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Cargill enters Ecuador with Ferrere

22 March 2017

Ferrere (Ecuador) has helped US food and agriculture company Cargill sign a joint venture agreement with local shrimp producer Naturisa, which will see the pair build a shrimp feed facility in Durán, south-central Ecuador.

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.

Ecuador faces bid to enforce treaty award in US court

07 March 2017

A Canadian mining company has applied to a US court to enforce a US$25 million investment treaty award against Ecuador – as the state seeks to overturn the award in the Dutch courts.

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.

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.

Ecuadorean hydro project gets finance

17 February 2017

Steptoe and Johnson LLP in Washington, DC and Ecuador’s Cabezas, Wray & Alban have helped the concessionaire of a hydroelectric project in south-eastern Ecuador obtain a loan of US$78 million.

DOTY M&A and regulatory shortlists announced

DOTY M&A and regulatory shortlists announced

13 February 2017

Latin Lawyer is pleased to announce the shortlists for the first two categories of its 11th annual Deal of the Year Awards: M&A and regulatory.

ConocoPhillips-Ecuador dispute ends with damages for both sides

10 February 2017

A nearly decade-long ICSID dispute between ConocoPhillips and Ecuador, with claims on both sides running into the billions, has ended with awards of nearly US$380 million for the investor and US$42 million for the state.

Latin Lawyer launches industry-focused investment guide series

08 February 2017

Latin Lawyer is proud to present The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment – the first in a new series of Latin Lawyer practice and industry investment guides.

2016: a year in review

06 February 2017

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.

Copec signs US$747 million deal with ExxonMobil

30 November 2016

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Colombia’s Brigard & Urrutia Abogados and Ecuador’s Corral Rosales Carmigniani Pérez have helped Chilean energy conglomerate Empresas Copec reach a US$747 million deal to buy oil major ExxonMobil’s lubricants and fuels business in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.