Market: El Salvador

Unlocking the next level in venture capital

Latin America’s venture capital scene has gained momentum during the past decade, with corporate venture capital now piquing the interest of multinationals, local companies and even some law firms. But the high-risk, high-returns nature of venture capital investment brings its own unique set of challenges and opportunities for lawyers advising on these deals. Are the stakes worth it, especially in these trying times?

24 August 2020

Sáenz & Asociados disputes partner joins ECIJA in Costa Rica

A disputes partner of Sáenz & Asociados in Costa Rica has left for Spanish firm ECIJA’s local office in San José as a special counsel.

20 August 2020

Consortium appoints new president in Central America

Central American law firm Consortium Legal has elected Guatemalan partner Álvaro Castellanos to head the regional firm as its new president, after José Evenor Taboada’s 15 years at the helm.

05 August 2020

Furlough or flounder? LatAm's government subsidy schemes

Featured in Covid-19: managing in a crisis

It is an old egalitarian principle to leave no one behind. But structural inequalities, lack of political will and a huge percentage of informal workers in Latin America means that not everyone is legally protected by government furlough schemes during the covid-19 pandemic.

27 July 2020

Microsoft and IDB join forces for digital covid-19 solution

Featured in Covid-19: managing in a crisis

Tech giant Microsoft and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have teamed up once again to provide a digital cloud solution to Latin American governments that will help companies and legal teams continue carrying out administrative tasks during the covid-19 pandemic despite lockdown measures.

27 July 2020

Ex-Sáenz & Asociados partners launch new firm in Central America

A group of partners have left Sáenz & Asociados’ El Salvador office, including arbitration co-head Humberto Sáenz Marinero and corporate head Mario Antonio Sáenz Marinero, to launch a new firm in El Salvador and Guatemala.

08 July 2020

Salvadorean SMEs get US$38 million boost from IDB Invest

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in Washington, DC, and Arias (El Salvador) have helped IDB Invest lend almost US$38 million to help fund SMEs in El Salvador.

03 July 2020

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

Featured in Deal reports 2019

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

Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Panama and Uruguay equity capital markets report: July-December

Featured in Deal reports 2019

Latin Lawyer recorded 10 Latin American equity capital markets deals outside Brazil from July to December, with a total combined value of more than US$5 billion.

11 June 2020

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

Featured in Deal reports 2019

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

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