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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.

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.

Arnold & Porter and García Bodán in US$700 million Honduras issue

03 February 2017

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP in New York and García & Bodán (Honduras) have helped the government of Honduras issue sovereign bonds worth US$700 million in the state’s first cross-border issue in three years.

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.

Peruvian beverage maker in sprawling multi-jurisdictional financing

27 October 2016

Clifford Chance LLP in New York, six offices from Central American firm Arias & Muñoz, Mexico's Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC and Dias Carneiro Advogados in São Paulo have helped Peruvian drinks maker Aje obtain a syndicated loan worth US$88 million, in a cross-border deal involving 13 Latin American jurisdictions.

PE finances Central American clothes maker acquisition

18 October 2016

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York and the Managua, San Salvador and Tegucigalpa offices of Arias & Muñoz have helped US clothes supplier Lowell obtain a syndicated loan worth US$90 million from private equity group Cerberus to fund the acquisition of a US apparel maker’s Central American operations.

Honduran solar complex gets project finance

08 September 2016

Honduran renewables company Energys has hired Crowell & Moring LLP in Los Angeles to obtain a US$33 million funding package as the country’s solar sector heats up.

LatAm firms nominated for TrustLaw awards

05 September 2016

Several leading Latin American law firms have been recognised by the Thomson Reuters Foundation for their contribution to groundbreaking pro bono projects.

Consortium advises banks as Honduras cracks down on money laundering

Consortium advises banks as Honduras cracks down on money laundering

26 August 2016

Consortium Legal (Honduras) is advising the Honduran Banking Association (AHIBA) and Citibank subsidiary Banco de Honduras on the implications of a financial reform that facilitates the liquidation of banks, after a drug-related money laundering scandal exposed gaps in local regulations.