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LatAm states to recognise same-sex marriage after court ruling

LatAm states to recognise same-sex marriage after court ruling

18 January 2018

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) has passed down a landmark advisory opinion to member states of the Organisation of American States (OAS), obliging them to formally recognise same-sex marriages and allow transgender people to officially change their name and sex.

Panama tyre dispute leads to milestone trademark ruling

10 January 2018

In what is thought to be the first decision of its kind, a tribunal at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has recognised that trademark licences can qualify for protection under an investment treaty – ruling that a claim by two US subsidiaries of Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone against Panama can continue.

Colombia’s Intertug obtains multijurisdictional loan

05 January 2018

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCoy LLP in New York has acted as lead counsel to Colombian marine industry company Intertug in a syndicated loan worth US$42 million.

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.

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.

Six firms help Intercorp issue debut bonds on global market

25 October 2017

The New York, London and Washington DC offices of Shearman & Sterling LLP, Miranda & Amado Abogados in Lima and Arias, Alemán & Mora in Panama City have helped Peruvian holding company Intercorp Financial Services issue its first global bonds, in an offering worth US$300 million.

Eight firms advise on US pawn loan provider acquisition

24 October 2017

Holland & Knight LLP in Miami and Tampa, the San Salvador, Guatemala City, Tegucigalpa and Panama City offices of Arias Law, Muñiz Ramírez Pérez-Taiman & Olaya in Lima and Conyers Dill & Pearman in Tortola have advised leading US pawn loan provider EZCORP on its US$53 million multi-jurisdictional acquisition of Guatemalan pawn shop company GuatePrenda-MaxiEfectivo (GPMX).

Multiple LatAm firms in Suez/GE Water tie-up

20 October 2017

Davis, Polk & Wardwell LLP in Paris and New York; Baker McKenzie LLP in London; and Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados in São Paulo have helped French water treatment company Suez acquire counterpart GE Water from General Electric for US$3.4 billion in a 40-plus jurisdictional deal.

Pacheco Coto shakes up Central America with EY tie-up

18 October 2017

EY Law will integrate prominent regional firm Pacheco Coto on 1 January, adding more than 50 attorneys and senior partners to its 100 lawyer-plus Central American branch.

Quotas are essential to curb the gender gap, say labour panellists

Quotas are essential to curb the gender gap, say labour panellists

17 October 2017

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.