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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.

Sfera commits to regionalisation with El Salvador and Nicaragua openings

Sfera commits to regionalisation with El Salvador and Nicaragua openings

15 May 2018

Costa Rica-based Sfera Legal has absorbed Ayala & Betancourt in San Salvador and hired a former Consortium Legal associate in Managua to open offices in both countries today.

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.

El Salvador competition watchdog probes LPG companies

19 April 2018

El Salvador’s competition authority has launched an investigation into four liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) companies for possible price-fixing.

Tigo El Salvador divests telecoms towers

Tigo El Salvador divests telecoms towers

22 March 2018

Jones Day in Miami and Chicago have helped telecoms company Millicom’s subsidiary Tigo El Salvador sell some 800 wireless communications towers to US counterpart SBA Communications for US$145 million.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: El Salvador

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: El Salvador

22 March 2018

With just six firms, this is the smallest Central American chapter of the Latin Lawyer 250, which correlates with El Salvador being the region’s smallest economy. That said, its largest firm Arias (El Salvador) has more lawyers than its peers in the region outside of Costa Rica, with a headcount of 38. 

El Salvador real estate project gets financing

21 March 2018

LatinAlliance El Salvador has acted as deal counsel to Banco G&T Continental in the granting of a USD$24 million syndicated loan for the construction of a residential and leisure real estate complex.

Arnold & Porter, Skadden and Consortium in El Salvador sovereign loan

Arnold & Porter, Skadden and Consortium in El Salvador sovereign loan

07 March 2018

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP in Washington, DC, has helped El Salvador obtain a bridge loan worth US$97 million to help cover last year’s budget.

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.

El Salvador’s AES Clesa gets credit line

02 February 2018

Salvadorean firm Lexincorp has helped local financial institution Banco General grant a loan to energy company AES Clesa for US$18 million.