Ecuador set to terminate bilateral investment treaties

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.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Ecuador

Latin Lawyer continues with its run-through of the region’s leading law firms in Latin America, as analysed in the 19th edition of Latin Lawyer 250. Today’s focus is Ecuador.

2016: a year in review

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.

Money matters

As law firms in Latin America grow and face new competitive challenges, the pressure to re-evaluate partner compensation systems is on. As more law firms change to models that reward performance, how can law firm leaders appear objective and fair when sharing out the pie? asks Rosie Cresswell

Investors less likely to triumph in LatAm state disputes

As populist regimes across Latin America recede, private equity investors can expect to see fewer politically led expropriations, but should prepare for a tougher time in investor state disputes, said panellists at Latin Lawyer’s 7th annual private equity conference, held in New York.




Construction 2016


Massami Uyeda Junior and Rodrigo de Mello Motta

Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados (São Paulo)


Claudia Lucena, Isabel Lira Miro Quesada, Daniel Corzo Simons and Luis Paz Maury

Miranda & Amado Abogados



The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment


Anthony S Harrington

Albright Stonebridge Group


Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press

Hogan Lovells LLP



Latin Lawyer – GRR Live 2nd Annual Restructuring Summit


Latin Lawyer 4th Annual Labour & Employment Conference