Chile’s La Polar finally released from bankruptcy protection

Nelson Contador & Cía and Larrain y Asociados Abogados have helped retail chain La Polar become the largest publicly traded company in Chile to be freed from bankruptcy protection, nearly six years after revelations of accounting fraud devastated the company’s finances.

Trump safeguards flights between US and Cuba

Lawyers say scheduled commercial flights between the US and Cuba are here to stay, after President Donald Trump exempted carriers from new rules banning trade with Cuba’s state-owned services.

Ferrere downs Diageo predatory pricing suit

Ferrere has helped UK drinks heavyweight Diageo beat off an antitrust claim filed by Uruguay’s state-owned whiskey manufacturer, CABA.

Digging in, branching out

As China’s interest in the region both deepens and broadens, it is finding law firms increasingly indispensable. Vincent Manancourt reports

Time to find a middle ground

The results of Latin Lawyer’s 2017 fee survey suggest Latin American law firms have preserved their value in the face of persistent price pressure from clients, but there is still room for improvement when it comes to putting together accurate, and profitable, fee proposals. Rosie Cresswell asks if project-based costing is the answer

Leading by example

Lulu Rumsey talks to Nicole Nehme, co-founder of Chilean firm FerradaNehme and winner of Latin Lawyer’s Specialist Law Firm Leader of the Year Award, about building a successful firm from scratch and why it is important for law firms to institutionalise

Operation Car Wash fuelled by leniency applications

Brazil’s sprawling investigation into corruption and bid rigging in its construction industry was partly fuelled by a series of related leniency applications...

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Construction 2016

Peru

Claudia Lucena, Isabel Lira Miro Quesada, Daniel Corzo Simons and Luis Paz Maury

Miranda & Amado Abogados

Brazil

Fernando Marcondes, Ricardo Medina Salla and Marlon Shigueru Ushiro Ieiri

LO Baptista

Guides

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The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment

Foreword

Anthony S Harrington

Albright Stonebridge Group

Introduction

Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press

Hogan Lovells LLP

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