Market: Nicaragua

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

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

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

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

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