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Latin Lawyer Elite Survey 2018

Latin Lawyer Elite Survey 2018

24 May 2018

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.

Sfera commits to regionalisation with El Salvador and Nicaragua openings

Sfera commits to regionalisation with El Salvador and Nicaragua openings

15 May 2018

Costa Rica-based Sfera Legal has absorbed Ayala & Betancourt in San Salvador and hired a former Consortium Legal associate in Managua to open offices in both countries today.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Nicaragua

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Nicaragua

23 March 2018

Regional firms also dominate the Nicaraguan chapter of the Latin Lawyer 250. Here, two firms compete for the top spot in terms of headcount: Consortium Legal (Nicaragua) and García & Bodán (Nicaragua). They both have almost double the number of lawyers of their nearest rivals.

BLP increases female numbers at senior level

BLP increases female numbers at senior level

20 February 2018

One in three partners at Central American firm BLP are now women after a promotion in Nicaragua and a hire in Costa Rica, bucking regional diversity norms.

Oil investors bring ICSID claim against Nicaragua

09 January 2018

Nicaragua is facing its first claim at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in more than a decade, lodged by a group of US investors over the alleged expropriation of a hydrocarbon concession.

IC Power divests its entire LatAm energy business

IC Power divests its entire LatAm energy business

07 December 2017

Norton Rose Fulbright in New York has acted as lead counsel for global investment manager I Squared Capital in its US$1.2 billion acquisition of IC Power’s entire Latin American energy portfolio.

DAC Beachcroft expands LatAm footprint

DAC Beachcroft expands LatAm footprint

06 December 2017

International firm DAC Beachcroft has announced an association agreement with López Saavedra & Villarroel Abogados, becoming one of first major international outfits to forge formal ties with an Argentine firm since the election of President Mauricio Macri in 2015.

LatinAlliance helps hotel chain enter Nicaragua

13 November 2017

LatinAlliance’s Managua office has helped international hotel chain Selina open a branch in Nicaragua, with a total investment of US$10 million.

Latin Lawyer tax summit gets CLE accreditation

Latin Lawyer tax summit gets CLE accreditation

06 November 2017

Latin Lawyer's 2nd Annual Tax Summit has got CLE accreditation from The Florida Bar ahead of the big event, which will be held on Thursday in Miami.

UK cocoa producer makes massive land acquisition in Nicaragua

30 October 2017

BLP (Nicaragua) has helped UK cocoa producer Bean & Co buy 3,000 hectares of land from local agroindustry company Magdalena for US$75 million.