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Ex-Dentons partner leaves to co-found firm in Panama
Ex-Dentons partner leaves to co-found firm in Panama

Ex-Dentons partner leaves to co-found firm in Panama

04 October 2019

A former partner from Dentons Muñoz in Panama City has left to co-found a new firm, Virtù Atelier Legal, with a former partner from Anzola Robles & Associates.

Familiar firms return for Cirsa notes issuance
Familiar firms return for Cirsa notes issuance

Familiar firms return for Cirsa notes issuance

09 September 2019

Spanish gambling company Cirsa has hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in London; Garrigues in Mexico City, Barcelona and Madrid and Morgan & Morgan in Panama City to raise €490 million (US$543 million) in a global debt tap.

Big fish in small ponds
Big fish in small ponds

Big fish in small ponds

05 September 2019

It’s no secret that many of Latin America’s largest companies remain controlled by small, concentrated groups reluctant to relinquish control, limiting these entities’ ability to tap into a bigger pool of resources through the capital markets. This status quo makes public M&A deals a rarity in the region. Christina McKeon Frutuoso considers the challenges faced by lawyers when such transactions do arise.

Latin Lawyer debt capital markets league table: January-June
Latin Lawyer debt capital markets league table: January-June

Latin Lawyer debt capital markets league table: January-June

21 August 2019

Some 107 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise nearly US$90 billion through 367 debt capital markets deals between January and June of this year, according to Latin Lawyer's data.

Debt capital markets report Spanish-speaking LatAm: May-June
Debt capital markets report Spanish-speaking LatAm: May-June

Debt capital markets report Spanish-speaking LatAm: May-June

21 August 2019

Latin Lawyer recorded 53 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$18.7 billion.

Debt capital markets report Spanish-speaking LatAm: March-April
Debt capital markets report Spanish-speaking LatAm: March-April

Debt capital markets report Spanish-speaking LatAm: March-April

21 August 2019

Latin Lawyer recorded 47 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$11.7 billion.

Laureate sells university in Panama
Laureate sells university in Panama

Laureate sells university in Panama

20 August 2019

US university provider Laureate Education has hired Holland & Knight LLP in Miami and Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán in Panama City to sell a university in Panama for nearly US$87 million.

Panama sovereign debt tap breaks coupon records
Panama sovereign debt tap breaks coupon records

Panama sovereign debt tap breaks coupon records

16 August 2019

Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC and Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán in Panama City have helped Panama issue US$2 billion in sovereign bonds, with one 40-year tranche achieving an interest rate below 4% for the first time.

Intercorp completes Peru’s first NYSE IPO for six years
Intercorp completes Peru’s first NYSE IPO for six years

Intercorp completes Peru’s first NYSE IPO for six years

02 August 2019

Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York and Menlo Park; Garrigues (Peru) and Arias, Aleman & Mora in Panama City have helped Peruvian group Intercorp Financial Services (IFS) raise US$414 million in a New York IPO and an additional US$54 million through an equity offering in Lima.

Air Europa continues LatAm expansion with Panama
Air Europa continues LatAm expansion with Panama

Air Europa continues LatAm expansion with Panama

05 July 2019

Panamanian law firm Delvalle, Escalona, Levy & Corró (DELCO) has helped Spanish Airline company Air Europa set up a route between Panama City and Madrid.