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Latin America becoming more attractive as arbitration seat

Latin America becoming more attractive as arbitration seat

28 April 2017

Local arbitration centres are developing stronger institutional rules and are increasingly viewed as an attractive destination for an arbitration seat, contributing to a Latinisation of arbitration, heard delegates at the debut Latin Lawyer - GAR Live Arbitration Summit held in Miami on Thursday.

Pérez Alati assists Cencosud in new trust offering

20 April 2017

Argentina’s Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz(h) has acted as deal counsel in a securities issuance worth US$31 million by Chilean retailer Cencosud.

Argentina will need legal workaround to settle with Odebrecht

Argentina will need legal workaround to settle with Odebrecht

19 April 2017

As Argentina inches closer to introducing corporate criminal liability for bribery offences, lawyers say prosecutors will need to apply some creative thinking if they want to settle one of the country's most high-profile corruption scandals.

Fox and Turner win US$1 billion Argentine football broadcasting contract

Fox and Turner win US$1 billion Argentine football broadcasting contract

13 April 2017

Argentine firms Carcavallo, Larrechea & Asociados, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal and Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi have taken part in US media heavyweights Fox and Turner’s estimated US$1 billion joint contract to broadcast Argentine football.

BFM&L boosts partnership with promotions

BFM&L boosts partnership with promotions

13 April 2017

Argentina’s Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi has reinforced its transactional prowess by promoting two corporate lawyers to partner, bringing the total number of partners at the firm to 27.

Cabanellas, PAGBAM and Tavarone return for Chubut offering

11 April 2017

Cabanellas Etchebarne Kelly has helped the Argentine province of Chubut in a three-tranche notes offering worth a combined 620 million pesos (US$40 million). 

Cleary, Nicholson, Simpson Thacher and BFM&L steer Santa Fe offering

10 April 2017

The Buenos Aires office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Nicholson y Cano Abogados have helped the north-eastern Argentine province of Santa Fe issue US$250 million in international debt.

Beccar Varela welcomes back corporate lawyer

Beccar Varela welcomes back corporate lawyer

07 April 2017

Corporate lawyer María Benson has returned to Argentina’s Estudio Beccar Varela as an advisory partner after seven years at another firm.

EDF-Argentina dispute ends after 14 years

05 April 2017

A 14-year-long ICSID claim against Argentina over an electricity concession in Buenos Aires is over after claimant EDF apparently lost an ICC arbitration over the right to keep its claim going.

Vance Center Lawyers Council launches anti-corruption module

Vance Center Lawyers Council launches anti-corruption module

04 April 2017

A civil and economic rights group established by The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice has launched an anti-corruption initiative that will organise private practice lawyers across the Americas to support government efforts to crack down on corruption.