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Dentons opens El Salvador office and hires partner in Panama

Dentons opens El Salvador office and hires partner in Panama

21 February 2018

Dentons has opened an office in San Salvador and hired a new litigation partner in Panama City as it continues its Latin America expansion.

Central Law joins Interact Law

Central Law joins Interact Law

20 February 2018

Central American firm Central Law has joined international legal network Interact Law to connect with more international firms and clients.

Pacheco Coto loses lawyers in EY transition

Pacheco Coto loses lawyers in EY transition

23 January 2018

Batalla Abogados in San José has hired two former Pacheco Coto (Costa Rica) corporate lawyers just two weeks after the latter formally integrated into EY Central America.

Pacheco Coto shakes up Central America with EY tie-up

18 October 2017

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

BLP branches out with new Spanish office

BLP branches out with new Spanish office

20 September 2017

Costa Rican-based regional firm BLP has opened a representative office in Madrid; its first outside of Central America. 

BLP's Managua branch makes first senior hire

06 September 2017

BLP (Nicaragua) has hired the legal director of local construction company Grupo Calsa as counsel for its energy and infrastructure practice.

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.

Consortium hires HP in-house for new managing director role

Consortium hires HP in-house for new managing director role

21 July 2017

Consortium Legal has hired a 32 year-old in-house lawyer from Hewlett-Packard's Central America and Caribbean division to improve regional coordination, settling on one of the youngest candidates to apply for the senior position.

Consortium becomes largest Costa Rican firm and challenges the Big Four

17 July 2017

Consortium Legal (Costa Rica) has recruited multiple lawyers from prominent local firm Batalla Salto Luna, adding substantially to its headcount and establishing a large in-house tax team to directly challenge the Big Four accounting firms.

Estuardo Mata Palmieri: 14 April 1975 – 10 June 2017

Estuardo Mata Palmieri: 14 April 1975 – 10 June 2017

13 July 2017

Estuardo Mata Palmieri, a founding partner at Guatemala’s QIL+4 Abogados and the head of its disputes team, has died at the age of 42.