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El Salvador issues bonds as debt load rises

13 March 2017

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP in Washington, DC, and Consortium Legal (El Salvador) has helped El Salvador issue bonds worth US$601 million.

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.

AerCap hires Arias to repossess aircraft

24 February 2017

A team of lawyers led by Arias San Salvador offices have helped Dutch aircraft leasing company AerCap repossess aircraft lent to Salvadorian commercial airline VECA.

Central American firms bet on Costa Rica

Central American firms bet on Costa Rica

22 February 2017

Central American firms have doubled down on Costa Rica, with the country accounting for two-thirds of the promotions reported by regional outfits in the past four months.

LatinAlliance hires Romero Pineda’s corporate practice head

LatinAlliance hires Romero Pineda’s corporate practice head

20 February 2017

The San Salvador office of Central American firm LatinAlliance has poached the head of Romero Pineda & Asociados’ corporate department to replace its outgoing regional corporate director.

Eleven firms in multi-jurisdictional bottler issue

16 February 2017

Hogan Lovells LLP’s New York and Miami offices; Guatemalan firm Palacios & Asociados; Benjamin Valdez & Asociados of El Salvador; Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados of Peru; Ecuadorean firm Lexim Abogados; Jamaica’s DunnCox and Samuels Richardson & Co in the British Virgin Islands have helped Guatemalan beverage distributor The Central America Bottling Corporation (CBC) issue notes worth US$500 million.

AB Inbev’s US$100 billion SABMiller tie-up cleared in El Salvador

10 February 2017

Lexincorp’s Salvadorean office has helped Anheuser-Busch InBev get antitrust approval in El Salvador for its record-breaking acquisition of rival brewer SABMiller.

Latin Lawyer launches industry-focused investment guide series

08 February 2017

Latin Lawyer is proud to present The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment – the first in a new series of Latin Lawyer practice and industry investment guides.

Grupo Roble obtains IFC loan

08 February 2017

The El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama offices of Central American law firm Arias have helped the International Finance Corporation grant Salvadorean real estate developer Grupo Roble a US$45 million loan.

2016: a year in review

06 February 2017

While 2016 marked the rise of populism in the US and Europe, in Latin America business-friendly administrations took the reins of several of the region’s countries. With this in mind, law firms stocked up departments in preparation for an expected uptick in transactional work. Latin Lawyer takes a look at the most significant of these developments.

Banco Cuscatlan issues DPR-backed securities

16 January 2017

Hogan Lovells LLP's New York office and Arias (El Salvador) have helped Salvadorean bank Banco Cuscatlán issue securities worth US$100 million that are backed by diversified payment rights (DPRs). 

BLP adds second partner in El Salvador

BLP adds second partner in El Salvador

12 January 2017

BLP has made its first partner hire in El Salvador since entering the country in 2014, recruiting an independent disputes practitioner.