A group of partners have left Sáenz & Asociados’ El Salvador office, including arbitration co-head Humberto Sáenz Marinero and corporate head Mario Antonio Sáenz Marinero, to launch a new firm in El Salvador and Guatemala.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in Washington, DC, and Arias (El Salvador) have helped IDB Invest lend almost US$38 million to help fund SMEs in El Salvador.
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Below we present all M&A deals that were closed, signed or announced in Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic between March and December 2019.
Latin Lawyer recorded 11 debt capital markets deals in Central America, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay, with a total combined value of approximately US$7.1 billion.
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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.
Morgan & Morgan in Panama City and Arias (El Salvador) have helped Panamanian bank La Hipotecaria issue notes for US$75 million.
Torys LLP in Toronto and New York and Arias (El Salvador) have helped Canada’s Scotiabank leave El Salvador by selling its banking and insurance subsidiaries to Honduran group Imperia Intercontinental, in a deal estimated to be worth at least US$250 million.