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Partners from minority groups still lack ‘critical mass’ to boost diversity

Partners from minority groups still lack ‘critical mass’ to boost diversity

09 June 2017

Leading law firms in Latin America and the US have had some success in increasing diversity among their rank and file, but a lack of leadership from an overwhelmingly white, male partnership in most firms is still preventing many women and lawyers from different ethic and socio-economic backgrounds from reaching the top positions, according to delegates at a diversity and inclusion conference at the New York City Bar Association earlier this week.

Autopistas del Sol issues landmark project bonds in Costa Rica

Autopistas del Sol issues landmark project bonds in Costa Rica

07 June 2017

Jones Day and BLP (Costa Rica) have helped Autopistas del Sol become the first Costa Rican infrastructure operator to issue project bonds, in a US$351 million dual offering that breaks new ground for project finance in the Central American country.

Grupo Monge closes cross-border syndicated financing

22 May 2017

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York, Vector Legal in Costa Rica, Guatemalan firm Bufete López Cordero, García & Bodán (Honduras), Lexincorp in San Salvador and Peruvian firm García Sayán Abogados have helped retailer Grupo Monge obtain a syndicated multijurisdictional loan worth US$120 million.

Central American firms launch regional alliance

Central American firms launch regional alliance

16 May 2017

Five Central American firms in different jurisdictions have launched a non-exclusive strategic alliance to provide regional coverage to their clients.

Costa Rica tribunal acknowledges award error

Costa Rica tribunal acknowledges award error

24 April 2017

After rejecting a string of DR-CAFTA claims against Costa Rica last year on jurisdictional grounds, a tribunal has told the parties that the award contains a “factual error” regarding the status of litigation in the country and asked whether they should correct it or terminate the case.

Two firms star in major Costa Rican real estate deal

24 April 2017

Zürcher Odio & Raven has helped US investment group CPG Real Estate and Costa Rican businessman Rubén Pacheco buy two Marriot hotels from private equity outfit Cuestamoras.

Multiple firms in Unicomer US$350 million bond offer

05 April 2017

Twelve firms have helped Salvadorean retailer Unicomer issue bonds worth US$350 million.

Vance Center Lawyers Council launches anti-corruption module

Vance Center Lawyers Council launches anti-corruption module

04 April 2017

A civil and economic rights group established by The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice has launched an anti-corruption initiative that will organise private practice lawyers across the Americas to support government efforts to crack down on corruption.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Costa Rica

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Costa Rica

03 April 2017

Latin Lawyer continues with its overview of the region’s leading business law firms, as analysed in the 19th edition of Latin Lawyer 250. Today the focus is on Costa Rica.

Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year winners announced

Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year winners announced

24 March 2017

Latin Lawyer announced the winners of its 11th annual Deal of the Year Awards at a charity dinner in São Paulo last night, in the presence of 230 leading names of the Latin American legal community.