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Glencore’s arbitration claim against Bolivia ready to go

Glencore’s arbitration claim against Bolivia ready to go

15 June 2017

A former chairman of the World Trade Organisation’s Appellate Body is heading the UNCITRAL panel hearing commodities trader Glencore’s investment treaty claim against Bolivia over the nationalisation of a tin and zinc mine, it has emerged.

Partners from minority groups still lack ‘critical mass’ to boost diversity

Partners from minority groups still lack ‘critical mass’ to boost diversity

09 June 2017

Leading law firms in Latin America and the US have had some success in increasing diversity among their rank and file, but a lack of leadership from an overwhelmingly white, male partnership in most firms is still preventing many women and lawyers from different ethic and socio-economic backgrounds from reaching the top positions, according to delegates at a diversity and inclusion conference at the New York City Bar Association earlier this week.

Ecuador set to terminate bilateral investment treaties

Ecuador set to terminate bilateral investment treaties

09 May 2017

As it prepares for a change of president, the Ecuadorean government has said it will cancel all 12 of its remaining bilateral investment treaties (BITs) – ostensibly as part of a plan to renegotiate the agreements on more favourable terms.

Bolivian hydro company gets refinancing

Bolivian hydro company gets refinancing

26 April 2017

Bolivian firm Bufete Aguirre Soc Civ has helped power provider Hidroelectrica Boliviana obtain a US$43 million loan to refinance debt.  

Bolivia’s Indacochea joins Meritas

04 April 2017

Indacochea & Asociados has become the first Bolivian member of global business law firm alliance Meritas.

Ferrere replaces Andrés Cerisola

Ferrere replaces Andrés Cerisola

30 March 2017

IP partner Agustín Mayer is to replace Andrés Cerisola as managing partner of regional Latin American firm Ferrere, with the latter announcing his retirement from the firm after eight years at its helm.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Bolivia

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Bolivia

28 March 2017

Bolivia is the next stop on Latin Lawyer’s country-by-country tour of the region’s legal markets, as analysed in the latest edition of the Latin Lawyer 250.

Davis Polk, Shearman and Bufete Aguirre in Bolivia’s US$1 billion issue

28 March 2017

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP’s São Paulo, New York and London offices have helped Bolivia issue sovereign bonds worth US$1 billion, in the country’s first debt issue since 2013. 

Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year winners announced

Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year winners announced

24 March 2017

Latin Lawyer announced the winners of its 11th annual Deal of the Year Awards at a charity dinner in São Paulo last night, in the presence of 230 leading names of the Latin American legal community.

Who represents Latin America's biggest companies?

10 March 2017

LACCA has released its landmark research into which law firms are regularly retained by the region's largest 100 companies.