Spanish firm ECIJA has merged with four firms in Central America, the Dominican Republic and Panama, expanding its presence in Latin America.
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York and Barros & Errázuriz Abogados in Santiago have helped a joint venture between Japanese trading company Mitsui and Spanish infrastructure operator Cobra obtain project finance worth US$558 million for a desalinisation plant.
In recent years, corruption has come to dominate the agenda in Latin America. As the list of companies under investigation grows, has the legal profession been complicit, and can law firms play a greater role in the fight against bribery?
In a fast-changing world, the Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2018 have shown themselves willing to take innovative steps to defend their leading positions.
The Big Four, the commoditisation of legal services and encroaching global firms are threats keeping managing partners from Mexico City to Rio de Janeiro up at night. At a roundtable in San José, partners told Tom Muskett-Ford why firms in Central America, the most integrated market in Latin America, can face off some of those threats with a new wave of consolidation, which could see them expand beyond Central America’s borders to stay ahead of the competition.
A mock inquisition of panellists earlier this year revealed mixed opinions over whether Miami should be classed as a world-class seat for arbitration....
Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press
Anthony S Harrington
Albright Stonebridge Group
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