News

García & Bodán splits from partners in Guatemala

García & Bodán splits from partners in Guatemala

20 March 2017

García & Bodán (Guatemala) has split from the firm it merged with two years ago, Asensio Andrade Flores & Asociados, with both firms planning to continue to collaborate as separate entities.

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.

Dentons Muñoz consolidates ahead of further expansion

Dentons Muñoz consolidates ahead of further expansion

03 March 2017

As Muñoz Global officially launches its tie-up with global law firm Dentons, managing partner Jose Antonio Muñoz speaks to Latin Lawyer about consolidating his firm’s presence across Central America.

The Odebrecht fact sheet

02 March 2017

The effects of Odebrecht's bribery scheme have reverberated through 15 countries across five continents. The Odebrecht fact sheet, compiled by Latin Lawyer's sister publication Global Investigations Review, is a rolling summary of the developments in the case.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Guatemala faces ICSID enforcement bid

23 January 2017

A Florida-based power company has applied to a US court to enforce a US$21 million ICSID award against Guatemala, as it pursues a resubmitted treaty claim for ten times that amount.

Hilton Princess chain restructures loan

14 December 2016

García & Bodán’s Guatemala City, Managua, San Salvador and Tegucigalpa offices have helped Hilton Princess Hotels restructure a bridge loan granted by Scotiabank’s Salvadorean branch.

Promerica funds Citibank Guatemala purchase with multi-jurisdictional financing

16 November 2016

Mayer Brown LLP’s Washington, DC and Chicago offices; Panama’s Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega; Dominican firm Medina Garrigó Abogados; the Salvadorean, Guatemalan, Honduran and Nicaraguan offices of Arias & Muñoz; and Ecuador’s Pérez Bustamante & Ponce Abogados have advised the lenders financing Promerica Financial Corporation (PFC)’s acquisition of Citibank’s credit card and consumer banking business in Guatemala.