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.
Canada’s Scotiabank has hired Torys LLP in Toronto and Pereyra & Asociados in Santo Domingo to buy Banco Dominicano del Progreso for US$350 million, forming one of the country’s largest banks.
The Dominican Republic is not seeing the same record level of economic growth as it has done in recent years, but it still reported a more than respectable 5% growth for 2017, a figure that looks to be sustainable for 2018.
Just months after joining the HeForShe campaign, Ferrere (Uruguay) has signed up to another United Nations initiative: the Women Empowerment Principles (WEP).
DLA Piper LLP in Miami, New York and San Juán, Colombia’s DLA Piper Martinez Beltran and Dominican firms OMG have helped Putney Capital Management enter a joint venture with Gerdau, the largest steelmaker in the Americas, in a deal worth US$165 million.
Medina Garrigó Abogados has become the latest Dominican firm to sign the Vance Centre’s Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas (PBDA), which commits all of its lawyers to at least 20 hours of free legal aid per year.
Dominican firm OMG has promoted the head of its banking and finance department to partner.
Latin Lawyer continues its overview of Latin America’s leading business law firms, as analysed in the 18th edition of the Latin Lawyer 250, with a look at the major developments in the Dominican Republic.
French oil company Total has hired the Paris, New York, Miami and London offices of Jones Day and Jiménez Cruz Peña in the Dominican Republic to acquire a 70 per cent stake in Dominican fuel retailer V Energy, which it will now run as a joint venture.
Dominican firm Wandelpool & Wandelpool has signed the Vance Centre’s Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas (PBDA), committing every lawyer at the firm to at least 20 hours of free legal aid per year.