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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.

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.