Market: El Salvador

El Salvador’s Calleja takes over Grupo Éxito from Casino

Three Winston & Strawn LLP offices and Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia) have helped Salvadorean retail company Grupo Calleja acquire a stake in Colombian retailer Grupo Éxito from France’s Casino for US$550 million.

02 February 2024

France's JCDecaux inks Central American merger

Four Dentons offices have helped the Panamanian subsidiary of French advertising giant JCDecaux merge its Central American outdoor publicity operations with Guatemalan media company Grupo Publigrafik.

14 December 2023

El Salvador’s Unicomer obtains US$385 million financing

Four Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP offices, four BLP offices and Panamanian firm Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez and Ecuador’s Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (PBP) have helped Salvadorean retail company Grupo Unicomer secure a US$385 million loan to refinance existing debt.

13 December 2023

Consortium Legal promotes two to partner in El Salvador

Consortium Legal (El Salvador) has promoted two lawyers to partner, bolstering its banking and finance and M&A practices.

11 October 2023

Arias announces new regional management structure

Central American firm Arias has appointed Vicente Lines as regional managing partner, with Armando Arias taking up the position of chairman.

14 September 2023

Colombia’s Sura exits insurance sector in Argentina and El Salvador

Several firms have helped Colombian investor Grupo Sura divest its insurance businesses in Argentina and El Salvador.

07 September 2023

Moody’s snaps up counterpart in Central America and DR

Five offices of BLP, two Aguilar Castillo Love outposts, Medina Garnes Abogados in Santo Domingo and Panama’s Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega have helped credit ratings platform Moody’s acquire counterpart SCRiesgo in Central America and the Dominican Republic.

22 June 2023

US company buys LatAm oil inspection group

US oil inspection company AmSpec has hired a slew of Latin American law firms to buy Texas-based counterpart Oil Test Internacional, expanding its presence in 13 countries across the region.

26 April 2023

ECIJA adds partner in El Salvador

ECIJA (El Salvador) has strengthened its banking and finance practice by hiring the founding partner of local firm Torres López y Asociados.

03 April 2023

Deal of the Year: the shortlists for M&A, ESG and private equity

Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce the deals shortlisted for the private and public M&A, ESG and private equity categories of our 17th annual Deal of the Year Awards.

24 February 2023

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