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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.

Costa Rica wins second ICSID case this year

16 March 2017

Fresh from a win against a Spanish investor, Costa Rica has defeated a US$75 million ICSID claim brought by one of Mexico’s wealthiest families over alleged price-fixing in the liquefied petroleum gas market.

Who represents Latin America's biggest companies?

10 March 2017

LACCA has released its landmark research into which law firms are regularly retained by the region's largest 100 companies.

Dentons Muñoz consolidates ahead of further expansion

Dentons Muñoz consolidates ahead of further expansion

03 March 2017

As Muñoz Global officially launches its tie-up with global law firm Dentons, managing partner Jose Antonio Muñoz speaks to Latin Lawyer about consolidating his firm’s presence across Central America.

Costa Rica faces treaty claim over chicken import ban

27 February 2017

A food company and its founder have threatened Costa Rica with a US$200 million ICSID claim over a ban on the import of chicken cuts from Canada and the US, among other treaty breaches – which they say have driven the company to the brink of bankruptcy.