Some 150 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise more than US$200 billion through nearly 800 debt and equity capital markets deals throughout 2018, according to Latin Lawyer data.
Argentina’s Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen and international law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP advised on the most debt capital markets transactions in Spanish-speaking Latin America during November and December, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest research.
Latham & Watkins LLP and regional firm Arias have helped Spanish telecoms company Telefónica sell assets across Central America to counterparts Millicom and América Móvil for some US$2.3 billion.
José Augusto Toledo, former managing partner of Arias’ Guatemala office between 2007 and 2016, has opened Clarity Law in Guatemala City, catering to mid-size companies and start-ups.
Panamanian law firm Lovill and Central American LatamLex Abogados have cancelled a partnership that they entered into in 2014.
US immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP has launched its 12th office in Latin America in as many years, opening its doors in Guatemala City today.
Aguilar Castillo Love (Guatemala) has hired a disputes lawyer from Carrillo & Asociados to head its litigation practice and land more bet-the-company cases.
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.
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.
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.