Market: Costa Rica

Costa Rica partner to lead EY Law’s northern LatAm group

EY Law (Costa Rica) partner Hernán Pacheco has been appointed to lead the firm’s northern Latin America division, in which he will oversee the firm’s operations across most jurisdictions in the region.

20 July 2020

Covid-19 makes immigration policy more important than ever

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The coronavirus pandemic and the imposition of travel bans and other related measures has shown us that immigration plays a key role in supporting national security priorities. Leonor Echeverría, a partner in the Costa Rica office of US immigration firm Fragomen, details the impact of covid-19 on immigration in Latin America and considers what path countries should follow from now on.

06 July 2020

M&A deals in Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic: March-December 2019

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Below we present all M&A deals that were closed, signed or announced in Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic between March and December 2019.

19 June 2020

Aguilar Castillo Love hires partner in Costa Rica

Aguilar Castillo Love (Costa Rica) has bolstered its labour practice by recruiting a partner from a local firm.

19 June 2020

Vance Center report exposes corruption risks of covid-19 measures

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A report by the Vance Center’s Lawyers Council for Civil and Economic Rights reveals investigations into and allegations of corruption in public procurement linked to government action to fight the coronavirus in the Americas has surged in several countries – and further relaxation of procurement controls may only increase corruption even more.

15 June 2020

Closed M&A deals multijurisdictional: March-December

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Latin Lawyer recorded 22 multijurisdictional M&A deals that closed in Latin America from March to December 2019. Counting the deals, of which the value was public, the combined deal value was US$2.5 billion.

15 June 2020

BLP steers French development loan to Costa Rica’s covid-19 response

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BLP (Costa Rica) has helped the French Development Agency (AFD) lend US$153 million to the Republic of Costa Rica.

04 June 2020

Promerica gets FMO loan to support SMEs in Costa Rica

Arias (Costa Rica) has helped the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO) disburse the first US$20 million of a US$30 million loan to Banco Promerica de Costa Rica.

03 June 2020

Central America, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay debt capital markets report: July-December

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Latin Lawyer recorded 11 debt capital markets deals in Central America, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay, with a total combined value of approximately US$7.1 billion.

26 May 2020

Could Central America benefit from a unified front against covid-19?

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Governments in Central America – a region historically plagued by crime and social unrest – have produced varying responses to the covid-19 pandemic. But the region has banded together before to tackle natural disasters, immigration issues and violence – could it do the same against covid-19?

18 May 2020

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