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    Costa Rica tightens immigration rules

    August 14, 2009

    Lexincorp lawyer Rodolfo Quirós, who leads the firm's migration practice, outlines the upcoming changes to Costa Rica's immigration law.On 4 August, the Costa Rica's legislative assembly approved the country's new immigration law on its second debate. The Executive will ratify and sign it before 15 August, after which it will be published in the official journal "La Gaceta". The new law is likely to come into force between February and March next year, and the Department of Immigration ...

    Lexincorp promotes in El Salvador

    June 25, 2009

    Central American firm Lexincorp has promoted commercial lawyer José Antonio Polanco to partner in its El Salvador office.Polanco, 32, took up his new position on 1 June after three years as a senior associate. His practice includes corporate, M&A, contract and labour law as well as international commercial arbitration. He was part of the Lexincorp team that advised Tecoloco in its 2008 sale of an online recruitment website to Ireland's Saon Group - a deal that is considered Central America's ...

    Honduras modernises civil courts

    June 19, 2009

    Honduras has issued a new code of civil procedure, replacing its centuries-old court protocols with oral, public court practices.One lawyer in the country says the previous trial procedure was excessively formal and over long. Omar Alexis Claros, the head of Lexincorp's litigation department in Honduras says, "The new code of civil procedure will strengthen governance and create the framework for confidence in the correct and timely implementation of the law." The new code seeks to simplify ...

    Lexincorp founder returns to firm

    May 21, 2009

    Enrique Escobar, a founding partner of Lexincorp El Salvador, has returned to the firm after nine years as legal manager at Banco Agrícola.Escobar rejoined the firm on 9 May, where he will lead the firm's new "mergers, acquisitions, financial ... country." On returning to Lexincorp he says, the challenge will be "to strengthen the firm's team and to develop new business opportunities for the firm across Central America." Since becoming a founder of Lexincorp in 1988, Escobar's clients ...

    Honduran firms welcome Lobo election win

    December 01, 2009

    Lawyers in Honduras expect investment to pick up in the country after Porfirio Lobo of the centre-right National Party was named the winner of Sunday's presidential elections."We are more than happy with the result," says Dennis Matamoros ... deals we've experienced in the last year." "Lobo's party has a reputation for protecting international investment," agrees Lexincorp partner Omar Claros Carías. "I've already received calls from clients interested in coming back ...

    'Business as usual' through Honduran crisis

    July 15, 2009

    ... lawyers in the country say they have largely managed to maintain business as usual during the political crisis.Although Lexincorp, which has premises close to the Presidential House in Tegucigalpa, was forced to close its office for two days, lawyers insist that the country's court system remains in operation, and the three branches of the government are in place and functioning normally. Lexincorp partner Omar Claros Carías, explains, "For security reasons we were forced to close our office ...

    Lexincorp and Batalla oversee Costa Rican advertising investment

    January 23, 2009

    ... Lexincorp advised Grupo Publimovil, while Batalla & Asociados represented Aureos Capital. Rodrigo Zelaya, heading the team at Batalla, describes it as "a very unusual deal structure for a private equity investment in Central America." He explains: "It involved two different tranches of preferred shares with different redemption schedules. The result was that issues that would normally be very sensitive were mitigated by the structure." Manuel Telles, who led the Lexincorp ...

    Salvadorean bar hopeful

    March 16, 2009

    Members of El Salvador's bar are optimistic following Sunday's presidential election, won by leftist Mauricio Funes of the former Marxist rebel FMLN party."It's too early to tell if Funes's policies will affect our profession, firm or clients ... seen food and fuel prices soar. Funes has implied he will target foreign companies to pay more taxes. Giancarlo Angelucci of Lexincorp El Salvador hopes to see reforms to the country's tax, energy, and monetary policies. He expects foreign and local ...

    CAFTA firms team up for "unique" regional power deal

    January 26, 2009

    UPDATE: Aguilar Castillo Love and Lexincorp have together advised Guatemalan hydropower producer Hidro Xacbal in signing a landmark power supply contract with a Salvadorean distribution company.Hidro Xacbal, part of Honduras's Grupo Terra investment ... Laura Vargas Florido and Ana Cecilia Bonilla (Guatemala); partner Francisco Barrientos and associate Jocelyn Monico (El Salvador)Lexincorp (on local issues)Partner Enrique Escobar and associates Miguel Erazo and Eduardo Telles Counsel to CAESSIn ...

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