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.

Trustee told it can’t bring arbitration claim against Venezuela

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) panel has dismissed a treaty claim against Venezuela brought by the Barbadian manager of a trust that the state alleged was a front for Venezuelan nationals or a Qatari sovereign fund.

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.

Making an impact

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

Global tax exchange efforts “drain” in-house resources

Efforts by countries to facilitate the global exchange of tax information are draining multinational companies’ in-house resources as the cost of non-compliance rises, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s inaugural Tax Summit, held last week in Miami.




Construction 2016


Massami Uyeda Junior and Rodrigo de Mello Motta

Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados (São Paulo)


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Miranda & Amado Abogados



The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment


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