Representatives of Spanish oil company Repsol have called for EU member states to adopt tougher measures to force states such as Argentina to comply with arbitral awards.
Internationally renowned Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio says he plans to use recent private equity investment in his chain of award-winning restaurants as a “weapon” to help take Peru’s cuisine worldwide, while also revealing that he could expand his franchise into top-end bespoke hotels or speciality Peruvian foods.
Female law graduates entering Peru’s legal market today begin their careers with the same opportunities as men, but, in the absence of clearly-written family-friendly and flexible working policies, far fewer will enter law firm partnerships according to the results of a survey announced in Lima yesterday.
US firm Haynes and Boone LLP and Rio de Janeiro-based energy boutique MMA Lawyers have entered into a cooperation agreement which will give the Texas-based firm the Brazilian presence it has long been contemplating, as part of a wider Latin American expansion focus.
“With investment come the counterfeiters,” was the warning from Dannemann Siemsen Bigler & Ipanema Moreira partner Joaquim Eugênio Goulart during a recent webinar, in which he urged manufacturers, government authorities and regulators to act now to prevent a flood of counterfeit and pirated products entering Brazil ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics Games.
Leading members of the arbitration community consider the legitimacy of ICSID as a mechanism for dispute resolution nearly 50 years since the convention was signed, drawing on prominent Latin American cases for analysis. Sebastian Perry reports on their conclusions
After a less than rosy 2012, private equity deals are likely to provide a much needed source of leverage in Latin America next year, as international investors and local PE firms continue to thrive, said a panel of lawyers and bankers at Latin Lawyer’s third annual M&A conference last Tuesday.
Accountants and minority shareholders are making life harder for M&A lawyers, while new guidelines from the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act can make it easier, said a panel of lawyers speaking at Latin Lawyer’s third M&A conference last Tuesday.
US-style corporate governance rules are heading in the direction of Latin America according to panel of lawyers at Latin Lawyer’s third annual M&A conference, who discussed litigation in related party transactions, fair pricing and why a buyer can never do enough due diligence.
Mergers and acquisitions create value for companies, but for general counsel the costs of doing these deals is rising – an issue tackled by lawyers at Latin Lawyer’s third M&A Conference in São Paulo this week.