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IC Power divests its entire LatAm energy business

IC Power divests its entire LatAm energy business

07 December 2017

Norton Rose Fulbright in New York has acted as lead counsel for global investment manager I Squared Capital in its US$1.2 billion acquisition of IC Power’s entire Latin American energy portfolio.

Latin Lawyer tax summit gets CLE accreditation

Latin Lawyer tax summit gets CLE accreditation

06 November 2017

Latin Lawyer's 2nd Annual Tax Summit has got CLE accreditation from The Florida Bar ahead of the big event, which will be held on Thursday in Miami.

Bolivia sees rare law firm merger

Bolivia sees rare law firm merger

26 October 2017

Bolivian firms Bufete Aguirre Soc Civ and Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa have integrated their intellectual property practices in what is thought to be one of the first law firm mergers in the country.

Top speakers confirmed for Latin Lawyer’s Tax Summit

Top speakers confirmed for Latin Lawyer’s Tax Summit

16 October 2017

Senior figures from Peruvian beverage multinational Aje, the Florida International Bankers Association, KPMG and UBS along with senior representations from top law firms, financial service providers and universities are set to speak at Latin Lawyer's 2nd Annual Tax Summit, which will be held on Thursday 9 November in Miami.

Mining investors seek discovery ahead of Bolivia claim

06 October 2017

A US businessman and his mining company have applied for discovery from a US law firm in support of an investment treaty claim they are preparing to file against Bolivia.

Programme for Latin Lawyer 2nd Annual Tax Summit now online

Programme for Latin Lawyer 2nd Annual Tax Summit now online

06 September 2017

The complete programme for Latin Lawyer's 2nd Annual Tax Summit has been announced.

Bolivia's largest firm adds first non-family partners

Bolivia's largest firm adds first non-family partners

04 September 2017

Moreno Baldivieso Estudio de Abogados has promoted six lawyers who are not from the Moreno family to the partnership, shaking up one of the region's more traditional legal markets in an effort to address retention concerns.

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.