Luis Barahona in our news

French business solution company buys Colombian counterpart

French business solutions provider Webhelp has enlisted five offices of Latham & Watkins LLP, several offices of Central American law firm Arias, Mexican firm González Calvillo, SC and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá to acquire Colombia’s OneLink.

11 August 2021

Multiple firms help Dutch paint company expand in Latin America

Dutch paint and coating company AkzoNobel has turned to Baker McKenzie (Colombia) and six offices of Central American law firm Arias to acquire Colombian counterpart Grupo Orbis.

16 July 2021

Arias steers power loan in El Salvador

San Salvador-based power company La Distribuidora de Electricidad DELSUR has turned to Arias (El Salvador) to obtain a US$30 million loan from Colombian bank Davivienda.

13 July 2021

Irish packaging company snaps up Peruvian counterpart

Irish paper-based packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa has enlisted Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima and Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá to acquire Peruvian counterpart Cartones del Pacífico .

05 July 2021

Lifetime Achievement Award: Armando Arias

Armando Arias, regional managing partner of Central American law firm Arias – and the recipient of one of Latin Lawyer’s two Lifetime Achievement Awards – pioneered the regional model that so many of the firm’s competitors have sought to emulate.

10 June 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

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

Promotions at LatAm firms spiked at year-end

Latin Lawyer has recorded a 38% increase in end-of-year promotions to partner level at Latin American law firms, while the proportion of women lawyers elevated to the top rank dropped compared to the previous year’s figures.

15 February 2021

Arias steers cross-border IDB Invest loan

Arias’ offices in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have helped IDB Invest lend US$75 million to Central American food company CMI Alimentos.

02 February 2021

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