Market: Nicaragua

Oil investors bring ICSID claim against Nicaragua

Nicaragua is facing its first claim at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in more than a decade, lodged by a group of US investors over the alleged expropriation of a hydrocarbon concession.

09 January 2018

LACCA news in brief – 5 January

The year’s first edition of news in brief summarises some of 2017’s final court decisions surrounding Fifa’s corruption scandal and a class action lawsuit for Petrobras, as well as a new investment dispute for Nicaragua and a competition case in Brazil.  

05 January 2018

IC Power divests its entire LatAm energy business

Norton Rose Fulbright in New York has acted as lead counsel for global investment manager I Squared Capital in its US$1.2 billion acquisition of IC Power’s entire Latin American energy portfolio.

07 December 2017

DAC Beachcroft expands LatAm footprint

International firm DAC Beachcroft has announced an association agreement with López Saavedra & Villarroel Abogados, becoming one of first major international outfits to forge formal ties with an Argentine firm since the election of President Mauricio Macri in 2015.

06 December 2017

United we stand, divided we fall

The Big Four, the commoditisation of legal services and encroaching global firms are threats keeping managing partners from Mexico City to Rio de Janeiro up at night. At a roundtable in San José, partners told Tom Muskett-Ford why firms in Central America, the most integrated market in Latin America, can face off some of those threats with a new wave of consolidation, which could see them expand beyond Central America’s borders to stay ahead of the competition.

22 November 2017

LatinAlliance helps hotel chain enter Nicaragua

13 November 2017

Latin Lawyer tax summit gets CLE accreditation

Latin Lawyer's 2nd Annual Tax Summit has got CLE accreditation from The Florida Bar ahead of the big event, which will be held on Thursday in Miami.

06 November 2017

UK cocoa producer makes massive land acquisition in Nicaragua

BLP (Nicaragua) has helped UK cocoa producer Bean & Co buy 3,000 hectares of land from local agroindustry company Magdalena for US$75 million.

30 October 2017

Corruption is on the rise in Latin America, according to survey

Most Latin Americans believe governments are failing to meet demands to tackle corruption, according to a new Transparency International poll, but GCs say the private sector and civil society are playing important roles in driving change. 

27 October 2017

Pacheco Coto shakes up Central America with EY tie-up

EY Law will integrate prominent regional firm Pacheco Coto on 1 January, adding more than 50 attorneys and senior partners to its 100 lawyer-plus Central American branch.

18 October 2017

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