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ICSID tribunal defers hearing objections in gold mining dispute

13 December 2017

An ICSID tribunal has accepted jurisdiction over a third-party funded claim brought by a Canadian gold mining company against Costa Rica – but refused to rule on a handful of jurisdictional objections raised by the state at “such an incipient stage of the proceedings.”

DAC Beachcroft expands LatAm footprint

DAC Beachcroft expands LatAm footprint

06 December 2017

International firm DAC Beachcroft has announced an association agreement with López Saavedra & Villarroel Abogados, becoming one of first major international outfits to forge formal ties with an Argentine firm since the election of President Mauricio Macri in 2015.

Consistency and technology key for transfer pricing professionals, hear delegates

Consistency and technology key for transfer pricing professionals, hear delegates

30 November 2017

Applying policies consistently is crucial to avoid being penalised under new transfer pricing regulations, said UPS' director of taxes for the Americas at Latin Lawyer’s 2nd Annual Tax Summit, held in Miami earlier this month.

BLP boosts Costa Rican cohort with two women partners

BLP boosts Costa Rican cohort with two women partners

17 November 2017

The number of senior women lawyers at BLP’s Costa Rican arm has jumped above the Latin American average following a double promotion in a country that has one of the lowest female partner counts in the region.

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.

Onerous regulation impeding PE leveraged buyouts, says panel

Onerous regulation impeding PE leveraged buyouts, says panel

24 October 2017

Exacting bankruptcy laws and restrictive requirements for buying public companies in Latin America are holding back leveraged buyouts (LBOs) by private equity funds, delegates heard at Latin Lawyer’s 8th Annual Private Equity Conference, held in New York last month.

Pacheco Coto shakes up Central America with EY tie-up

18 October 2017

EY Law will integrate prominent regional firm Pacheco Coto on 1 January, adding more than 50 attorneys and senior partners to its 100 lawyer-plus Central American branch.

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.

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.

Same-sex marriage conference to take place in Costa Rica

Same-sex marriage conference to take place in Costa Rica

03 October 2017

The Latin American Foundation for the Promotion and Protection of the LGBTI Population (Fundación Igualitos) has organised a four-day conference on same-sex marriage that will start on 8 November in San José, Costa Rica and promote ongoing efforts towards legalisation.