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During what is usually high season for the industry, Latin Lawyer speaks to external counsel advising companies in Latin America’s tourism and hospitality sector, which has been hit hard by the covid-19 pandemic.
It’s information overload for legal teams at the moment, who are being inundated with guidance from external counsel on how to handle operations amid the covid-19 crisis. As governments race to push through fresh legislation each day, Latin Lawyer finds out how law firms are communicating with clients during this unprecedented time, and what in-house counsel say is and isn’t appealing.
Covid-19 landed in Latin America on 26 February, bringing with it an onslaught of labour and employment issues for the region’s companies and workers. Latin America’s top labour lawyers are now advising their clients on how to handle their workforces in the wake of the crisis, as the evolving outbreak presents unique employment issues for businesses.
BLP (Costa Rica) has bolstered its projects and banking and finance practices by recruiting a lawyer from Allen & Overy LLP in Washington, DC, to oversee energy and infrastructure projects across Central America.
Holland & Knight LLP in New York and Los Angeles; Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega in Panama City; Central American Consortium Legal and Garrigues (Peru) have helped Panama-based Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (Bladex) lend US$91 million to Costa Rican household retailer Grupo Monge.
Arias (Costa Rica) has hired the former co-head of Consortium Legal (Costa Rica)’s labour practice to lead its efforts in that field.
Latin Lawyer 250 firm Facio & Cañas has absorbed Pragma Legal, adding a 13-lawyer team including three new partners and three of counsel.
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