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Pacheco Coto shakes up Central America with EY merger

18 October 2017

EY Law will absorb prominent regional firm Pacheco Coto on 1 January, adding more than 50 attorneys and senior partners to its 100 lawyer-plus Central American branch.

Quotas are essential to curb the gender gap, say labour panellists

Quotas are essential to curb the gender gap, say labour panellists

17 October 2017

Gender quotas are necessary to improve equality and overcome bias in the workplace, but they must be used as part of a wider programme that encourages cultural and institutional change, agreed an all-female panel at the 4th Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference held in Miami on 26 September.

Top speakers confirmed for Latin Lawyer’s Tax Summit

Top speakers confirmed for Latin Lawyer’s Tax Summit

16 October 2017

Senior figures from Peruvian beverage multinational Aje, the Florida International Bankers Association, KPMG and UBS along with senior representations from top law firms, financial service providers and universities are set to speak at Latin Lawyer's 2nd Annual Tax Summit, which will be held on Thursday 9 November in Miami.

US healthcare company Cardinal snaps up LatAm assets

05 October 2017

Jones Day in Detroit, Mexico City, Munich and São Paulo and Arias (Costa Rica) have helped global healthcare company Cardinal acquire patient care assets from its US counterpart Medtronic in a global deal worth US$6.1 billion.

Banistmo completes first international debt offer

05 October 2017

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s Washington, DC, New York and London offices and Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee in Panama City have helped Banistmo, the Panamanian arm of Colombia's Bancolombia, issue bonds worth US$500 million in its first international debt tap.

Panama’s Benedetti & Benedetti splits

04 October 2017

Benedetti & Benedetti, the Panamanian arm of regional firm Central Law, has confirmed it will split into two different legal outfits after 25 years of operation.

Arias and Dentons Muñoz reunite for agribusiness sale

26 September 2017

Arias offices in San José, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa, Managua, Guatemala City and Panama City and Jimenez Cruz Peña in Santo Domingo have helped US chemical company American Vanguard Corporation (AMVAC) acquire agricultural solutions provider Grupo Agricenter.

Clifford Chance and Maples and Calder guide landmark Panama metro issue

18 September 2017

Clifford Chance LLP in New York, São Paulo and Singapore, and Maples and Calder in the Cayman Islands have helped the consortium behind the Panama Metro Line 2 project raise US$619 million in what is thought to be the first ever securitisation of government certificates to finance an infrastructure project in Panama.

US glass maker gets multijurisdictional credit line

18 September 2017

Miranda & Amado Abogados in Lima and Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas in Bogotá have helped specialty glass producers American Glass Products (AGP) obtain an US$85 million loan from Credit Suisse.

Programme for Latin Lawyer 2nd Annual Tax Summit now online

Programme for Latin Lawyer 2nd Annual Tax Summit now online

06 September 2017

The complete programme for Latin Lawyer's 2nd Annual Tax Summit has been announced.