The Dominican Republic has failed to persuade an UNCITRAL panel to hold a separate hearing on whether claims by two former missionaries concerning a real estate investment should be dismissed because of the claimants’ “dominant and effective” nationality.
A property investor has been ordered to pay costs to the Dominican Republic after withdrawing a treaty claim against the state on the ground that conducting the arbitration in two languages was financially unviable.
While 2016 marked the rise of populism in the US and Europe, in Latin America business-friendly administrations took the reins of several of the region’s countries. With this in mind, law firms stocked up departments in preparation for an expected uptick in transactional work. Latin Lawyer takes a look at the most significant of these developments.
Clearing houses across the region are putting high-impact projects at the top of their agenda because they can bring about systemic change. Rosie Cresswell asks how law firms can maximise the results of their pro bono projects
Representatives of the New York State Bar Association's (NYSBA) Latin American Council called on the region's law firms to adopt a single set of ethical guidelines at a conference held in New York yesterday, but some speakers questioned the project's multi-jurisdictional approach and enforceability.