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Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2017

Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2017

09 August 2017

Latin Lawyer profiles the 40 Latin American law firms with an eye firmly on the future.

Banco de América Central gets first international syndicated credit line

04 August 2017

Consortium Legal (Guatemala) has helped the Guatemalan branch of Banco de América Central (BAC) obtain a US$50 million syndicated credit line to finance its foreign trade loan portfolio.

Estuardo Mata Palmieri: 14 April 1975 – 10 June 2017

Estuardo Mata Palmieri: 14 April 1975 – 10 June 2017

13 July 2017

Estuardo Mata Palmieri, a founding partner at Guatemala’s QIL+4 Abogados and the head of its disputes team, has died at the age of 42.

Arias & Muñoz breakaway firm Dentons Muñoz hires second partner in Guatemala

Arias & Muñoz breakaway firm Dentons Muñoz hires second partner in Guatemala

04 July 2017

The Guatemalan branch of Dentons Muñoz has announced plans to corner the white-collar crime market in Central America after hiring a local practitioner.

Central American firms retrench amid fast-paced regional change

Central American firms retrench amid fast-paced regional change

30 June 2017

Several Central American firms have rebranded, promoted or moved offices in the past six months, after a tumultuous 2016 that saw new regionalisation pressures in Guatemala and the partition of market leading firm Arias in Costa Rica.

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.