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IADB and OECD competition initiative
IADB and OECD competition initiative

IADB and OECD competition initiative

04 October 2002

The IADB and the OECD have just established a new partnership to help

Enron/Anderson and cultural change
Enron/Anderson and cultural change

Enron/Anderson and cultural change

02 October 2002

The recent accounting scandals have thrown the spotlight on practices within the legal profession and in particular on how conflicts of interest are resolved. Professional liability insurance is virtually unknown in Latin America, and clear standard corporate governance rules are hard to come by. But, as Rachel Youngman discovers, change is underway.

Banco Alemán taken over
Banco Alemán taken over

Banco Alemán taken over

02 August 2002

Banco Continental de Panamá, SA, Panama’s third-largest private bank, has acquired 100 per cent of the shares of Banco Alemán Platina, SA, a Swiss-German International Banking Licence Bank with offices and operations in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico.

Regional development plan will boost links between Mexico and Central America
Regional development plan will boost links between Mexico and Central America

Regional development plan will boost links between Mexico and Central America

24 July 2002

On June 27 and 28 leaders from Mexico and six Central American countries, together with 1,350 representatives of the business and financial community, gathered in the Mexican resort of Mérida to discuss plans to give the region a more prominent role in the global economy by improving local infrastructure.

US firm's new practice already busy in Latin America
US firm's new practice already busy in Latin America

US firm's new practice already busy in Latin America

24 July 2002

Chadbourne & Parke LLP has launched a new project finance workout and restructuring practice. The practice, which was announced on July 15, has already taken on several clients in Latin America

London and Madrid events show concern for future of Argentina and other Latin American countries
London and Madrid events show concern for future of Argentina and other Latin American countries

London and Madrid events show concern for future of Argentina and other Latin American countries

28 June 2002

At two recent events in Madrid and London, the enormous difficulties involved in tackling the economic problems of Argentina and other Latin American countries were discussed.

Central American ministers discuss free trade with US
Central American ministers discuss free trade with US

Central American ministers discuss free trade with US

24 June 2002

Representatives of multilateral institutions, international experts and academics, and trade ministers and officials from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua took part last weekend in a roundtable at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC. The meeting was on the prospects for a free trade agreement between Central America and the United States.

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.