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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.

Guatemala fails to halt action to confirm arbitration award

Guatemala fails to halt action to confirm arbitration award

10 October 2018

A US district court has ruled that an action to confirm a US$21 million Dominican Republic–Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) award against Guatemala can proceed, rejecting the state’s argument that an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) ad hoc committee had annulled the entirety of the award.

Israeli investor takes on Guatemala and Peru

28 September 2018

Holding companies linked to a prominent Israeli businessman have initiated treaty disputes with Guatemala and Peru that are together worth in excess of US$224 million over investments in the electricity sector, it has emerged.

Unilever, Tata, Club Med and Uber to speak at Latin Lawyer Live Labour & Employment

Unilever, Tata, Club Med and Uber to speak at Latin Lawyer Live Labour & Employment

06 September 2018

There’s still time to take advantage of a discounted rate on tickets to Latin Lawyer Live 5th Annual Labour & Employment, which takes place on Tuesday 25 September at W Hotel South Beach in Miami.

Programme for Latin Lawyer 3rd Annual Tax event now online

Programme for Latin Lawyer 3rd Annual Tax event now online

04 September 2018

The complete programme for Latin Lawyer's 3rd Annual Tax conference has been announced.

Spanish firm enters Central America, the DR and Panama

Spanish firm enters Central America, the DR and Panama

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. 

Spanish security company expands to Central America

Spanish security company expands to Central 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.