Muñoz has announced plans to corner the white-collar crime market in Central America after hiring a local practitioner.

Central American firms retrench amid fast-paced regional change

Central American firms retrench amid fast-paced regional change

30 June 2017

Several Central American firms have rebranded, promoted or moved offices in the past six months, after a tumultuous 2016 that saw new regionalisation pressures in Guatemala and the partition of market leading firm Arias in Costa Rica.

Guatemala’s Mayora & Mayora enters El Salvador

Guatemala’s Mayora & Mayora enters El Salvador

02 June 2017

Guatemalan firm Mayora & Mayora SC has merged with Salvadorean firm Telles & Asociados and hired an in-house lawyer from Coca-Cola’s Guatemala branch to head its litigation department back home.