Market: Panama

Panama covid-19 information hub

As governments respond to the pandemic by enacting emergency legislation that will affect all areas of society and doing business, we are providing a central information hub that contains the enacted legislation and other relevant official communication issued in relation to the crisis.

02 September 2020

Avianca launches bid for DIP funding amid Chapter 11 restructuring

Colombian airline Avianca has announced it has reached “key agreements” with lenders to obtain debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing as it continues to restructure through a Chapter 11 process in New York.

24 August 2020

Panamanian banks raise US$1.4 billion across two debt taps

Several firms have advised on two separate debt issuances by state-owned Banco Nacional de Panamá (Banconal) and Panamanian bank Banistmo, worth US$1 billion and US$400 million respectively.

19 August 2020

Latin Lawyer Elite 2020: the firms

Featured in Latin Lawyer Elite 2020

Latin Lawyer Elite firms have each carved out their own paths towards excellence and demonstrate unique areas of strength. Here, we announce this year’s Elite.

11 August 2020

Panama's Elite 2020

Featured in Latin Lawyer Elite 2020

Here is Panama's Elite firm for 2020.

11 August 2020

Panamanian firms in Cirsa financing

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in London and Panama’s Morgan & Morgan have helped Spanish-based entertainment company Cirsa obtain two loans worth 75 million euros (US$85 million).

10 August 2020

Details of Panama biofuels dispute emerge

An Italian-owned company is seeking more than US$100 million in an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Panama over what it calls a “multi-pronged blitzkrieg” against its biofuel operations, including regulatory changes and allegations of environmental pollution. By Amoga Krishnan

30 July 2020

The Elite

The 2020 Latin Lawyer Elite firms lead the way in their respective markets on account of the excellent work they do for clients, but also because they invest significant time and effort in maintaining their competitive edge through astute business development and careful talent management.

24 July 2020

Firms snub recruitment as lateral partner hires fall by a third

Partner hires at law firms operating in Latin America fell by almost a third in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in the previous year, as firms rein in expansion amid the covid-19 pandemic.

22 July 2020

IDB Invest supports first private social bonds in Colombia

Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá and Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez in Panama City have helped IDB Invest underwrite the first social bonds issued by a private company in Colombia.

17 July 2020

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