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Changes to Latin Lawyer news submissions

17 December 2018

From the start of January 2019, we are changing the way we collect deal submissions. The new process is designed to speed up our reporting on transactions, allow for a broader coverage of deals via monthly round ups and provide readers with a better analysis of who is doing what in the market. In turn, this will deepen and improve our research for the Latin Lawyer 250 and LACCA’s annual list of Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies.

Bolivia escapes bulk of arbitration treaty claim over silver mine

Bolivia escapes bulk of arbitration treaty claim over silver mine

28 November 2018

A divided tribunal has found Bolivia liable for the expropriation of a silver mining concession while awarding the third-party funded claimant significantly less than the US$385 million it had sought – prompting a separate opinion by Chilean arbitrator Francisco Orrego Vicuña shortly before his death last month.

Bolivian mining claim partly clears hurdle

Bolivian mining claim partly clears hurdle

23 November 2018

An International Court of Arbitration (ICC) tribunal has allowed an Indian company’s US$86 million claim to proceed against a Bolivian state-owned mining entity – while throwing out claims against the state itself and another state-owned entity.

Ferrere launches maternity mentorship programme

19 October 2018

Regional firm Ferrere has launched a programme that pairs first-time mothers at the firm with senior women professionals to provide them tips and support on how to balance work with childcare.

Bufete Aguirre completes merger with Quintanilla Soria in Bolivia

Bufete Aguirre completes merger with Quintanilla Soria in Bolivia

02 October 2018

Bolivia’s Bufete Aguirre has completely merged with Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa almost a year after the two firms announced an initial tie-up between their IP practices.

Ferrere and Indacochea on Chilean-Bolivian drinks purchase

14 September 2018

Ferrere (Bolivia) advised beverage producer Chilena Cervecerías Unidas (CCU) on its acquisition of 51% of shares in Bebidas Bolivianas (BBO), for a price of US$8.5 million.

Bolivia should pass robust competition reform, says local lawyer

Bolivia should pass robust competition reform, says local lawyer

14 September 2018

The cost of not beefing up Bolivia’s competition legislation is too high and should be on the political agenda, argues Mario Ballivian, a local independent practitioner and contributor to Latin Lawyer Reference.

Programme for Latin Lawyer 3rd Annual Tax event now online

Programme for Latin Lawyer 3rd Annual Tax event now online

04 September 2018

The complete programme for Latin Lawyer's 3rd Annual Tax conference has been announced.

Bolivian opposition alleges court bias after arbitration award challenge

06 July 2018

The investment company of a Bolivian former presidential candidate has asked a US court to press ahead with enforcement of a US$40 million award that has been subject to set-aside proceedings in Bolivia – arguing that it is “uniquely vulnerable” to bias in those courts in light of the judiciary’s lack of independence from the government of President Evo Morales.  

Bolivia agrees to pay ICSID award

Bolivia agrees to pay ICSID award

18 June 2018

Bolivia has agreed to pay US$42.6 million to satisfy an award from the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in favour of Chilean company Quiborax, ending a 12-year dispute over the expropriation of mining concessions by a previous administration.