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Mendoza Palacios partner elected to Venezuela’s Academy of Political and Social Sciences

17 March 2017

Venezuela’s Academy of Political and Social Sciences has elected partner Carlos Eduardo Acedo of Mendoza, Palacios, Acedo, Borjas, Páez Pumar y Cía as a member.

Araquereyna banks on Venezuelan energy liberalisation with hire

Araquereyna banks on Venezuelan energy liberalisation with hire

14 March 2017

Araquereyna believes Venezuela’s double-digit recession will force its government to open the oil and gas sector to new investment, leading the firm to recruit a former CMS foreign associate to head its energy and natural resources practice.

Exxon sees US$1.4 billion chopped from Venezuela award

14 March 2017

An ICSID annulment committee has dramatically chopped US$1.41 billion from an award won by ExxonMobil against Venezuela, holding that the damages were granted based on contradictory reasoning, “straw man” arguments and the assertion of powers under international law that were not mandated by the relevant bilateral investment treaty.

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.

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.

Costa Rica faces treaty claim over chicken import ban

27 February 2017

A food company and its founder have threatened Costa Rica with a US$200 million ICSID claim over a ban on the import of chicken cuts from Canada and the US, among other treaty breaches – which they say have driven the company to the brink of bankruptcy.

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.

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.

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.

Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne in late-stage merger talks

06 February 2017

International heavyweight Norton Rose Fulbright is in advanced merger talks with global firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP, in a deal that could create major Latin American synergies.