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Consortium appoints new president in Central America
Consortium appoints new president in Central America

Consortium appoints new president in Central America

05 August 2020

Central American law firm Consortium Legal has elected Guatemalan partner Álvaro Castellanos to head the regional firm as its new president, after José Evenor Taboada’s 15 years at the helm.

Ex-Sáenz & Asociados partners launch new firm in Central America
Ex-Sáenz & Asociados partners launch new firm in Central America

Ex-Sáenz & Asociados partners launch new firm in Central America

08 July 2020

A group of partners have left Sáenz & Asociados’ El Salvador office, including arbitration co-head Humberto Sáenz Marinero and corporate head Mario Antonio Sáenz Marinero, to launch a new firm in El Salvador and Guatemala. 

Guatemala’s new electricity bill threatens the power sector, say lawyers
Guatemala’s new electricity bill threatens the power sector, say lawyers

Guatemala’s new electricity bill threatens the power sector, say lawyers

17 June 2020

Local lawyers have questioned Guatemala’s divisive new electricity law, which impedes power distribution companies from suspending their services to customers unable to pay their bills because of the covid-19 pandemic, arguing it threatens the functionality of the country’s power sector.

BLP steers IFC loan to Costa Rica capital San José
BLP steers IFC loan to Costa Rica capital San José

BLP steers IFC loan to Costa Rica capital San José

22 May 2020

BLP (Costa Rica) has helped the International Finance Corporation (IFC) lend US$12 million to the municipality of San José to fund renovation and infrastructure projects in the country’s capital.

Guatemala makes landmark social bonds issuance to fight covid-19
Guatemala makes landmark social bonds issuance to fight covid-19

Guatemala makes landmark social bonds issuance to fight covid-19

21 May 2020

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and Cuestas.PPQ Abogados in Guatemala City have helped the Republic of Guatemala issue sovereign bonds worth US$1.2 billion, including social bonds for US$500 million to fund the government’s response to the covid-19 pandemic.

DR-CAFTA claim against Guatemala clears hurdle
DR-CAFTA claim against Guatemala clears hurdle

DR-CAFTA claim against Guatemala clears hurdle

16 April 2020

Guatemala has failed to knock out a US$350 million DR-CAFTA (Dominican Republic-Central America free trade agreement) claim by two US mining investors, with a divided tribunal concluding they were entitled to pursue claims for reflective loss – despite the state’s arguments it could lead to double recovery.

Aguilar Castillo hires from the government in Ecuador
Aguilar Castillo hires from the government in Ecuador

Aguilar Castillo hires from the government in Ecuador

24 March 2020

Regional law firm Aguilar Castillo Love has strengthened its office in Ecuador by hiring a senior lawyer from the Ministry of Energy.

Lexincorp absorbs boutique in Guatemala
Lexincorp absorbs boutique in Guatemala

Lexincorp absorbs boutique in Guatemala

13 March 2020

Central American law firm Lexincorp has strengthened its corporate practice in Guatemala by incorporating a boutique and adding one associate.

Multiple firms in cross-border Bladex loan to Grupo Monge
Multiple firms in cross-border Bladex loan to Grupo Monge

Multiple firms in cross-border Bladex loan to Grupo Monge

11 March 2020

Holland & Knight LLP in New York and Los Angeles; Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega in Panama City; Central American Consortium Legal and Garrigues (Peru) have helped Panama-based Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (Bladex) lend US$91 million to Costa Rican household retailer Grupo Monge.

QIL+4 and Menendez & Asociados steer UK-Guatemalan digital marketing deal
QIL+4 and Menendez & Asociados steer UK-Guatemalan digital marketing deal

QIL+4 and Menendez & Asociados steer UK-Guatemalan digital marketing deal

18 February 2020

UK marketing group WPP has hired QIL+4 Abogados to buy digital marketing company XumaK, which has offices in Guatemala, Colombia and Miami.