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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.

Panama hit with second treaty claim over canal project
Panama hit with second treaty claim over canal project

Panama hit with second treaty claim over canal project

07 April 2020

An Italian construction group has made good on a threatened US$2.2 billion International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Panama over its work expanding the Panama Canal – the second treaty claim filed over the project which has also given rise to International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) cases worth around US$6 billion.

Multiple firms in Avianca restructuring loan
Multiple firms in Avianca restructuring loan

Multiple firms in Avianca restructuring loan

20 March 2020

Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá, Panama’s Morgan & Morgan, Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera in Lima and Pérez Bustamante & Ponce in Quito have helped Colombian airline group Avianca obtain a US$250 million loan through its Panamanian holding company from US counterpart United Airlines and US investor Kingsland Holdings.

Morgan & Morgan in first Panamanian fintech financing
Morgan & Morgan in first Panamanian fintech financing

Morgan & Morgan in first Panamanian fintech financing

17 March 2020

Morgan & Morgan advised MMG Bank as collateral trustee in a loan to Panamanian fintech Adelantos Capital, marking the first ever financing to a local fintech company.  

Bank calls on Morgan & Morgan and Arias for Panama issuance
Bank calls on Morgan & Morgan and Arias for Panama issuance

Bank calls on Morgan & Morgan and Arias for Panama issuance

09 March 2020

Morgan & Morgan in Panama City and Arias (El Salvador) have helped Panamanian bank La Hipotecaria issue notes for US$75 million.