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IIC approves loans across Latin America
IIC approves loans across Latin America

IIC approves loans across Latin America

14 June 2002

The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) has agreed a series of loans to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Brazil to finance leasing operations.

US Attorney for the Southern District of New York rejoins old firm
US Attorney for the Southern District of New York rejoins old firm

US Attorney for the Southern District of New York rejoins old firm

07 June 2002

Former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Mary Jo White has joined Debevoise & Plimpton, effective June 1.

Freshfields launches US antitrust practice
Freshfields launches US antitrust practice

Freshfields launches US antitrust practice

24 May 2002

Paul Yde and M J Moltenbrey have become partners of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and will launch a US antitrust practice in Washington DC. Joining them will be Alan Ryan, a competition partner who is relocating from the firm’s Brussels office.

Winston & Strawn lawyer sets up on own
Winston & Strawn lawyer sets up on own

Winston & Strawn lawyer sets up on own

24 May 2002

Thomas Vega-Byrnes has left Winston & Strawn and has set up his own solo practice, Thomas Vega-Byrnes LLC. He will continue to work in international power projects and will build upon established relationships with commercial, government and multilateral lenders, equipment suppliers and contractors.

Central American Free Trade Agreement comes a step closer
Central American Free Trade Agreement comes a step closer

Central American Free Trade Agreement comes a step closer

22 March 2002

The Presidents of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and El Salvador, along with the Vice-President of Honduras, have signed the text for a future Free Trade Agreement to cover all six countries. With the signing of the text, which took place on March 6 in Panama City with the President of Brazil as witness, the Central American countries intend to form a trade bloc of 30 million consumers.

Hughes Hubbard and Sherman & Sterling in US$120 million commercial paper program
Hughes Hubbard and Sherman & Sterling in US$120 million commercial paper program

Hughes Hubbard and Sherman & Sterling in US$120 million commercial paper program

21 November 2000

The program, a re-do of one done last year, was signed between CABEI and Barclays Bank PLC. It is designed to finance foreign trade operations in Central America and was effective as of November 21, 2000.