Market: El Salvador

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

Featured in Covid-19: managing in a crisis

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

Covid19Tracker: El Salvador’s new app fighting the pandemic

Featured in Covid-19: reporting on a crisis

Latin Lawyer speaks to Carlos Miguel Rivas, a lawyer and tech start-up co-founder whose new app is helping to track and contain the covid-19 epidemic in El Salvador.

21 April 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

Bank calls on Morgan & Morgan and Arias for Panama issuance

Morgan & Morgan in Panama City and Arias (El Salvador) have helped Panamanian bank La Hipotecaria issue notes for US$75 million.

09 March 2020

Scotiabank exits El Salvador

Torys LLP in Toronto and New York and Arias (El Salvador) have helped Canada’s Scotiabank leave El Salvador by selling its banking and insurance subsidiaries to Honduran group Imperia Intercontinental, in a deal estimated to be worth at least US$250 million.

28 February 2020

Deal of the Year shortlists announced for capital markets, banking and finance and project finance

Featured in 14th Annual Awards

Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce the shortlisted transactions for the capital markets, banking and finance and project finance categories of our 14th annual Deal of the Year Awards.

27 February 2020

BLP hires former long-term Arias partner in El Salvador

BLP (El Salvador) has substantially boosted its team by hiring former Arias (El Salvador) partner Zygmunt Brett, along with two other lawyers.

14 February 2020

Thermal power plant gets largest ever project financing in El Salvador

Several White & Case LLP offices and Arias (El Salvador) have helped Salvadorian Energía del Pacifico obtain El Salvador’s largest ever project financing, inking a US$657 million deal to fund the construction of a gas-fired power plant.

11 February 2020

Leading Lights 2019

Featured in Pro bono 2019

Law firms that stand out for the pro bono work done by their lawyers and for their efforts to build a lasting pro bono infrastructure, both internally and in their legal market.

05 February 2020

The migration train

Featured in Pro bono 2019

Perhaps no other image best captures the desperation of Latin America’s poorest and most vulnerable migrants than that of La bestia, a freight train route commonly used by Central American migrants to reach the US. On their journeys to new lives, people on the move in Latin America face legal uncertainty, vulnerability and alienation. This has necessitated an unprecedented need for pro bono counsel from lawyers, finds Latin Lawyer.

03 February 2020

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