Market: Costa Rica

Covid-19 grounds Latin America’s tourism sector

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During what is usually high season for the industry, Latin Lawyer speaks to external counsel advising companies in Latin America’s tourism and hospitality sector, which has been hit hard by the covid-19 pandemic.

22 April 2020

Latin America's tourism sector grounded amid pandemic

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During what is usually high season for the industry, LACCA finds out how legal teams in Latin America’s tourism and hospitality sector are coping with the covid-19 pandemic.

20 April 2020

Give us concise information on covid-19, say GCs

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It’s information overload for legal teams at the moment, who are being inundated with guidance from external counsel on how to handle operations amid the covid-19 crisis. As governments race to push through fresh legislation each day, Latin Lawyer finds out how law firms are communicating with clients during this unprecedented time, and what in-house counsel say is and isn’t appealing.

08 April 2020

Give us concise information on covid-19, say GCs to external counsel

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It’s information overload for legal teams at the moment, who are inundated with guidance from external counsel on how to handle operations amid the covid-19 crisis. As governments race to push through fresh legislation each day, LACCA finds out how in-house counsel and law firms are communicating during this unprecedented time, and what is and isn’t working.

07 April 2020

Plan ahead: what labour measures companies should take amid covid-19

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Covid-19 landed in Latin America on 26 February, bringing with it an onslaught of labour and employment issues for the region’s companies and workers. Latin America’s top in-house counsel are seeking the best advice from the region’s labour lawyers on how to handle their workforces in the wake of the crisis, as the evolving outbreak presents unique employment issues for businesses.

01 April 2020

Plan ahead: what labour lawyers are telling companies amid covid-19

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Covid-19 landed in Latin America on 26 February, bringing with it an onslaught of labour and employment issues for the region’s companies and workers. Latin America’s top labour lawyers are now advising their clients on how to handle their workforces in the wake of the crisis, as the evolving outbreak presents unique employment issues for businesses.

27 March 2020

BLP hires Allen & Overy lawyer in Costa Rica

BLP (Costa Rica) has bolstered its projects and banking and finance practices by recruiting a lawyer from Allen & Overy LLP in Washington, DC, to oversee energy and infrastructure projects across Central America.

16 March 2020

Multiple firms in cross-border Bladex loan to Grupo Monge

Holland & Knight LLP in New York and Los Angeles; Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega in Panama City; Central American Consortium Legal and Garrigues (Peru) have helped Panama-based Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (Bladex) lend US$91 million to Costa Rican household retailer Grupo Monge.

11 March 2020

GSK promotes in consumer healthcare division

Ricardo Estrada was promoted to legal head of the wider Latin America region at pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline’s consumer healthcare division last month. He tells LACCA about the regulatory difficulties faced when working in Central America and GSK’s plans for expansion.

24 February 2020

Arias hires Consortium partner in Costa Rica

Arias (Costa Rica) has hired the former co-head of Consortium Legal (Costa Rica)’s labour practice to lead its efforts in that field.

21 February 2020

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