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Hernando de Soto to give keynote at Latin Lawyer private equity conference

Hernando de Soto to give keynote at Latin Lawyer private equity conference

08 August 2017

Peruvian economist and president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy think tank, Hernando de Soto, will deliver the keynote address at Latin Lawyer's upcoming 8th annual private equity conference, to be held next month in New York.

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.

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.

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.