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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.

Ecuador gives go-ahead to arbitration of investment disputes

Ecuador gives go-ahead to arbitration of investment disputes

30 August 2018

Ecuador has passed a new investment protection law which expressly approves the use of arbitration to settle all disputes arising from investment agreements, among other reforms – reflecting the current government’s positive approach to arbitration.  

IDB backs Ecuadorian bank’s green financing programme

23 August 2018

Ferrere (Ecuador) in Quito and Guayaquil has helped IDB Invest grant a loan to Ecuadorian bank Produbanco that will be used to back environmentally friendly projects.

New Zealand reinsurer gets arbitration ruling annulled in Ecuador

16 August 2018

Ferrere (Ecuador) has helped New Zealand insurance company CBL overturn an Ecuadorian arbitration tribunal’s award that would have fined the company for not fulfilling its reinsurance obligations.

Ecuadorian court says antitrust leniency material release was illegal

14 August 2018

A decision by Ecuador’s antitrust enforcer to pass on confidential leniency material to the regional Andean competition agency was unlawful, a local court has ruled.

Canadian arbitration treaty claimant settles with Ecuador

Canadian arbitration treaty claimant settles with Ecuador

03 August 2018

A Canadian mining company has agreed to settle a dispute with Ecuador over payment of a US$25 million investment treaty award concerning two expropriated copper mines.

Ecuadorean court to rule on investor-state arbitration clauses

05 July 2018

As the negotiation of its new bilateral investment treaties continues, Ecuador’s congress has approved a motion to ask the constitutional court whether investor-state arbitration clauses in bilateral investment treaties (BITs) are prohibited under the Ecuadorean constitution.  

Florida court confirms arbitration award in Ecuador bribery dispute

30 May 2018

A Florida court has confirmed an award at the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) that rescinded an Australian company’s purchase of an Ecuadorean engineering consultancy in light of evidence that the sellers had engaged in a “far-reaching and intricate bribery scheme” to procure government contracts.

Peru joins Colombia in Andean antitrust leniency fight

25 May 2018

Peru’s competition authority has joined Colombia’s in opposing two Andean regional bodies that may punish companies that had been granted leniency in those bodies’ member countries.

Antitrust leniency fight divides Colombia from regional body

Antitrust leniency fight divides Colombia from regional body

17 May 2018

The General Secretariat of the Andean Community should close its investigation into an alleged soft paper cartel and not fine companies that already have been granted leniency in its member countries, Colombia’s antitrust authority has said.