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Canadian miner targets gold and silver mines in Guatemala and Peru
Canadian miner targets gold and silver mines in Guatemala and Peru

Canadian miner targets gold and silver mines in Guatemala and Peru

21 November 2018

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Vancouver and Toronto, Mayora & Mayora SC (Guatemala) and Hernández & Cía Abogados in Lima have helped Canadian miner Pan American Silver buy national counterpart Tahoe Resources, including the troublesome Escobal silver mine in Guatemala for some US$1.1 billion.

Guatemala fails to halt action to confirm arbitration award
Guatemala fails to halt action to confirm arbitration award

Guatemala fails to halt action to confirm arbitration award

10 October 2018

A US district court has ruled that an action to confirm a US$21 million Dominican Republic–Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) award against Guatemala can proceed, rejecting the state’s argument that an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) ad hoc committee had annulled the entirety of the award.

Israeli investor takes on Guatemala and Peru
Israeli investor takes on Guatemala and Peru

Israeli investor takes on Guatemala and Peru

28 September 2018

Holding companies linked to a prominent Israeli businessman have initiated treaty disputes with Guatemala and Peru that are together worth in excess of US$224 million over investments in the electricity sector, it has emerged.

Unilever, Tata, Club Med and Uber to speak at Latin Lawyer Live Labour & Employment
Unilever, Tata, Club Med and Uber to speak at Latin Lawyer Live Labour & Employment

Unilever, Tata, Club Med and Uber to speak at Latin Lawyer Live Labour & Employment

06 September 2018

There’s still time to take advantage of a discounted rate on tickets to Latin Lawyer Live 5th Annual Labour & Employment, which takes place on Tuesday 25 September at W Hotel South Beach in Miami.

Programme for Latin Lawyer 3rd Annual Tax event now online
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.

Spanish firm enters Central America, the DR and Panama
Spanish firm enters Central America, the DR and Panama

Spanish firm enters Central America, the DR and Panama

17 July 2018

Spanish firm ECIJA has merged with four firms in Central America, the Dominican Republic and Panama, expanding its presence in Latin America. 

Spanish security company expands to Central America
Spanish security company expands to Central America

Spanish security company expands to Central America

13 July 2018

Spain’s Prosegur has hired Garrigues (Colombia) in Bogotá and EY Law in Central America to acquire Grupo Almo’s security transport business.

Spanish company’s arbitration claim against Guatemala gets under way
Spanish company’s arbitration claim against Guatemala gets under way

Spanish company’s arbitration claim against Guatemala gets under way

19 June 2018

After failing to reverse a loss against Guatemala at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) over electricity tariffs, Spanish company Iberdrola has brought a new treaty claim against the Central American state before the Permanent Court of Arbitration, it has emerged.

Latin Lawyer Elite Survey 2018
Latin Lawyer Elite Survey 2018

Latin Lawyer Elite Survey 2018

24 May 2018

In a fast-changing world, the Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2018 have shown themselves willing to take innovative steps to defend their leading positions.

Guatemala threatened with DR-CAFTA claim over mining project
Guatemala threatened with DR-CAFTA claim over mining project

Guatemala threatened with DR-CAFTA claim over mining project

24 May 2018

A US businessman and his company have threatened Guatemala with a DR-CAFTA claim for more than US$150 million over the suspension of operations at a gold and silver mining project that has been the subject of environmental protests by local communities.