Market: Costa Rica

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

Swiss pharma group hires EY Law to expand in Costa Rica

EY Law (Costa Rica) has helped Swiss healthcare company Roche invest US$100 million in the construction of a tower block in Sabana Norte, a suburb of the Costa Rican capital San José.

21 October 2021

Guiding the return to office

The post-pandemic return to the office presents novel hurdles for in-house counsel, so GCs should avoid getting tangled up in the quickly changing consensus by staying abreast of the latest regulations and implementing measures that go beyond the standard, both in the workplace as well as at home.

04 October 2021

BLP opens new office in Costa Rica

Latin Lawyer Elite firm BLP (Costa Rica) has opened a new office on the country's Pacific coast, targeting real estate work.

07 September 2021

Novis expands in Central America with more ex-Sáenz partners

Salvadorean law firm Novis Estudio Legal has opened offices in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua by adding two new partners and a group of lawyers from Sáenz & Asociados – the former firm of Novis' founding members.

02 September 2021

Dentons Muñoz adds three corporate partners in Costa Rica

Dentons Muñoz (Costa Rica) has bolstered its partnership and corporate offering by hiring two experienced in-house counsel from Philip Morris and Walmart, respectively, and promoting one lawyer.

31 August 2021

UK online payment company Paysafe continues LatAm expansion

Paysafe has enlisted Greenberg Traurig LLP as lead international counsel to make its second acquisition in Latin America in a couple of weeks, buying US counterpart SafetyPay and its operations in the region for US$441 million.

25 August 2021

Chilean car importer completes Chapter 11 restructuring

International noteholders of Chilean car importer Automotores Gildemeister have completed a debt-for-equity takeover of the company through a pre-packaged Chapter 11 plan approved in New York.

20 August 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

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

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