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Chile’s SAAM invests in Colombian towage business
Chile’s SAAM invests in Colombian towage business

Chile’s SAAM invests in Colombian towage business

04 March 2020

Colombia’s Brigard Urrutia has helped Chilean logistics company SAAM buy a majority stake in Colombian towage company Intertug.  

Spain’s Ecija continues LatAm expansion
Spain’s Ecija continues LatAm expansion

Spain’s Ecija continues LatAm expansion

13 February 2020

Spanish law firm Ecija is growing its presence in Latin America by opening an office in Mexico and expanding its existing footprint in Panama by absorbing local outfits.  

ARIFA promotes two to partner
ARIFA promotes two to partner

ARIFA promotes two to partner

13 February 2020

Panamanian law firm Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega has bolstered its litigation, arbitration and aviation offerings by bumping up two junior partners to the equity partnership.

Morgan & Morgan makes new corporate partner
Morgan & Morgan makes new corporate partner

Morgan & Morgan makes new corporate partner

30 January 2020

Panamanian law firm Morgan & Morgan has strengthened its corporate practice by promoting a senior associate to partner.

Avianca reaches restructuring deal with creditors
Avianca reaches restructuring deal with creditors

Avianca reaches restructuring deal with creditors

12 December 2019

A host of firms including Greenberg Traurig LLP, Milbank, Sidley Austin and Hughes Hubbard & Reed are advising on a debt restructuring for Colombian-Panamanian aviation group Avianca.

Avianca launches US$550 million exchange offer in Panama
Avianca launches US$550 million exchange offer in Panama

Avianca launches US$550 million exchange offer in Panama

04 December 2019

Greenberg Traurig LLP in Miami and Panama’s Morgan & Morgan have helped Colombian airline Avianca complete a notes exchange offer worth US$550 million.

A balancing act
A balancing act

A balancing act

28 November 2019

Lawyers don’t tend to leave a career in private practice to go in-house for the money, instead they’re often after better equilibrium between their professional and personal lives. Nowadays, law firms are competing better with companies on the work–life balance they offer their associates, but how successful are their efforts?

Making it count
Making it count

Making it count

27 November 2019

Generation Y is often thought of as a tough nut for employers to crack, so it’s positive news for law firm managing partners that a good number of today’s associates have long-term ambitions at the firms they are in. But with so many lawyers having their heart set on becoming partner and only a certain number of spots available, how can firms maintain satisfaction levels among lawyers, whether they’re on the partnership track or not?

What are law firms paying associates?
What are law firms paying associates?

What are law firms paying associates?

26 November 2019

Fewer Latin American law firm associates feel positive about their salaries than they did a few years ago – and for good reason, as many pay packages are not rising above inflation. But despite meagre economic growth putting paid to increases, more associates rate their wages positively than negatively.

Central Law forms collaboration agreement with Andersen
Central Law forms collaboration agreement with Andersen

Central Law forms collaboration agreement with Andersen

22 November 2019

US professional services firm Andersen Global has signed a collaboration agreement with Central Law, giving it six bases in Central America and Panama.