Market: Guatemala

Guatemala raises US$565 million in sovereign offering

US firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and PPQ Legal in Guatemala City have helped the Republic of Guatemala raise US$565 million in a sovereign bond issuance.

10 October 2023

I Squared divests energy assets in Guatemala

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and São Paulo has helped London-based Threelands Energy acquire Central America's largest private power distributor from the Latin America-focused subsidiary of US investor I Squared Capital.

02 October 2023

Guatemala’s Hame grazes pastures new in Peru with agri buy

US firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, Canovas Law PPLC in New York, Consortium Legal in Guatemala City and Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Peru) in Lima have helped Guatemalan agribusiness Grupo Hame acquire Peruvian counterpart Agrokasa.

27 September 2023

Guatemalan renewables investors bring claim against Honduras

A pair of Guatemalan renewable energy investors are pursuing a Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) claim against Honduras, as a group of US claimants drop their bid to revive a case against Nicaragua under the same free trade agreement.

26 September 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

Consortium Legal expands corporate partnership in Guatemala

Elite outfit Consortium Legal (Guatemala) has strengthened its corporate offering by promoting a senior associate to partner.

22 August 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

Guatemala raises US$1 billion in sovereign debt issuance

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and PPQ Legal in Guatemala City have helped the Republic of Guatemala raise US$1 billion in an issuance of notes.

21 June 2023

BLP nabs former Arias partner in Guatemala

Central American firm BLP has strengthened its corporate offering in Guatemala by hiring Jorge Luis Arenales, who left his partner role at fellow Elite outfit Arias earlier this year.

08 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

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