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Germany’s Delivery Hero expands in Latin America

Cuatrecasas in Madrid and Lima, three Arias offices and Ferrere (Ecuador) have helped German on-demand food services business Delivery Hero buy Spanish counterpart Glovo’s entire Latin American operation for 230 million euros (US$273 million), adding several new markets to its existing regional portfolio.

Ecuador completes US$17.4 billion debt restructure
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Peruvian firms help Carlyle subsidiary in shares issue

Hernández & Cía Abogados has helped US private equity group Carlyle sell shares in Peruvian security company Liderman Group to employees in Chile, Ecuador and Peru through a secondary public offering.

Multiple firms in cross-border Central American bottling issuance
Telecoms company gets loan in Ecuador

Change on the horizon

Ecuador is set to become the newest entrant to the market-friendly Pacific Alliance trade bloc, putting it on a path to receiving greater foreign investment. The legal markets of Ecuador’s prospective trade partners have opened up to foreign firms more than anywhere else in the region. At a roundtable in Quito law firm partners weighed up whether Ecuador’s local heavyweights should fear what is to come, or if there will be enough work to go around.

A balancing act

Lawyers don’t tend to leave a career in private practice to go in-house for the money, instead they’re often after better equilibrium between their professional and personal lives. Nowadays, law firms are competing better with companies on the work–life balance they offer their associates, but how successful are their efforts?

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Law firms that stand out for the pro bono work done by their lawyers and for their efforts to build a lasting pro bono infrastructure, both internally and in their legal market.

A balancing act
Making it count

Change on the horizon

Ecuador is set to become the newest entrant to the market-friendly Pacific Alliance trade bloc, putting it on a path to receiving greater foreign investment. The legal markets of Ecuador’s prospective trade partners have opened up to foreign firms more than anywhere else in the region. At a roundtable in Quito law firm partners weighed up whether Ecuador’s local heavyweights should fear what is to come, or if there will be enough work to go around.

A balancing act
Making it count

Here to stay

The rise of nationalism first cast doubt on the future of investment treaties and investor-state dispute settlements in Latin America more than a decade ago. But despite international trade agreements now appearing to fall out of favour in the US, such pacts and the investment arbitration they endorse look set to stand the test of time in Latin America.

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State oil companies will invite more private investment, say panellists

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