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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.

Cultural resistance delays impact of labour reforms

Cultural resistance delays impact of labour reforms

28 September 2017

New laws designed to bring more certainty for employers, reduce the time and money spent on disputes, and create better relationships with employees are sweeping Latin America, delegates heard at the 4th annual Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference held on Tuesday in Miami – but real change takes years to be fully implemented.

Programme for Latin Lawyer 2nd Annual Tax Summit now online

Programme for Latin Lawyer 2nd Annual Tax Summit now online

06 September 2017

The complete programme for Latin Lawyer's 2nd Annual Tax Summit has been announced.

ICSID panel unmoved by Ecuador earthquake plea

06 September 2017

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) annulment committee has lifted a stay of enforcement of a US$380 million award in favour of ConocoPhillips against Ecuador, ruling that the state's budgetary pressures - Including the cost of a devastating earthquake - do not justify delaying payment.

AB InBev divests Ecuador business

AB InBev divests Ecuador business

04 September 2017

Ecuador's competition enforcer has approved the divestment of AB InBev's business in Ecuador to a consortium of investors, as part of a remedy package agreed to clear its global merger with SABMiller. 

Ecuador's claim for Amazon pollution to continue

Ecuador's claim for Amazon pollution to continue

30 August 2017

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal hearing Perenco's dispute with Ecuador has refused an application by the US oil company to dismiss the state's US$2.5 billion counterclaim on res judicata grounds, after another tribunal ruled on its liability for environmental damage in a separate case. ‎

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce joins Employment Law Alliance

21 August 2017

Ecuador's Pérez Bustamante & Ponce Abogados has joined a global network dedicated to labour and immigration law, the Employment Law Alliance (ELA).

Maersk gets antitrust clearance in Ecuador

Maersk gets antitrust clearance in Ecuador

11 August 2017

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce has helped Danish business conglomerate Maersk Line obtain antitrust clearance for the Ecuadorean leg of its US$4 billion acquisition of shipping company Hamburg Süd.

Ecuador's Corral Rosales Carmigniani Pérez splits

Ecuador's Corral Rosales Carmigniani Pérez splits

01 August 2017

Corral Rosales and Carmigniani Pérez have dissolved their four-year combination, ending a landmark tie-up between two of Quito and Guayaquil's most respected firms and marking another major break-up in Ecuador's legal market.

Senior lawyers leave Ecuador's Bustamante & Bustamante

31 July 2017

Two senior lawyers from prominent Ecuadorean outfit Bustamante & Bustamante have joined forces with several of the firm's former associates to establish their own outfit as local legal market competition heats up.