Market: El Salvador

Irish packaging company snaps up Peruvian counterpart

Irish paper-based packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa has enlisted Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima and Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá to acquire Peruvian counterpart Cartones del Pacífico .

05 July 2021

Lifetime Achievement Award: Armando Arias

Featured in 15th Annual Awards

Armando Arias, regional managing partner of Central American law firm Arias – and the recipient of one of Latin Lawyer’s two Lifetime Achievement Awards – pioneered the regional model that so many of the firm’s competitors have sought to emulate.

10 June 2021

Four Central American firms launch regional outfit

Latin Lawyer 250 firms QIL+4 Abogados in Guatemala and Melara & Asociados in Honduras have joined forces with Costa Rican law firm Batalla and El Salvador’s Valdés, Suárez & Velasco Abogados to launch a new regional law firm called Alta.

03 June 2021

BDS Asesores adds partner in El Salvador

Central American labour and employment boutique BDS Asesores has promoted one lawyer to partner in El Salvador.

27 May 2021

Aguilar Castillo Love appoints new managing partner in El Salvador

Central American law firm Aguilar Castillo Love has appointed its Costa Rica-based disputes co-head Esteban Agüero as its new managing partner in El Salvador.

19 May 2021

Multilatina makes Central America’s largest green debt tap

Several international and Latin American law firms have helped the renewables subsidiary of Guatemalan multilatina Corporación Multi Inversiones (CMI) make Central America’s largest green bond issuance as part of a US$1 billion liability management transaction.

04 May 2021

Fast-food chain pays off debt in Central America and Mexico

Arias’ offices in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama have helped Mexican fast-food chain operator Premium Restaurant Brands (PRB) obtain a US$167 million financing from a syndicate of Mexican and Central American banks and cancel its existing debt with Goldman Sachs.

20 April 2021

IDB Invest boosts Banco Davivienda’s green lending in El Salvador

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in Washington, DC and BLP (El Salvador) have helped IDB Invest provide a US$100 million A/B loan to Colombian bank Davivienda’s branch in El Salvador.

03 February 2021

Arias steers cross-border IDB Invest loan

Arias’ offices in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have helped IDB Invest lend US$75 million to Central American food company CMI Alimentos.

02 February 2021

HSBC threatens El Salvador over court delay

An affiliate of British bank HSBC has threatened El Salvador with an ICSID claim over its Supreme Court’s delay in considering an appeal against a US$50 million judgment.

27 January 2021

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