Firms in Mexico have kicked off 2018 with promotions and hires, with several promoting talent in their disputes groups, alongside other additions across tax, labour and infrastructure.
While 2016 marked the rise of populism in the US and Europe, in Latin America business-friendly administrations took the reins of several of the region’s countries. With this in mind, law firms stocked up departments in preparation for an expected uptick in transactional work. Latin Lawyer takes a look at the most significant of these developments.
Big Four consultancy Deloitte has expanded its Mexican corporate and M&A legal offering, hiring Luis Lavalle from Martínez, Algaba, de Haro, Curiel y Galván-Duque and Pemex in-house counsel Valeria Vázquez.
Galicia Abogados has hired the former general counsel of General Electric’s Mexican realtor arm two months after the company sold its entire real estate portfolio to private equity fund Blackstone in a multibillion-dollar deal.
Avah Legal has increased its partner count by four, through a combination of hires and promotions, at the same time as announcing office openings in the cites of Cancún, Mérida and Monterrey.
The complete shortlist for Latin Lawyer's ninth annual Deal of the Year Awards is now available here.
Latin Lawyer is pleased to announce the final shortlists for its ninth annual Deal of the Year Awards: disputes, restructuring and regulatory.
Mexico’s Avah Legal has hired two lawyers to head its litigation and infrastructure practices as part of an aggressive expansion plan that includes mergers with local labour and criminal boutiques and the opening of further offices.
A US court has stayed Mexican telecoms company Iusacell’s US$2.5 billion lawsuit against IBM pending the outcome of an ICC arbitration in Mexico City.
Mexican beverage company Arca Continental has concluded its US$400 million acquisition of Tonicorp, one of Ecuador’s largest dairy distributors, in partnership with the Coca-Cola Company – drawing on six firms spanning four jurisdictions.