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Dentons opens El Salvador office and hires partner in Panama

Dentons opens El Salvador office and hires partner in Panama

21 February 2018

Dentons has opened an office in San Salvador and hired a new litigation partner in Panama City as it continues its Latin America expansion.

Celsia refinances power plant buy in Costa Rica and Panama

21 February 2018

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee’s office in Panama City and BLP (Costa Rica) have helped Colombian renewables company Celsia issue bonds worth US$320 million through its Panamanian subsidiary Alternegy.

Central Law joins Interact Law

Central Law joins Interact Law

20 February 2018

Central American firm Central Law has joined international legal network Interact Law to connect with more international firms and clients.

Peru’s Banco Internacional taps capital markets

05 February 2018

Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York, Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International in Lima and Arias, Aleman & Mora in Panama City have helped Banco Internacional de Peru refinance some US$263 million worth of debt through an exchange offer to swap notes issued by its Panamanian branch.

Trump in ICC fight over Panama hotel

24 January 2018

Hotel management companies owned by US president Donald Trump have been accused of attempting to “bully, intimidate and harass” their way out of an arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) with the owner of the Trump International Hotel & Tower Panama.

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.