Market: Guatemala

Poor political will plagues anti-corruption efforts in Latin America

A study by the Vance Center’s Lawyers Council for Civil and Economic Rights has revealed that several anti-corruption agencies in Latin America lack sufficient independence from government powers to operate effectively, while the absence of political will to fight white-collar crime is dragging the region behind in its anti-corruption efforts.

22 July 2021

Consortium Legal adds three partners in Guatemala

Consortium Legal (Guatemala) has expanded its partnership by close to a third, hiring two partners and promoting one across its tax, energy and litigation practices.

20 July 2021

Multiple firms help Dutch paint company expand in Latin America

Dutch paint and coating company AkzoNobel has turned to Baker McKenzie (Colombia) and six offices of Central American law firm Arias to acquire Colombian counterpart Grupo Orbis.

16 July 2021

LACCA’s Technology Survey

Featured in Technology 2021

Our latest technology survey charts the growing dependence of Latin American corporate counsel on ‘lawtech’, or advances in legal technology. We present some of the key data points that illustrate how in-house counsel in the region use technology today.

15 July 2021

Salvadorean finance group buys local branch of Banco G&T

With counsel from BLP (El Salvador), Inversiones Financieras Grupo Azul (IFGA) has acquired the local division of Guatemala’s Banco G&T Continental.

12 July 2021

Johnson Controls buys air conditioning company in Costa Rica

Multinational conglomerate Johnson Controls has hired three Aguilar Castillo Love offices to acquire Costa Rican heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) company Lucas Ingenieros.

06 July 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

Arias adds labour partner in Guatemala

Arias (Guatemala) has promoted one lawyer to partner, strengthening its labour group.

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

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