Peru was the busiest country for M&A transactions in Spanish-speaking Latin America during January and February, with more deals taking place there than in Mexico and Argentina combined, according to Latin Lawyer’s research.
Central American law firm García & Bodán has opened an office in Costa Rica’s capital San José, giving it a presence in every Central American country.
Latham & Watkins LLP and regional firm Arias have helped Spanish telecoms company Telefónica sell assets across Central America to counterparts Millicom and América Móvil for some US$2.3 billion.
García & Bodán has promoted three lawyers to partner, strengthening the firm’s tax team in Nicaragua and its IP and energy practices in Honduras.
Regional firms also dominate the Nicaraguan chapter of the Latin Lawyer 250. Here, two firms compete for the top spot in terms of headcount: Consortium Legal (Nicaragua) and García & Bodán (Nicaragua). They both have almost double the number of lawyers of their nearest rivals.
Latin Lawyer continues its overview of the region’s leading business law firms in Latin America, as analysed in the 19th edition of Latin Lawyer 250, with a look at Nicaragua.
García & Bodán (Guatemala) has split from the firm it merged with two years ago, Asensio Andrade Flores & Asociados, with both firms planning to continue to collaborate as separate entities.
García & Bodán (Nicaragua) has opened an office in the town of Tola as the firm doubles down on real estate prospects along the country’s southwestern coast.
García & Bodán’s Guatemala City, Managua, San Salvador and Tegucigalpa offices have helped Hilton Princess Hotels restructure a bridge loan granted by Scotiabank’s Salvadorean branch.
Consortium Legal (Nicaragua), in association with partner firms Bendaña & Bendaña and Salazar & Bendaña, has opened an office in the coastal tourist hotspot of San Juan del Sur, just two months after BLP (Nicaragua) set up shop in the city.