Market: Guatemala

Cuatrecasas, Consortium and QIL+4 in Guatemalan pharma deal

Cuatrecasas in Madrid and Consortium Legal (Guatemala) have helped Spanish pharmaceutical company Faes Farma acquire Guatemalan counterpart Global Farma for US$30 million.

23 March 2021

QIL+4 adds disputes partner in Guatemala

Guatemala’s QIL+4 Abogados has strengthened its dispute resolution offering by promoting the department’s head to partner.

04 March 2021

Pro bono: Clearing the way

Featured in Pro bono 2020

As clearing house membership reaches an all-time high, the institutions across the region acting as the go-between for law firms and pro bono projects are reinventing themselves, adapting to the times to provide first-class responses to those most in need. They are plugging gaps, as well as making pro bono networks more inclusive.

22 February 2021

Pro bono: A critical state

Featured in Pro bono 2020

Necessity is often considered the greatest driver of innovation. As a result of covid-19, the traditional service model for legal advice across all practice areas has had to evolve, pro bono included. Lawyers who work in this field are having to adapt to continue to provide access to justice for vulnerable people in today’s digitalised and distressed world.

22 February 2021

Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center's Pro Bono Survey 2020

Featured in Pro bono 2020

The latest results from our annual research indicate that despite a year of unique and severe challenges, law firms are as committed as ever to doing pro bono. We report on what firms are doing to push their efforts to the next level.

22 February 2021

Guatemala launches counterclaim in mining dispute

Guatemala has lodged a counterclaim in a US$350 million DR-CAFTA dispute with third-party funded mining investors, seeking damages for alleged misrepresentation and a failure to meet environmental commitments.

16 February 2021

Guatemala’s Banco Industrial makes US$300 million debt tap

Guatemala’s largest financial institution Banco Industrial has hired Hogan Lovells LLP in New York and Mayora & Mayora SC (Guatemala) to raise US$300 million in an international debt issuance.

10 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

QIL+4 helps local developers win Guatemala City cable car concession

QIL+4 Abogados has helped a consortium of four transport and real estate developers win the rights to build a cable car project between Guatemala City and the neighbouring municipality of Mixco.

09 December 2020

Guatemala pays arbitration award to avoid default

Guatemala has paid US$37 million to an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) creditor to lift an attachment on bond payments and avoid a sovereign default – though it has still to honour another award worth US$55 million rendered in the same dispute.

30 November 2020

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