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Shearman, Milbank, ARIFA and Alemán Cordero in bond sale

17 August 2017

Panamanian financial provider Banco General Banco General has hired Shearman and Sterling LLP and Panamanian firm Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega for a US$550 million bond sale.

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.

Panama Canal Authority wins first ICC case

Panama Canal Authority wins first ICC case

03 August 2017

A tribunal seated in Miami has dismissed a US$192 million claim against the Panama Canal Authority, one of multiple International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) cases relating to a project for the canal's expansion.

Mexican consortium buys US-sanctioned shopping centre in Panama

Mexican consortium buys US-sanctioned shopping centre in Panama

01 August 2017

Panamanian firms Anzola Robles & Asociados and Morgan & Morgan have helped a Mexican consortium purchase a distressed shopping centre complex for US$350 million, previously owned by US-blacklisted Panamanian tycoon Abdul Waked.

Former Panama president faces extradition from US

Former Panama president faces extradition from US

15 June 2017

Ricardo Martinelli, who is wanted in Panama for using state funds to spy illegally on political opponents, appeared before a US federal court in Miami on 13 June.

Morgan & Morgan hires three labour partners

Morgan & Morgan hires three labour partners

12 June 2017

Panama’s Morgan & Morgan has hired three partners from Littler affiliate BDS Asesores, two to head its labour department and the third to lead its immigration offering.

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.

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.

Posse Herrera, Brigard & Urrutia and AFRA seal Colombia airport handover

27 April 2017

Posse Herrera Ruiz has helped Colombian private equity fund managers Nexus Capital Partners and Olímpica Group sell their controlling stakes in local airport operators Airplan and Aeropuertos de Oriente.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Panama

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Panama

13 April 2017

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