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Colombia will face billion-euro power claim

Colombia will face billion-euro power claim

17 March 2017

Spanish energy company Gas Natural Fenosa is on the brink of filing a threatened ICSID claim against Colombia reported to recover €1.3 billion (US$1.39 billion) owed by customers near the country's Caribbean coast.

Partner additions signal law firm growth for 2017

Partner additions signal law firm growth for 2017

13 March 2017

Latin American law firms continue to grow, reporting promotions in a broad range of practice areas.

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.

Energy regulator to keynote 8th Annual Oil & Gas Conference in Mexico

06 March 2017

Montserrat Ramiro, commissioner of Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), will deliver the keynote at Latin Lawyer’s 8th Annual Oil & Gas conference, to be held on Thursday 18 May in Mexico City.

The Odebrecht fact sheet

02 March 2017

The effects of Odebrecht's bribery scheme have reverberated through 15 countries across five continents. The Odebrecht fact sheet, compiled by Latin Lawyer's sister publication Global Investigations Review, is a rolling summary of the developments in the case.

Lava Jato topples Colombian construction deal

28 February 2017

Colombia’s competition watchdog has used its antitrust powers to terminate a US$1.1 billion motorway construction deal over allegations of bribery committed during the contract’s bidding process by Odebrecht.

Posse Herrera helps Suramericana fight off trademark application

28 February 2017

The Colombian IP authority has rejected a trademark application deemed too similar to the branding used by Suramericana – with the Colombian banking heavyweight hiring Posse Herrera Ruiz to successfully oppose the application.

Canacol gets US$265 million multijurisdictional refinancing

23 February 2017

Jones Day in New York, DLA Piper LLP’s Calgary office, Colombian firm Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados and Maples and Calder in the British Virgin Islands have helped Colombian oil and gas exploration company Canacol Energy obtain a loan of US$265 million from a syndicate of banks led by Credit Suisse.

Posse Herrera defends Davivienda trademark

22 February 2017

Posse Herrera Ruiz has helped Colombia’s Banco Davivienda successfully oppose a rival trademark registration application.

DOTY final shortlist published

DOTY final shortlist published

17 February 2017

The complete shortlist for Latin Lawyer’s 11th annual Deal of the Year Awards is now available.

Lloreda Camacho drives US$722 million highway concession

16 February 2017

Colombia’s Lloreda Camacho & Co has helped a JV between Colombian constructor KMA Construcciones and its Spanish counterpart Ortiz Construcciones win a US$722 million concession to build a highway in the north of Colombia.

Simpson, Cleary and PPU in glassmaker debt issue

16 February 2017

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s São Paulo and New York offices have helped Colombian glass manufacturer Tecnoglass issue US$210 million in debt.