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Israeli investor fails in arbitration claim against Guatemala
Israeli investor fails in arbitration claim against Guatemala

Israeli investor fails in arbitration claim against Guatemala

15 October 2020

A divided United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) tribunal has dismissed an Israeli energy company’s US$117 million claim against Guatemala, ruling that the state is not liable for pursuing a criminal investigation into the tax affairs of electricity distributors owned by the investor.

Arbitration Summit: pandemic and populism to increase investor-state disputes
Arbitration Summit: pandemic and populism to increase investor-state disputes

Arbitration Summit: pandemic and populism to increase investor-state disputes

30 September 2020

Lawyers speaking at Latin Lawyer-GAR Interactive: Arbitration Summit yesterday recommended companies plan infrastructure investments carefully and with the backing of investment treaties and thorough due diligence, amid arbitrary actions by populist politicians and a slew of new laws pursued by governments in Latin America to fight the covid-19 pandemic.

Arias lawyer joins Clarity Law in Guatemala
Arias lawyer joins Clarity Law in Guatemala

Arias lawyer joins Clarity Law in Guatemala

25 September 2020

A senior associate of Arias (Guatemala) has left to become partner at Clarity Law, reuniting with the former managing partner of the regional firm in Guatemala City, José Augusto Toledo.

Germany’s Delivery Hero expands in Latin America
Germany’s Delivery Hero expands in Latin America

Germany’s Delivery Hero expands in Latin America

21 September 2020

Cuatrecasas in Madrid and Lima, three Arias offices and Ferrere (Ecuador) have helped German on-demand food services business Delivery Hero buy Spanish counterpart Glovo’s entire Latin American operation for 230 million euros (US$273 million), adding several new markets to its existing regional portfolio.

Iberdrola barred from bringing second arbitration claim against Guatemala
Iberdrola barred from bringing second arbitration claim against Guatemala

Iberdrola barred from bringing second arbitration claim against Guatemala

09 September 2020

A United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) tribunal has declined to hear an investment treaty case brought by Spain’s Iberdrola against Guatemala over electricity tariffs on the basis that the company had raised identical claims in an unsuccessful International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) arbitration.

Consortium boosts corporate offering in Guatemala with promotion
Consortium boosts corporate offering in Guatemala with promotion

Consortium boosts corporate offering in Guatemala with promotion

07 September 2020

Consortium Legal (Guatemala) has bolstered its corporate practice by promoting a senior associate to partner.

Guatemalan bank raises US$200 million for women-run SMEs
Guatemalan bank raises US$200 million for women-run SMEs

Guatemalan bank raises US$200 million for women-run SMEs

04 September 2020

Hogan Lovells LLP in New York and Mayora & Mayora SC in Guatemala City have helped Guatemala’s Banco Industrial raise US$200 million by issuing notes to support women-operated SMEs in Guatemala.

Latin Lawyer and LACCA's covid-19 information hub
Latin Lawyer and LACCA's covid-19 information hub

Latin Lawyer and LACCA's covid-19 information hub

03 September 2020

In response to the unprecedented impact of covid-19, Latin Lawyer and LACCA launched a free-to-view and regularly updated information hub. Read about legislation and official communications issued by governments across Latin America in response to the evolving crisis here.

Guatemala covid-19 information hub
Guatemala covid-19 information hub

Guatemala covid-19 information hub

02 September 2020

As governments respond to the pandemic by enacting emergency legislation that will affect all areas of society and doing business, we are providing a central information hub that contains the enacted legislation and other relevant official communication issued in relation to the crisis. 

Multiple firms in cross-border Central American bottling issuance
Multiple firms in cross-border Central American bottling issuance

Multiple firms in cross-border Central American bottling issuance

25 August 2020

A slew of firms has helped The Central America Bottling Corporation (CBC) make a US$200 million debt tap.