Market: Panama

Venezuela knocks out dual nationals' arbitration claim

A tribunal has declined jurisdiction over a US$370 million investment treaty claim against Venezuela after finding that the state had not consented to The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) arbitration – also saying it would have rejected the case in any event because of the investors’ dual nationality.

18 November 2019

Panama’s Cable Onda taps market for US$600 million

Jones Day’s Miami office and Galindo, Arias & López have helped Panama’s largest telecoms provider, Cable Onda, issue bonds worth US$600 million on Luxembourg’s stock exchange.

14 November 2019

Striking the right balance

Many jurisdictions in Latin America still have nascent data privacy regulations, so it’s up to companies to create their own internal policies when it comes to protecting information. Panellists at LACCA’s regional meeting in Miami discussed how businesses should balance the tension between an employee’s right to privacy and the right of the employer to use workers’ data to boost productivity.

12 November 2019

Panama’s Aliado gets loan after buying counterpart

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega in Panama City have helped a syndicate of US and Latin American banks arrange a US$130 million loan for Panamanian bank Aliado.

28 October 2019

Ex-Dentons partner leaves to co-found firm in Panama

A former partner from Dentons Muñoz in Panama City has left to co-found a new firm, Virtù Atelier Legal, with a former partner from Anzola Robles & Associates.

04 October 2019

Familiar firms return for Cirsa notes issuance

Spanish gambling company Cirsa has hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in London; Garrigues in Mexico City, Barcelona and Madrid and Morgan & Morgan in Panama City to raise €490 million (US$543 million) in a global debt tap.

09 September 2019

Big fish in small ponds

It’s no secret that many of Latin America’s largest companies remain controlled by small, concentrated groups reluctant to relinquish control, limiting these entities’ ability to tap into a bigger pool of resources through the capital markets. This status quo makes public M&A deals a rarity in the region. Christina McKeon Frutuoso considers the challenges faced by lawyers when such transactions do arise.

05 September 2019

Latin Lawyer Elite: the firms

Featured in Latin Lawyer Elite 2019

The 2019 Latin Lawyer Elite firms are profiled here. Each have carved out their own paths towards excellence and demonstrate unique areas of strength.

03 September 2019


Featured in Latin Lawyer Elite 2019

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega

03 September 2019

Latin Lawyer debt capital markets league table: January-June

Featured in Deal reports 2019

Some 107 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise nearly US$90 billion through 367 debt capital markets deals between January and June of this year, according to Latin Lawyer's data.

21 August 2019

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