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.
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.
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.
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.
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.