Argentina

Argentine road deal paves way for ICSID settlement

Spanish infrastructure group Abertis has agreed the preliminaries of a deal with Argentina over a toll-road concession that could lead to the settlement of claims pending before an ICSID tribunal.

Marval returns for TMF debt offer

Argentine firm Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal has helped TMF Trust Company issue 500 million pesos (US$32 million) worth of debt instruments, in its capacity as financial trustee for CCF Créditos 18 Financial Trust.

2016: a year in review

While 2016 marked the rise of populism in the US and Europe, in Latin America business-friendly administrations took the reins of several of the region’s countries. With this in mind, law firms stocked up departments in preparation for an expected uptick in transactional work. Latin Lawyer takes a look at the most significant of these developments.

Scaling up: Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center’s annual pro bono survey

The findings of our fifth joint pro bono survey provide plenty of reasons to feel positive. Pro bono appears to have turned a corner in Latin America thanks to an ever strengthening infrastructure and the greater willingness of more firms to take part. While the survey results might not show a significant uptick year on year, law firms are nevertheless making great strides in the implementation of policies needed to make pro bono more commonplace. Of course, there are challenges to overcome, such as engaging more partners in pro bono cases. However, the latest focus on high-impact cases could help achieve that, alongside producing a dramatic increase in the value of pro bono work. Rosie Cresswell reports

O&G a “huge regulatory challenge,” says Mexican competition commissioner

Mexico’s antitrust agency faces a huge but necessary challenge to regulate the midstream and downstream sectors to encourage free-market competition, said Alejandro Faya Rodriguez, a commissioner at the country’s antitrust watchdog, speaking at Latin Lawyer's 8th annual oil & gas conference, held last month in Mexico City.

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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