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Arias promotes four in El Salvador

Arias promotes four in El Salvador

12 July 2017

Central American firm Arias has promoted four lawyers to partner in El Salvador, doubling the size of the firm’s Salvadorean partnership.

Lexincorp helps Puma Energy agree new credit

11 July 2017

Lexincorp has helped oil major Puma Energy negotiate and draft a US$10 million line of credit with Banco Agricola of El Salvador.

Digicel gets finance package to refinance mounting debt

22 June 2017

Consortium Legal’s San Salvador office has helped multinational mobile operator Digicel obtain a loan of US$1.35 billion.

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.

Guatemala’s Mayora & Mayora enters El Salvador

Guatemala’s Mayora & Mayora enters El Salvador

02 June 2017

Guatemalan firm Mayora & Mayora SC has merged with Salvadorean firm Telles & Asociados and hired an in-house lawyer from Coca-Cola’s Guatemala branch to head its litigation department back home.

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.

El Salvador pursues Pac Rim and defeats motorway claim

El Salvador pursues Pac Rim and defeats motorway claim

21 April 2017

As El Salvador freezes the assets of a failed ICSID claimant to collect on a costs award, the state has reported a “new victory” in an unrelated arbitration over a project to extend one of the country’s largest motorways.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: El Salvador

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: El Salvador

06 April 2017

Latin Lawyer continues with its run-through of the region’s leading law firms in Latin America, as analysed in the 19th edition of Latin Lawyer 250. Today’s focus is El Salvador.

Multiple firms in Unicomer US$350 million bond offer

05 April 2017

Twelve firms have helped Salvadorean retailer Unicomer issue bonds worth US$350 million.