Panama Canal Expansion Sparks Uptick In Legal Work

Law360, New York (April 5, 2011, 5:06 PM EDT) -- An ambitious project to expand the Panama Canal to double its capacity by 2014 will fuel new legal work, particularly for lawyers based in port cities in the Southeast U.S., experts say.

The first expansion of its kind since the trade route opened almost a century ago, the plan will be a boon for lawyers who work on project finance, cross-border transactions, real estate, environmental regulation and international trade, according to experts.

“Attorneys in the Southeast are going to see much more work, simply because [the...
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