An Italian construction group has made good on a threatened US$2.2 billion International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Panama over its work expanding the Panama Canal – the second treaty claim filed over the project which has also given rise to International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) cases worth around US$6 billion.
Greenberg Traurig LLP in Miami and Panama’s Morgan & Morgan have helped Colombian airline Avianca complete a notes exchange offer worth US$550 million.
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.
Some 107 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise nearly US$90 billion through 367 debt capital markets deals between January and June of this year, according to Latin Lawyer's data.
Latin Lawyer recorded 53 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$18.7 billion.
Latin Lawyer recorded 47 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$11.7 billion.
Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez has helped Banco Aliado acquire counterpart Banco Panamá for US$210 million.
Argentine firms have recorded the highest number of debt capital markets deals in January and February, making them the busiest players in Spanish-speaking Latin America for four consecutive months.
Some 150 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise more than US$200 billion through nearly 800 debt and equity capital markets deals throughout 2018, according to Latin Lawyer data.
The results from LACCA’s Thought Leaders 2019 reveal some of Latin America’s leading private practice lawyers as voted for by in-house counsel.