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Guatemalan hydro dispute settles in Miami

Guatemalan hydro dispute settles in Miami

22 January 2018

A Spanish engineering group has abandoned its efforts to set aside a US$28 million award from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) after settling a dispute with an Italian subcontractor over the construction of a water tunnel for a hydroelectric power plant in Guatemala.

Guatemalan arbitrator faces trio of challenges from Venezuela

17 January 2018

Venezuela has challenged Guatemalan arbitrator Álvaro Castellanos Howell in three active annulment proceedings the state faces at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) because of his alleged criticism of the state’s judicial system.

IC Power divests its entire LatAm energy business

IC Power divests its entire LatAm energy business

07 December 2017

Norton Rose Fulbright in New York has acted as lead counsel for global investment manager I Squared Capital in its US$1.2 billion acquisition of IC Power’s entire Latin American energy portfolio.

DAC Beachcroft expands LatAm footprint

DAC Beachcroft expands LatAm footprint

06 December 2017

International firm DAC Beachcroft has announced an association agreement with López Saavedra & Villarroel Abogados, becoming one of first major international outfits to forge formal ties with an Argentine firm since the election of President Mauricio Macri in 2015.

Latin Lawyer tax summit gets CLE accreditation

Latin Lawyer tax summit gets CLE accreditation

06 November 2017

Latin Lawyer's 2nd Annual Tax Summit has got CLE accreditation from The Florida Bar ahead of the big event, which will be held on Thursday in Miami.

Eight firms advise on US pawn loan provider acquisition

24 October 2017

Holland & Knight LLP in Miami and Tampa, the San Salvador, Guatemala City, Tegucigalpa and Panama City offices of Arias Law, Muñiz Ramírez Pérez-Taiman & Olaya in Lima and Conyers Dill & Pearman in Tortola have advised leading US pawn loan provider EZCORP on its US$53 million multi-jurisdictional acquisition of Guatemalan pawn shop company GuatePrenda-MaxiEfectivo (GPMX).

Pacheco Coto shakes up Central America with EY tie-up

18 October 2017

EY Law will integrate prominent regional firm Pacheco Coto on 1 January, adding more than 50 attorneys and senior partners to its 100 lawyer-plus Central American branch.

Top speakers confirmed for Latin Lawyer’s Tax Summit

Top speakers confirmed for Latin Lawyer’s Tax Summit

16 October 2017

Senior figures from Peruvian beverage multinational Aje, the Florida International Bankers Association, KPMG and UBS along with senior representations from top law firms, financial service providers and universities are set to speak at Latin Lawyer's 2nd Annual Tax Summit, which will be held on Thursday 9 November in Miami.

Arias and Dentons Muñoz reunite for agribusiness sale

26 September 2017

Arias offices in San José, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa, Managua, Guatemala City and Panama City and Jimenez Cruz Peña in Santo Domingo have helped US chemical company American Vanguard Corporation (AMVAC) acquire agricultural solutions provider Grupo Agricenter.

Programme for Latin Lawyer 2nd Annual Tax Summit now online

Programme for Latin Lawyer 2nd Annual Tax Summit now online

06 September 2017

The complete programme for Latin Lawyer's 2nd Annual Tax Summit has been announced.