Arbitration

Shipbuilder fails to enforce arbitration award against Venezuela

A US court has refused to enforce a US shipbuilder’s US$129 million award against Venezuela’s ministry of defence in a 17-year dispute over a contract to upgrade two missile-armed navy frigates.

Brazil quashes two Google antitrust probes but may start another

A tribunal in Brazil voted on Wednesday to close two probes against Google related to its shopping and advertising businesses, but recommended launching an investigation into the company’s alleged dominance in the search market and news vertical.  

Under threat

Observers say 2018 could be a transformative year for Latin America. The rise of outside candidates in presidential and legislative elections may create a new, riskier environment for investors, meaning they may no longer rely on the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) to resolve claims. By Ricardo H Puente and Andrew J Turnier.

Survival techniques

Against the backdrop of Venezuela's escalating economic and political crisis, Emilio Demetriou-Jones spoke with partners from two of the country's law firms to find out how they are coping.

More dispute boards in LatAm construction contracts, urge panellists

Panellists at Latin Lawyer - GAR Live 3rd Annual Arbitration Summit – held yesterday in Miami – called for the increased use of dispute boards in Latin American construction projects to stop them being put on hold.


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Construction

Chile

Alfonso Reymond Larraín and Rodrigo Riquelme Yanez

Reymond & Cía

Brazil

Fernando Marcondes, Ricardo Medina Salla, Marlon Shigueru Ushiro Ieiri, Adriana Regina Sarra de Deus and Juliana Yumi Shiina Morato

LO Baptista

Guides

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The Guide to Corporate Crisis Management - First Edition

Introduction: Effective Crisis Management in Latin America

Sergio J Galvis, Robert J Giuffra Jr and Werner F Ahlers

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Dealing with the Challenges of Political Violence and Crime in Latin America

Jack Devine and Amanda Mattingly

The Arkin Group

Firms that practice in this area

These firms have professional notices in the Latin Lawyer 250

Events

Events

Latin Lawyer 14th Annual Charity Awards Ceremony

Events

Latin Lawyer - GRR Live 4th Annual Restructuring