Morgan & Morgan advise HSBC in the negotiation with the US$1.8 billion acquisition of Grupo Banistmo, S.A.
Morgan & Morgan have acted as Panamanian counsel for HSBC in its completed acquisition of up to 100% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Grupo Banistmo, S.A., a Panamanian bank holding company which owns investment banking, brokerage, insurance and other operations in Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Montserrat
On February 14, 2006, global power company AES issued US$300 million worth of bonds in the international market, guaranteed by four electricity distribution companies it controls in El Salvador. This issuance was the first by a private company to be guaranteed in this way originating from Central America. It was also the first investment grade