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Corporate promotions on the rise across LatAm

Corporate promotions on the rise across LatAm

14 June 2018

Just under half of the Latin American promotions reported to Latin Lawyer last month involved corporate lawyers as regional GDP growth recovers.

BLP merges with ANS Legal in Costa Rica

BLP merges with ANS Legal in Costa Rica

11 June 2018

BLP (Costa Rica) has absorbed real estate boutique ANS Legal, strengthening its position as the country’s largest firm.

Ufinet’s Spanish and LatAm business sold for US$2.3 billion

Ufinet’s Spanish and LatAm business sold for US$2.3 billion

05 June 2018

At least nine firms across seven Latin American jurisdictions have advised on a deal that saw private equity company Cinven sell assets belonging to telecoms provider Ufinet to two buyers, French private equity investor Antin and a fund controlled by Cinven.

Latin Lawyer Elite Survey 2018

Latin Lawyer Elite Survey 2018

24 May 2018

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.

Vinci buys minority stakes in Costa Rica’s biggest airports

21 May 2018

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe in Paris, New York, Washington, DC, Houston and London, and BLP (Costa Rica) have helped French infrastructure company Vinci acquire minority stakes in Costa Rica’s main international airports as part of a sprawling multi-jurisdictional deal.

Blackstone gambles on Cirsa purchase

Blackstone gambles on Cirsa purchase

15 May 2018

Seven firms have confirmed their role in Blackstone’s acquisition of Spanish-based gaming corporation Cirsa from the company’s founder in a cross-border deal that involved multiple Latin American jurisdictions.

Costa Rican arbitrator steps down to serve as minister

Costa Rican arbitrator steps down to serve as minister

10 May 2018

Costa Rican arbitrator Dyalá Jiménez Figueres has resigned from two International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) ad hoc annulment committees considering awards against Venezuela after being appointed minister of foreign trade by her country’s president-elect.

UK car retailer enters Central American market

UK car retailer enters Central American market

19 April 2018

Greenberg Traurig LLP in Miami, Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega in Panama City, and EY Law (Costa Rica) have helped UK car showroom company Inchape acquire a Costa Rican counterpart for US$284 million.

ICC hears Chinese-Costa Rican refinery dispute

ICC hears Chinese-Costa Rican refinery dispute

29 March 2018

A tribunal at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has begun hearing a diplomatically sensitive joint-venture dispute between Chinese and Costa Rican state-owned entities over a cancelled US$1.5 billion project to upgrade an oil refinery.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Costa Rica

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Costa Rica

21 March 2018

There are nine law firms in the Costa Rican chapter of the Latin Lawyer 250, making it the largest in the Central American section. Costa Rica is also home to some of the biggest firms in the region. BLP (Costa Rica) has 86 lawyers, while Consortium Legal (Costa Rica) has a headcount of 80, more than double their counterparts in the other four countries. The country’s strong business community and political stability have enabled law firms to grow and deepen their specialisations.