Clifford Chance LLP in Washington, DC and BLP (Costa Rica) have advised lenders backing Central America’s largest hydroelectric river dam on a US$800 million refinancing of their credit
Central American law firm Consortium Legal has elected Guatemalan partner Álvaro Castellanos to head the regional firm as its new president, after José Evenor Taboada’s 15 years at the helm.
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.
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.
Holland & Knight LLP in New York and Los Angeles; Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega in Panama City; Central American Consortium Legal and Garrigues (Peru) have helped Panama-based Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (Bladex) lend US$91 million to Costa Rican household retailer Grupo Monge.
Arias (Costa Rica) has hired the former co-head of Consortium Legal (Costa Rica)’s labour practice to lead its efforts in that field.
Consortium Legal (Costa Rica) has appointed two new partners to co-lead its disputes practice, while BLP (Costa Rica) has promoted one to partner, strengthening its banking and energy practices.
Clifford Chance LLP in New York and London has helped Costa Rica raise US$1.5 billion in its first sovereign issuance under President Alvarado Quesada’s administration.
Three Greenberg Traurig LLP offices, Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee in Panama City and multiple offices of Central American law firm Consortium Legal have helped Panamanian bank BAC International (BIB) complete a securitisation of future receivables.
IDB Invest has hired Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in Washington, DC, and Consortium Legal (Costa Rica) to provide a US$21.5 million A/B loan to local education group Edulink and two affiliate companies to develop a Texas Tech University satellite campus in Costa Rica.