Market: Nicaragua

Nicaraguan avocado dispute ripens at ICSID

A US company has filed a US$590 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Nicaragua over its investment in an avocado plantation that was allegedly destroyed by armed paramilitary forces.

09 April 2021

Nicaragua enacts Central America’s first leniency programme

Nicaragua’s antitrust watchdog has established a new leniency programme for businesses that violate national competition rules, becoming the first country to do so in Central America.

24 March 2021

BLP adds partners in Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Central American law firm BLP has boosted its regional partnership and strengthened its project finance practice in Costa Rica and IP department in Nicaragua by promoting two lawyers.

25 February 2021

French sustainability investor backs Nicaraguan cocoa producer

BLP (Nicaragua) has helped local cocoa producer Cacao Oro de Nicaragua obtain a US$15 million loan from a subsidiary of French investment bank Natixis.

25 November 2020

Latin Lawyer and LACCA's covid-19 information hub

In response to the unprecedented impact of covid-19, Latin Lawyer and LACCA launched a free-to-view and regularly updated information hub. Read about legislation and official communications issued by governments across Latin America in response to the evolving crisis here.

03 September 2020

Multiple firms in cross-border Central American bottling issuance

A slew of firms has helped The Central America Bottling Corporation (CBC) make a US$200 million debt tap.

25 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

Legal community voices concern about Nicaragua’s covid-19 response

Featured in Covid-19: reporting on a crisis

Nicaraguan human rights activist Bianca Jagger has urged the international community to impose sanctions on the Nicaraguan government to condemn its weak response to covid-19, while the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has similarly urged Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega to rethink his approach to the pandemic in an open letter to the government.

10 July 2020

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

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

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