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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.

Multiple firms in Unicomer US$350 million bond offer

05 April 2017

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

Vance Center Lawyers Council launches anti-corruption module

Vance Center Lawyers Council launches anti-corruption module

04 April 2017

A civil and economic rights group established by The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice has launched an anti-corruption initiative that will organise private practice lawyers across the Americas to support government efforts to crack down on corruption.

Dentons Muñoz Panama hire boosts banking and finance

Dentons Muñoz Panama hire boosts banking and finance

03 April 2017

Dentons Muñoz has hired a former Citibank general counsel from Fabrega, Molino & Mulino to lead its banking and finance department in Panama.

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.