Panamanian bank group Promerica has hired Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in Miami and Richmond and Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee in Panama City as lead counsel for its first ever US issuance, worth US$200 million.
Linklaters in New York and four offices of Aguilar Castillo Love have helped US glassmaker Owens-Illinois acquire a minority stake in counterpart Empresas Comegua.
Foreign investment fuels a huge amount of deal activity in Latin America, giving international firms, particularly those from the US and UK, a major role in transactions.
Latin Lawyer profiles the 40 Latin American law firms with an eye firmly on the future.
Gender quotas are necessary to improve equality and overcome bias in the workplace, but they must be used as part of a wider programme that encourages cultural and institutional change, agreed an all-female panel at the 4th Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference held in Miami on 26 September.
Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press
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