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Panama defeats claim over ecotourism resort

Panama defeats claim over ecotourism resort

22 October 2018

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal has dismissed a US$100 million claim against Panama over the construction of a luxury ecotourism resort on an indigenous reservation, with a majority finding the project had violated local law.

US PE invests in Colombian brands Justo & Bueno and Tostao

18 October 2018

US private equity Australis Partners has hired Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá to invest in Colombian retailer Grupo Reve, which owns discount supermarket group Justo & Bueno and coffee shop chain Tostao.

Morgan & Morgan behind Panama City metro deal

02 October 2018

Morgan & Morgan has helped Hitachi, Mitsubishi, and Ansaldo STS sign a deal to equip and provide services to Panama City’s metro Line 3.

Pinheiro Neto and Mattos Filho top LatAm capital markets tables, Cleary and Shearman lead in international

Pinheiro Neto and Mattos Filho top LatAm capital markets tables, Cleary and Shearman lead in international

24 September 2018

Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise as much as US$110 billion through more than 350 debt and equity capital markets deals during the first half of 2018, based on Latin Lawyer data.

Programme for Latin Lawyer 3rd Annual Tax event now online

Programme for Latin Lawyer 3rd Annual Tax event now online

04 September 2018

The complete programme for Latin Lawyer's 3rd Annual Tax conference has been announced.

Gambling company Cirsa raises US$1.9 billion in global debt tap

04 September 2018

Garrigues offices in Madrid, Bogotá and Mexico City and Morgan & Morgan in Panama City have helped Spain's Cirsa raise US$1.9 billion in an international offering. 

Acon divests Panamanian hydroelectric company

20 August 2018

Hogan Lovells LLP in Washington, DC, has helped US private equity group Acon sell its Panamanian hydroelectric portfolio company to Spain’s EnfraGen.

Panama’s Patton Moreno hires adviser for Venezuelan clients

Panama’s Patton Moreno hires adviser for Venezuelan clients

18 July 2018

Patton, Moreno & Asvat has hired a former in-house lawyer to Cemex’s Caracas office as counsel to capture outbound work from Venezuela.

Spanish firm enters Central America, the DR and Panama

Spanish firm enters Central America, the DR and Panama

17 July 2018

Spanish firm ECIJA has merged with four firms in Central America, the Dominican Republic and Panama, expanding its presence in Latin America. 

Spanish security company expands to Central America

Spanish security company expands to Central America

13 July 2018

Spain’s Prosegur has hired Garrigues (Colombia) in Bogotá and EY Law in Central America to acquire Grupo Almo’s security transport business.