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Pacheco Coto shakes up Central America with EY merger

18 October 2017

EY Law will absorb prominent regional firm Pacheco Coto on 1 January, adding more than 50 attorneys and senior partners to its 100 lawyer-plus Central American branch.

Top speakers confirmed for Latin Lawyer’s Tax Summit

Top speakers confirmed for Latin Lawyer’s Tax Summit

16 October 2017

Senior figures from Peruvian beverage multinational Aje, the Florida International Bankers Association, KPMG and UBS along with senior representations from top law firms, financial service providers and universities are set to speak at Latin Lawyer's 2nd Annual Tax Summit, which will be held on Thursday 9 November in Miami.

Trump-licensed luxury resort in DR restructures debt

Trump-licensed luxury resort in DR restructures debt

13 September 2017

Mayer Brown LLP's New York and Chicago offices have helped Cap Cana, a luxury real estate project in the Dominican Republic, restructure almost US$215 million worth of debt.

Programme for Latin Lawyer 2nd Annual Tax Summit now online

Programme for Latin Lawyer 2nd Annual Tax Summit now online

06 September 2017

The complete programme for Latin Lawyer's 2nd Annual Tax Summit has been announced.

Pellerano & Herrera inks US embassy financing

05 July 2017

Scotiabank has hired Dominican firm Pellerano & Herrera to reach a US$40 million financing arrangement with a property developer building homes for US personnel working at the US embassy in Santo Domingo.

Dominican state fund wins damages in power saga

Dominican state fund wins damages in power saga

04 July 2017

A Dominican government-owned fund has won damages in the second of two ICC cases launched by its private partners in two electricity utilities after their executives were accused of criminal conduct five years ago.

Cleary, Dentons and Pellerano Herrera convene for DR sovereign bond issue

29 June 2017

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP's São Paulo and New York offices have helped the Dominican Republic issue bonds worth US$500 million.

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.

DR-CAFTA panel won’t split off nationality objection

DR-CAFTA panel won’t split off nationality objection

05 May 2017

The Dominican Republic has failed to persuade an UNCITRAL panel to hold a separate hearing on whether claims by two former missionaries concerning a real estate investment should be dismissed because of the claimants’ “dominant and effective” nationality.

Dominican Republic wins costs after real estate investor withdraws

Dominican Republic wins costs after real estate investor withdraws

28 April 2017

A property investor has been ordered to pay costs to the Dominican Republic after withdrawing a treaty claim against the state on the ground that conducting the arbitration in two languages was financially unviable.