17 July 2018
Spanish firm ECIJA has merged with four firms in Central America, the Dominican Republic and Panama, expanding its presence in Latin America.
13 July 2018
Spain’s Prosegur has hired Garrigues (Colombia) in Bogotá and EY Law in Central America to acquire Grupo Almo’s security transport business.
19 June 2018
After failing to reverse a loss against Guatemala at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) over electricity tariffs, Spanish company Iberdrola has brought a new treaty claim against the Central American state before the Permanent Court of Arbitration, it has emerged.
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.
24 May 2018
A US businessman and his company have threatened Guatemala with a DR-CAFTA claim for more than US$150 million over the suspension of operations at a gold and silver mining project that has been the subject of environmental protests by local communities.
09 May 2018
A Singapore court has upheld a US$149 million award at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in a dispute over a power plant in Guatemala – rejecting arguments that the tribunal unfairly restricted one side’s access to evidence and failed in a duty to investigate corruption allegations.
30 April 2018
DLA Piper LLP in Washington, DC, and London has helped the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) grant a loan to Brazilian sugar and alcohol producer Vale do Paraná.
22 March 2018
This is the second largest Central American chapter of the Latin Lawyer 250, with eight firms. It is home to the largest number of single market firms in the region, although that number is dwindling as more local players embrace regionalisation. The latest venture of Mayora & Mayora (Guatemala) is now listed in the Salvadorian chapter of the guide. However, the two largest Guatemalan firms - QIL+4 Abogados and Carrillo & Asociados – do not have offices outside of the country and that is unlikely to change soon.
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.
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.