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Pérez Alati and Shearman in most debt deals in Spanish-speaking LatAm

Pérez Alati and Shearman in most debt deals in Spanish-speaking LatAm

14 March 2019

Argentina’s Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen and international law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP advised on the most debt capital markets transactions in Spanish-speaking Latin America during November and December, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest research.

Telefónica leaves Central America with US$2.3 billion sale

Telefónica leaves Central America with US$2.3 billion sale

04 March 2019

Latham & Watkins LLP and regional firm Arias have helped Spanish telecoms company Telefónica sell assets across Central America to counterparts Millicom and América Móvil for some US$2.3 billion.

Former Arias managing partner opens new firm in Guatemala

Former Arias managing partner opens new firm in Guatemala

04 March 2019

José Augusto Toledo, former managing partner of Arias’ Guatemala office between 2007 and 2016, has opened Clarity Law in Guatemala City, catering to mid-size companies and start-ups.

Lovill and LatamLex end partnership

01 March 2019

Panamanian law firm Lovill and Central American LatamLex Abogados have cancelled a partnership that they entered into in 2014.

Fragomen opens Guatemala office

28 February 2019

US immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP has launched its 12th office in Latin America in as many years, opening its doors in Guatemala City today.

Aguilar Castillo hires new litigation head in Guatemala

Aguilar Castillo hires new litigation head in Guatemala

14 February 2019

Aguilar Castillo Love (Guatemala) has hired a disputes lawyer from Carrillo & Asociados to head its litigation practice and land more bet-the-company cases.

Changes to Latin Lawyer news submissions

17 December 2018

From the start of January 2019, we are changing the way we collect deal submissions. The new process is designed to speed up our reporting on transactions, allow for a broader coverage of deals via monthly round ups and provide readers with a better analysis of who is doing what in the market. In turn, this will deepen and improve our research for the Latin Lawyer 250 and LACCA’s annual list of Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies.

Multiple firms in Promerica's first US debt tap

05 December 2018

Panamanian bank group Promerica has hired Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in Miami and Richmond and Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee in Panama City as lead counsel for its first ever US issuance, worth US$200 million.

Owens-Illinois snaps up Central American glassmaker

29 November 2018

Linklaters in New York and four offices of Aguilar Castillo Love have helped US glassmaker Owens-Illinois acquire a minority stake in counterpart Empresas Comegua.

Canadian miner targets gold and silver mines in Guatemala and Peru

Canadian miner targets gold and silver mines in Guatemala and Peru

21 November 2018

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Vancouver and Toronto, Mayora & Mayora SC (Guatemala) and Hernández & Cía Abogados in Lima have helped Canadian miner Pan American Silver buy national counterpart Tahoe Resources, including the troublesome Escobal silver mine in Guatemala for some US$1.1 billion.