A tribunal has been constituted at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) to hear a US$74 million investment treaty claim brought against Guatemala by holding companies linked to a prominent Israeli businessman.
Consortium Legal (Guatemala) has strengthened its banking and finance practice in preparation for 2020 by promoting a senior associate to partner.
US professional services firm Andersen Global has signed a collaboration agreement with Central Law, giving it six bases in Central America and Panama.
Three Greenberg Traurig LLP offices, Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee in Panama City and multiple offices of Central American law firm Consortium Legal have helped Panamanian bank BAC International (BIB) complete a securitisation of future receivables.
Mayora & Mayora SC (Guatemala) has strengthened its banking and finance practice by promoting a senior associate to partner.
Hogan Lovells LLP in New York and Guatemala’s Sfera Legal have helped Banco G&T Continental obtain a US$250 million loan.
Mayora & Mayora SC (Guatemala) has launched its second Honduras office by opening in San Pedro Sula, while Dentons completes its tie-up with Honduran outfit Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados.
Some 107 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise nearly US$90 billion through 367 debt capital markets deals between January and June of this year, according to Latin Lawyer's data.
Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett LLP in New York and QIL+4 Abogados have helped Guatemala issue debt worth US$1.2 billion through a sovereign bond issuance.
Research recently published shows which Latin American countries have been proactive and which others have lagged behind in tackling corruption tied to Odebrecht since 2016.