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Power company offers Costa Rica’s first sustainability-linked bonds

Costa Rica’s state-owned electricity company Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) has hired Clifford Chance LLP in New York to make the country’s first sustainability-linked bond issuance, worth US$300 million.

26 October 2021

Multiple firms steer Lumen’s US$2.7 billion LatAm business sale

US private equity company Stonepeak has enlisted Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and Palo Alto as lead international counsel to buy Lumen Technologies’ Latin American business for US$2.7 billion.

05 August 2021

“Adapt or die”: what companies want from their external counsel

The covid-19 pandemic has accelerated certain pre-existing trends around client-law firm relationships, but it has also brought to light the ways that legal teams expect their external counsel to change going forward.

27 May 2021

Latin Lawyer announces Elite 2021

Latin Lawyer Elite firms have each carved out their own paths towards excellence and demonstrate unique areas of strength. Here, we reveal this year’s Elite.

12 May 2021

Multilatina makes Central America’s largest green debt tap

Several international and Latin American law firms have helped the renewables subsidiary of Guatemalan multilatina Corporación Multi Inversiones (CMI) make Central America’s largest green bond issuance as part of a US$1 billion liability management transaction.

04 May 2021

Fast-food chain pays off debt in Central America and Mexico

Arias’ offices in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama have helped Mexican fast-food chain operator Premium Restaurant Brands (PRB) obtain a US$167 million financing from a syndicate of Mexican and Central American banks and cancel its existing debt with Goldman Sachs.

20 April 2021

Which law firms were the most popular during the pandemic?

During the pandemic, the support of external counsel has been essential to businesses navigating choppy waters. We present a breakdown of our latest Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies? research, highlighting the most popular firms across the region and hearing from them about how they have seen client-law firm relationships and expectations change over the past 12 months.

30 March 2021

Online or on the line? Virtual client-law firm relationships

Going from speaking in person with external counsel to communicating virtually during the pandemic has generally been straightforward according to most Latin American in-house counsel recently surveyed by LACCA, but interacting with prospective law firms has proven more difficult. GCs and private practice lawyers share how some aspects of virtual working have improved client-law-firm relationships, while others have hindered them.

30 March 2021

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