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.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, Jones Day (Mexico) and Panamanian firm Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee have helped Mexican bank Credito Real issue US$400 million in bonds.
Argentina’s Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen and international law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP advised on the most debt capital markets transactions in Spanish-speaking Latin America during November and December, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest research.
An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal hearing a case between US subsidiaries of Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone and Panama has refused to remove an expert witness hired by the state to give evidence on Panamanian law, where he had previously been in discussions with the claimants’ counsel about giving evidence for them.
An International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) tribunal has ordered the consortium working on a project to expand the Panama Canal to reimburse US$847 million in advances paid by the Panama Canal Authority – the second award in favour of the state entity in one of the numerous cases filed over the project.
Panamanian bank group Promerica has hired Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in Miami and Richmond and Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee in Panama City as lead counsel for its first ever US issuance, worth US$200 million.
Twenty-nine Latin American and 10 international firms helped Latin American companies outside of Brazil and Mexico issue debt worth US$8.2 billion in April and May, according to information gathered by Latin Lawyer.