04 September 2018
The complete programme for Latin Lawyer's 3rd Annual Tax conference has been announced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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A Florida court has confirmed an award at the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) that rescinded an Australian company’s purchase of an Ecuadorean engineering consultancy in light of evidence that the sellers had engaged in a “far-reaching and intricate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.
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.
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.