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Lexincorp behind Guatemalan renewables operations

13 June 2017

Lexincorp has helped renewables company Grupo Kin finance and construct a hydroelectric plant and four solar farms in Guatemala, in a deal worth US$100 million.

Simpson Thacher, Mayora & Mayora and Aguilar Castillo steer Guatemala power issue

12 June 2017

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and Mayora & Mayora in Guatemala City have helped Guatemalan energy company Energuate issue US$330 million in notes.

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.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Guatemala

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Guatemala

07 April 2017

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

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.

Vance Center Lawyers Council launches anti-corruption module

Vance Center Lawyers Council launches anti-corruption module

04 April 2017

A civil and economic rights group established by The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice has launched an anti-corruption initiative that will organise private practice lawyers across the Americas to support government efforts to crack down on corruption.

Arenales & Skinner-Klée founder starts at BLP

Arenales & Skinner-Klée founder starts at BLP

30 March 2017

BLP (Guatemala) has announced the hire of former Arenales & Skinner-Klée founding partner Alejandro Arenales five months after the family firm’s dissolution.