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The scene is set

The scene is set

25 January 2019

From the determined strength of pro bono coordinators to the collaborative efforts of law firms (played out increasingly across borders), the results of our annual pro bono survey demonstrate how pro bono is weaved into the fabric of Latin America’s legal market. The work being done around the region showcases the outstanding achievements of lawyers and clearing houses working together. Now, the challenge is to engage even more lawyers in the fight to bring access to justice to all.

Arias adds third partner in Panama

Arias adds third partner in Panama

18 January 2019

Arias has increased its partner count to three in Panama City with a promotion in banking and finance.

Morgan & Morgan consolidates corporate, banking and maritime practices

Morgan & Morgan consolidates corporate, banking and maritime practices

16 January 2019

Panamanian firm Morgan & Morgan has promoted multiple lawyers for a second consecutive year, taking its partner count to 39.

Expert witness survives challenge in Panama arbitration case

16 January 2019

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal hearing a case between US subsidiaries of Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone and Panama has refused to remove an expert witness hired by the state to give evidence on Panamanian law, where he had previously been in discussions with the claimants’ counsel about giving evidence for them.

Panama Canal consortium ordered to pay

Panama Canal consortium ordered to pay

03 January 2019

An International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) tribunal has ordered the consortium working on a project to expand the Panama Canal to reimburse US$847 million in advances paid by the Panama Canal Authority – the second award in favour of the state entity in one of the numerous cases filed over the project. 

Changes to Latin Lawyer news submissions

17 December 2018

From the start of January 2019, we are changing the way we collect deal submissions. The new process is designed to speed up our reporting on transactions, allow for a broader coverage of deals via monthly round ups and provide readers with a better analysis of who is doing what in the market. In turn, this will deepen and improve our research for the Latin Lawyer 250 and LACCA’s annual list of Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies.

United Airlines to unite with Avianca and Copa

United Airlines to unite with Avianca and Copa

13 December 2018

Sidley Austin LLP in Houston and Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega in Panama City are helping United Airlines enter a joint venture agreement with Colombian airline Avianca and its Panamanian counterpart Copa.

Multiple firms in Promerica's first US debt tap

05 December 2018

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.

Owens-Illinois snaps up Central American glassmaker

29 November 2018

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.

US PE firm invests in Panamanian solar plant

14 November 2018

Panama’s Galindo, Arias & López has helped US private equity manager Real Infrastructure Capital Partners buy a local subsidiary from French energy company Engie.