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Panama covid-19 information hub
Panama covid-19 information hub

Panama covid-19 information hub

29 June 2020

As governments respond to the pandemic by enacting emergency legislation that will affect all areas of society and doing business, we are providing a central information hub that contains the enacted legislation and other relevant official communication issued in relation to the crisis.

M&A deals in Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic: March-December 2019
M&A deals in Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic: March-December 2019

M&A deals in Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic: March-December 2019

19 June 2020

Below we present all M&A deals that were closed, signed or announced in Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic between March and December 2019.

Colombia’s Grupo Aval buys Panamanian financial group
Colombia’s Grupo Aval buys Panamanian financial group

Colombia’s Grupo Aval buys Panamanian financial group

19 June 2020

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee has helped Colombian holding company Grupo Aval acquire Panama’s Multi Financial Group, including its subsidiary Multibank, in a deal worth over US$433 million.

Biofuels investor brings arbitration claim against Panama
Biofuels investor brings arbitration claim against Panama

Biofuels investor brings arbitration claim against Panama

18 June 2020

An Italian-owned company has filed an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Panama after complaining that an arbitrary reduction in the price of ethanol led to the closure of its local biofuel facilities.

Closed M&A deals multijurisdictional: March-December
Closed M&A deals multijurisdictional: March-December

Closed M&A deals multijurisdictional: March-December

15 June 2020

Latin Lawyer recorded 22 multijurisdictional M&A deals that closed in Latin America from March to December 2019. Counting the deals, of which the value was public, the combined deal value was US$2.5 billion.

Central America, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay debt capital markets report: July-December
Central America, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay debt capital markets report: July-December

Central America, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay debt capital markets report: July-December

26 May 2020

Latin Lawyer recorded 11 debt capital markets deals in Central America, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay, with a total combined value of approximately US$7.1 billion.

Colombia’s Avianca looks to shed aircraft through Chapter 11
Colombia’s Avianca looks to shed aircraft through Chapter 11

Colombia’s Avianca looks to shed aircraft through Chapter 11

13 May 2020

Colombian aviation group Avianca has filed for Chapter 11 protection in New York seeking to reduce its fleet in light of the covid-19 pandemic, in what is the second time it has turned to US bankruptcy courts since it became an early "bankruptcy tourist" almost two decades ago.

Panamanian firms in cruise operator’s US$6 billion debt and equity tap
Panamanian firms in cruise operator’s US$6 billion debt and equity tap

Panamanian firms in cruise operator’s US$6 billion debt and equity tap

13 May 2020

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York and Bermuda’s Conyers, Dill & Pearman have helped one of the world’s largest cruise operators, Carnival Corporation, raise US$6 billion in simultaneous debt and equity issuances amid travel restrictions worldwide due to covid-19.

Latin American airlines are down, but not out
Latin American airlines are down, but not out

Latin American airlines are down, but not out

29 April 2020

In the decade ahead of the 2017 Centre for Aviation (CAPA) summit in Colombia, Latin American airlines had tripled their flight seats on offer and the region was comfortably the world’s fastest growing for online reservations. At the summit, experts expressed optimism for the region’s aviation sector – but three years and a pandemic later, global airline revenues are forecast to lose a whopping US$315 billion.

Covid-19 grounds Latin America’s tourism sector
Covid-19 grounds Latin America’s tourism sector

Covid-19 grounds Latin America’s tourism sector

22 April 2020

During what is usually high season for the industry, Latin Lawyer speaks to external counsel advising companies in Latin America’s tourism and hospitality sector, which has been hit hard by the covid-19 pandemic.