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.
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.
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.
16 May 2017
Five Central American firms in different jurisdictions have launched a non-exclusive strategic alliance to provide regional coverage to their clients.
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.
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.
05 April 2017
Twelve firms have helped Salvadorean retailer Unicomer issue bonds worth US$350 million.
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.
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.
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.