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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.

Dutch company launches second Venezuela expropriation claim

04 October 2017

A Dutch company has launched a second claim at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) against Venezuela relating to the expropriation of its investment in the country's motor lubricants sector, more than two years after the first claim was dismissed.

Crystallex sues New York bank over Venezuela funds

Crystallex sues New York bank over Venezuela funds

19 September 2017

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) creditor has brought a US court action to compel Bank of New York Mellon to hand over funds belonging to the Venezuelan government that are also at issue in an unrelated arbitration in Rio de Janeiro.

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.

Norton Rose faced with new preventive asset seizure in Venezuela

Norton Rose faced with new preventive asset seizure in Venezuela

22 August 2017

Venezuela's supreme tribunal (TSJ) has published an amended US$1.3 million preventive asset seizure order against Norton Rose Fulbright (Venezuela), as part of a long-running labour dispute between the firm and one of its former partners.

Venezuela faces arbitral annulment bid in trust case

Venezuela faces arbitral annulment bid in trust case

18 August 2017

A Barbadian trust manager has applied to annul an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) award rejecting its US$400 million claim against Venezuela - arguing that the tribunal erred when it concluded that a trustee lacked jurisdiction to bring a claim.

Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2017

Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2017

09 August 2017

Latin Lawyer profiles the 40 Latin American law firms with an eye firmly on the future.

Arbitration tribunal wraps tortilla makers' treaty claim

Arbitration tribunal wraps tortilla makers' treaty claim

09 August 2017

Two Spanish subsidiaries of Mexican food group Gruma have won nearly half a billion dollars from Venezuela in a dispute at the ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes) over the expropriation of their tortilla and corn flour businesses.

Creditor opts out of enforcing Venezuela award

Creditor opts out of enforcing Venezuela award

08 August 2017

US bottle manufacturer Owens-Illinois has sold its interest in a US$455 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) award against Venezuela to a third party which can seek to enforce in its place - but it may be required to repay the buyer if an ad hoc committee decides to annul the award in whole or in part.  

Tinoco Travieso signs alliance with Girán Abogados

25 July 2017

Venezuela's Tinoco Travieso Planchart & Núñez has entered a strategic alliance with local labour and maritime firm Girán Abogados & Asociados.