Market: Costa Rica

H&M enters Ecuador, Guatemala and Costa Rica

Swedish clothing retailer H&M has hired ROBALINO in Quito and two offices of Central American law firm BLP to set up stores in Ecuador, Guatemala and Costa Rica.

14 November 2022

Multiple firms steer German shipper to US$1 billion Chilean buy

A slew of law firms has helped German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd expand in Latin America by purchasing two subsidiaries of Chilean foreign trade services group SAAM for US$1 billion.

26 October 2022

Jack Daniel’s parent company buys Venezuelan rum brand

Five offices of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Cuatrecasas in Madrid and Lisbon, D’Empaire in Caracas and Fabrega Molino in Panama City have helped US wine and spirits company Brown-Forman purchase Venezuelan rum brand Diplomático from its Spanish owner Destillers United Group.

25 October 2022

Aguilar Castillo Love promotes in Costa Rica

Aguilar Castillo Love (Costa Rica) has bolstered its corporate practice by promoting an associate to partner.

13 October 2022

LatAm firms deliver global customer experience merger

Six offices of Cuatrecasas, Allende & Brea in Buenos Aires, four offices of Central American firm Alta and Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (PBP) in Quito have helped multinational customer experience company Majorel acquire Madrid-based counterpart Findasense, including the target’s operations in Latin America.

22 September 2022

Phoenix Tower refinancing calls on LatAm counsel

Locke Lord LLP in Boston and New York and Latin American firms have helped US telecoms group Phoenix Tower International restructure several loans held by its Latin American and US subsidiaries and package them into one single US$2 billion facility, including an acquisition financing it recently obtained to buy Chilean tower assets.

31 August 2022

Pro Bono Project of the Year Award: Aguilar Castillo Love

Featured in 16th Annual Awards

Aguilar Castillo Love (Costa Rica) received Latin Lawyer’s Pro Bono Project of the Year Award earlier this year. We spoke to the firm about its work on the winning initiative, the Talamanca project, which has helped integrate local indigenous communities into Costa Rica’s formal economy.

24 August 2022

BLP hires Sfera partner as special counsel in Costa Rica

Elite firm BLP (Costa Rica) has bolstered its business law and real estate practices by recruiting a partner from Highly Recommended local firm Sfera Legal.

19 August 2022

BLP hires former central bank head in Costa Rica

Elite firm BLP (Costa Rica) has hired the former president of the country’s Central Bank as senior counsel, adding strength to its banking and finance practice.

07 July 2022

Emergent Cold continues LatAm expansion with Guatemala

Latin American refrigerated storage provider Emergent Cold has hired BLP (Guatemala) and EY Law in San José and Guatemala City to buy counterpart Bodegas Frías.

06 June 2022

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