Nicaraguan human rights activist Bianca Jagger has urged the international community to impose sanctions on the Nicaraguan government to condemn its weak response to covid-19, while the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has similarly urged Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega to rethink his approach to the pandemic in an open letter to the government.
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Holland & Knight LLP in New York and Los Angeles; Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega in Panama City; Central American Consortium Legal and Garrigues (Peru) have helped Panama-based Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (Bladex) lend US$91 million to Costa Rican household retailer Grupo Monge.
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US professional services firm Andersen Global has signed a collaboration agreement with Central Law, giving it six bases in Central America and Panama.
Three Greenberg Traurig LLP offices, Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee in Panama City and multiple offices of Central American law firm Consortium Legal have helped Panamanian bank BAC International (BIB) complete a securitisation of future receivables.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Toronto and BLP (Nicaragua) have helped Canada’s Calibre Mining acquire several gold mining assets in Nicaragua for a total of US$100 million.
Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago and Consortium Legal (Nicaragua) in Managua have advised investment bank Credit Suisse in two loans totalling US$90 million to Nicaragua’s largest bank, Banpro.
Lexincorp (Nicaragua) has strengthened its finance and disputes practices by hiring a partner from a local boutique with lengthy in-house experience from regional bank Promerica.
Hogan Lovells LLP in New York and Arias (Nicaragua) have helped Nicaraguan bank Lafise Bancentro obtain a US$100 million loan.