A Dutch subsidiary of US bottlemaker Owen-Illinois has become the latest of Venezuela’s arbitral creditors to target the US assets of the state’s national oil and gas company PDVSA, in a bid to collect on a US$500 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) award.
Chile’s Morales & Besa has promoted a lawyer to counsel, strengthening its corporate practice.
Latin Lawyer celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018. In the first of two articles marking the occasion, we take a look at its early days, and chart how marketing became a requisite for many Latin American firms’ success.
The findings from the 2018 Latin Lawyer – Vance Center pro bono survey are testament to the great strides Latin America has made to adopt pro bono into its legal culture. Now in its 11th year, our survey evidences that pro bono is increasingly finding a place within Latin American firms’ day-to-day service offer.
“O Rio de Janeiro continua lindo (Rio de Janeiro keeps its beauty)” are the words to Gilberto Gil’s immortal samba, but after years of economic decline, skyrocketing violence and corruption scandals, has the appeal of Brazil’s cidade maravilhosa remained intact?
The notebooks list alleged corrupt payments made between 2003 and 2015 that could total upwards of US$30 billion. Details of what happened are still emerging,...
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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