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Carmigniani Pérez helps consortium beat off challenge to win public contract

Ecuadorian law firm Carmigniani Pérez Abogados has helped Spanish-Ecuadorian consortium Urvaseo obtain a US$402 millon waste collection contract in Guayaquil – in spite of a complaint brought by one of its competitors.

Perenco applies to enforce arbitral award as Ecuador seeks annulment
Former Pérez Bustamante associate returns four years later as partner

Big fish in small ponds

It’s no secret that many of Latin America’s largest companies remain controlled by small, concentrated groups reluctant to relinquish control, limiting these entities’ ability to tap into a bigger pool of resources through the capital markets. This status quo makes public M&A deals a rarity in the region. Christina McKeon Frutuoso considers the challenges faced by lawyers when such transactions do arise.

Who are LACCA’s Approved lawyers of 2020?
Toll road financing draws Colombian and Ecuadorian counsel

Big fish in small ponds

It’s no secret that many of Latin America’s largest companies remain controlled by small, concentrated groups reluctant to relinquish control, limiting these entities’ ability to tap into a bigger pool of resources through the capital markets. This status quo makes public M&A deals a rarity in the region. Christina McKeon Frutuoso considers the challenges faced by lawyers when such transactions do arise.

Here to stay

The rise of nationalism first cast doubt on the future of investment treaties and investor-state dispute settlements in Latin America more than a decade ago. But despite international trade agreements now appearing to fall out of favour in the US, such pacts and the investment arbitration they endorse look set to stand the test of time in Latin America.

Surveys

Exposing the gap

For the past two years, many UK law firms have been compelled to publicly disclose the difference between what they pay male and female lawyers. Gender pay gap reporting can be a blunt instrument, but acknowledging a problem is the first step to solving it. We consider the implications for Latin America’s legal market.

Survey highlights scant change to women partner numbers
Latin Lawyer capital markets league table 2018

Here to stay

The rise of nationalism first cast doubt on the future of investment treaties and investor-state dispute settlements in Latin America more than a decade ago. But despite international trade agreements now appearing to fall out of favour in the US, such pacts and the investment arbitration they endorse look set to stand the test of time in Latin America.

FBI's Miami squad eyes "facilitators" of international corruption
State oil companies will invite more private investment, say panellists

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Oct 17

Latin Lawyer - GIR Live 7th Annual Anti-Corruption & Investigations

Thu, 17th Oct 2019

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Nov 06

Latin Lawyer Live M&A – committed to gender diversity

Wed, 6th Nov 2019