Some 45 Latin American and international law firms have helped the region’s companies raise more than US$13.4 billion through 41 equity capital markets transactions during the first six months of 2019, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest research.
A DR-CAFTA tribunal has declined jurisdiction over a US$41.5 million claim against the Dominican Republic brought by two US-Dominican dual nationals who were denied permission to expand a real estate project within a protected national park.
Ahead of the publication of the 2020 edition of LACCA Approved, we take a look at the results to find out who Latin America’s leading law firm partners are, as voted for by in-house counsel.
Some 107 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise nearly US$90 billion through 367 debt capital markets deals between January and June of this year, according to Latin Lawyer's data.
Latin Lawyer recorded 53 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$18.7 billion.
Spanish law firm DJV-Estrada-Azcona has launched an international legal group together with four Latin American outfits from Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Peru, including Latin Lawyer 250-listed IP boutique Becerril, Coca & Becerril SC.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in São Paulo and New York has helped the Dominican Republic issue US$2.5 billion in bonds.
Lee Buchheit, former Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP partner and newly appointed strategic advisor to the Venezuelan opposition, will deliver the keynote at Latin Lawyer - GRR 4th Annual Restructuring Summit, which will be held on 11 July at Paul Hasting LLP’s office in New York.
Research recently published shows which Latin American countries have been proactive and which others have lagged behind in tackling corruption tied to Odebrecht since 2016.
Central American law firm Lexincorp has entered a partnership with business consultancy company Grupo Nexo Franquicia to provide franchise-related services and win new clients.