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Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Panama

Continuing our round-up of Latin America’s legal markets, as analysed by the 19th edition of Latin Lawyer 250, we turn to Panama.

Multiple firms in Unicomer US$350 million bond offer

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

2016: a year in review

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.

Scaling up: Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center’s annual pro bono survey

The findings of our fifth joint pro bono survey provide plenty of reasons to feel positive. Pro bono appears to have turned a corner in Latin America thanks to an ever strengthening infrastructure and the greater willingness of more firms to take part. While the survey results might not show a significant uptick year on year, law firms are nevertheless making great strides in the implementation of policies needed to make pro bono more commonplace. Of course, there are challenges to overcome, such as engaging more partners in pro bono cases. However, the latest focus on high-impact cases could help achieve that, alongside producing a dramatic increase in the value of pro bono work. Rosie Cresswell reports

Lawyers in the firing line post-Panama Papers

The Panama Papers have sped up government anti-tax evasion measures, dramatically reducing clients’ offshore options and shifting customer due diligence to the legal profession, heard delegates at the inaugural Latin Lawyer Tax Summit, held earlier this month in Miami.

Insight

Reference

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Construction 2016

Brazil

Massami Uyeda Junior and Rodrigo de Mello Motta

Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados (São Paulo)

Peru

Claudia Lucena, Isabel Lira Miro Quesada, Daniel Corzo Simons and Luis Paz Maury

Miranda & Amado Abogados

Guides

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The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment

Foreword

Anthony S Harrington

Albright Stonebridge Group

Introduction

Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press

Hogan Lovells LLP

Events

Events

Latin Lawyer 4th Annual Labour & Employment Conference

Events

Latin Lawyer 8th Annual Private Equity Conference