Brazilian law firm Souto Correa Advogados has strengthened its arbitration practice and expanded its Asia desk by hiring a Mandarin-speaking lawyer from the Chamber of Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration in São Paulo as counsel.
An ICSID committee has discontinued proceedings brought by Venezuela to annul a US$42 million award in favour of a French investor after the state failed to make an advance payment of costs – while enforcement battles continue in the US courts.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is popularly known as El Peje because of his Tabasqueño accent. The nickname comes from pejelagarto (literally, fishlizard), an alligator-like fish from his native Tabasco. Much like his freshwater namesake, it’s hard to pin down what he is, so Latin Lawyer asked some of Mexico’s top lawyers for help.
For the past two years, many UK law firms have been compelled to publicly disclose the difference between what they pay male and female lawyers. Gender pay gap reporting can be a blunt instrument, but acknowledging a problem is the first step to solving it. We consider the implications for Latin America’s legal market.
One of this year’s winners of Latin Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Ronaldo Veirano, built his eponymous firm into a leading legal institution in Brazil. He reflects on his journey to become one of Brazil’s sharpest and most respected legal minds.
In June, Fitch downgraded Mexico’s sovereign debt to near junk status. Behind the decision was Pemex’s US$106 billion debt pile and the dire financial...
Sergio J Galvis, Robert J Giuffra Jr and Werner F Ahlers
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Jack Devine and Amanda Mattingly
The Arkin Group
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