Honduras is facing a billion-dollar International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim for allegedly expropriating the assets of a local family of politicians whom US authorities have accused of laundering money derived from narcotics trafficking.
Aguilar Castillo Love (Honduras) has helped US consumer goods company Procter & Gamble (P&G) and German pharmaceutical company Merck get antitrust clearance in Honduras for P&G’s US$4.2 billion global acquisition of Merck’s consumer health division.
BLP (Honduras) has helped Norwegian energy company Scatec Solar and Norway’s state-owned investment fund Norfund connect the first phase of their Los Prados solar project to the grid and commence operations in Honduras.
Consortium (Honduras) has converted a section of its office space in Tegucigalpa into a business centre that will host conferences and seminars on local investment opportunities and legal trends.
The complete programme for Latin Lawyer's 3rd Annual Tax conference has been announced.
Spanish firm ECIJA has merged with four firms in Central America, the Dominican Republic and Panama, expanding its presence in Latin America.
Spain’s Prosegur has hired Garrigues (Colombia) in Bogotá and EY Law in Central America to acquire Grupo Almo’s security transport business.
In a fast-changing world, the Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2018 have shown themselves willing to take innovative steps to defend their leading positions.
The regionalisation of the Central American legal market is plain to see in the Honduran chapter of the Latin Lawyer 250, where only two of the seven firms are still single market players: Melara & Asociados and Bufete Mejía & Asociados.
Crowell & Moring in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC, has helped Honduran renewables company Pacific Solar Energy obtain a US$93 million loan.