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Quotas are essential to curb the gender gap, say labour panellists

Quotas are essential to curb the gender gap, say labour panellists

17 October 2017

Gender quotas are necessary to improve equality and overcome bias in the workplace, but they must be used as part of a wider programme that encourages cultural and institutional change, agreed an all-female panel at the 4th Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference held in Miami on 26 September.

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.

Spanish publisher objects to Latin maxim in arbitral award

16 October 2017

As his new United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) claim against Chile gets underway, Spanish publisher Victor Pey Casado has extended the already 19-year-long lifetime of his record-breaking International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim by initiating annulment proceedings against a 2016 award. The tribunal's use of a Latin maxim betrays a pro-state bias, he argues.

Barrick settles dispute with Chilean farmers

13 October 2017

Canadian miner Barrick Gold has agreed to pay US$20 million to settle an arbitration with a Chilean farmers’ cooperative relating to a controversial mining project straddling the Chile-Argentina border that was suspended four years ago because of environmental concerns.

Double down on LatAm privacy law compliance, say panellists

Double down on LatAm privacy law compliance, say panellists

11 October 2017

Multinational companies operating across Latin America risk costly litigation if they don’t address local privacy and data protection laws and rely on US or European legislative standards, heard delegates at the 4th Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference held in Miami on 26 September.

Alcaíno hires Banco de Chile in-house as of counsel

09 October 2017

Alcaíno Abogados has appointed Banco de Chile’s legal director to its corporate finance practice.

Chilean supermarket chain issues bonds

05 October 2017

Morales & Besa has helped Chilean supermarket chain operator SMU issue bonds worth 1 million Unidades de Fomento (US$42 million).

Guerrero Olivos behind investment fund tax win in Chile

Guerrero Olivos behind investment fund tax win in Chile

04 October 2017

Guerrero Olivos has helped UK investment fund Aberdeen win a favourable tax ruling from Chile’s internal revenue service (SII) after a three-year appeals process.

US and UK recognise liquidation of alleged Chilean fraudster

03 October 2017

Courts in Florida, London and the Isle of Man have recognised the liquidation of an absconding Chilean businessman, alleged to be behind the country’s largest Ponzi scheme.  

ENAP taps international capital markets

02 October 2017

State-owned Chilean hydrocarbons company Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (ENAP) has turned to the offices of Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York and Garrigues in Santiago for a US$600 million notes offering.