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US court scuppers US$17 billion Colombian treasure hunt

Thursday, 26 March

A US maritime salvage company has lost its claim to US$17 billion worth of treasure on the seabed off the coast of Colombia after its right to appeal a previous Washington, DC federal court verdict on its dispute with the Colombian government expired on Monday.

Panama Canal Authority files ICC claim

Thursday, 26 March

The relationship between the Panama Canal Authority and one of its contractors has entered troubled waters again after the parties rushed to file competing ICC claims against each other, with the authority reportedly winning the race.

Kimberly-Clark de México makes international offering

Thursday, 26 March

Galicia Abogados in Mexico City and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP’s New York office have helped hygiene company Kimberly-Clark de México issue notes worth US$250 million.

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