Ecuador

Multiple firms in Promerica's first US debt tap

Panamanian bank group Promerica has hired Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in Miami and Richmond and Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee in Panama City as lead counsel for its first ever US issuance, worth US$200 million.

PetroEcuador seeks financial restitution in US bribery case

PetroEcuador, Ecuador’s state-controlled oil company, is seeking restitution from former financial advisor Jose Larrea for losses it suffered from a bribery scheme, according to a 26 November filing.

M&A: Energy boost

The cross-border acquisition by Argentina’s largest electricity provider of assets owned by Brazil’s beleaguered state-owned oil company spanned seven jurisdictions and required a strong, coordinated effort from international and regional firms

Money matters

As law firms in Latin America grow and face new competitive challenges, the pressure to re-evaluate partner compensation systems is on. As more law firms change to models that reward performance, how can law firm leaders appear objective and fair when sharing out the pie? asks Rosie Cresswell

Cultural resistance delays impact of labour reforms

New laws designed to bring more certainty for employers, reduce the time and money spent on disputes, and create better relationships with employees are sweeping Latin America, delegates heard at the 4th annual Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference held on Tuesday in Miami – but real change takes years to be fully implemented.

Insight

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Construction

Chile

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Brazil

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The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment Second Edition

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