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Zurich snaps up assets in Latin America

06 June 2018

Swiss insurance company Zurich has made a series of investments in Latin America, buying assets in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Ufinet’s Spanish and LatAm business sold for US$2.3 billion

Ufinet’s Spanish and LatAm business sold for US$2.3 billion

05 June 2018

At least nine firms across seven Latin American jurisdictions have advised on a deal that saw private equity company Cinven sell assets belonging to telecoms provider Ufinet to two buyers, French private equity investor Antin and a fund controlled by Cinven.

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.

ARIFA helps Generali leave Panama

23 May 2018

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega has helped Italian insurance company Assicurazioni Generali sell its Panamanian operations to local counterpart ASSA Compañía de Seguros for US$172 million.

Morgan & Morgan partner re-elected maritime law association chair

Morgan & Morgan partner re-elected maritime law association chair

17 May 2018

Morgan & Morgan partner Francisco Linares, 48, has been re-elected chair of the influential Panamanian Maritime Law Association (Apademar).

Decameron buys Panama hotel after getting acquisition finance

Decameron buys Panama hotel after getting acquisition finance

20 April 2018

Hotel chain Decameron Colombia has hired DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán in Bogotá as lead counsel to acquire a hotel and beach resort in Panama from a Goldman Sachs subsidiary.

UK car retailer enters Central American market

UK car retailer enters Central American market

19 April 2018

Greenberg Traurig LLP in Miami, Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega in Panama City, and EY Law (Costa Rica) have helped UK car showroom company Inchape acquire a Costa Rican counterpart for US$284 million.

Morgan & Morgan promotes in Panama

Morgan & Morgan promotes in Panama

13 April 2018

Morgan & Morgan has boosted its corporate practice, adding a fifth partner in less than a year.

Trump lawyers invoke bilateral investment treaty in Panama hotel dispute

Trump lawyers invoke bilateral investment treaty in Panama hotel dispute

11 April 2018

Despite the Trump administration’s reported hostility to Investor-state Dispute Settlement (ISDS) in the NAFTA renegotiations, the US president’s lawyers have invoked the protections of the US-Panama Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) in a letter to his Panamanian counterpart requesting intervention in a dispute over a luxury hotel.

Trump companies fail to win back control of Panama hotel

09 April 2018

An emergency arbitrator has rejected an attempt by hotel management companies owned by US president Donald Trump to regain control of a luxury hotel in Panama after a local court ordered they be evicted, as an arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) with the building's owners continues.