International

Arbitration panel in place for Colombia bank claim

UK arbitrator John Beechey has been appointed to chair a US$330 million treaty case brought against Colombia at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) by the former owners of a nationalised bank, as a related International Centre for the Settlement of International Disputes (ICSID) case gets underway.

Pinheiro Neto lands role in ABB’s US$6.4 billion grid sale

Swiss industrial conglomerate ABB has hired Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo to sell an 80% stake in its global power grid division for US$6.4 billion to Japanese counterpart Hitachi.

International Lawyer of the Year: David Williams

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s David Williams built his legal career in Latin America off the back of early exposure to the region, managing to successfully navigate his firm’s Latin American practice through a constantly changing political and economic environment. He is 2018’s recipient of Latin Lawyer’s International Lawyer of the Year Award.

Latin Lawyer Special Report: M&A and capital markets deal activity

An in-depth look at M&A and IPO transactions in Latin America and the law firms behind them.

To each their own

It has become a must for major Spanish firms to make a play for Latin America, yet not all agree on the best approach. Vincent Manancourt profiles the strategies of the country's main players

Notes on a scandal

In early 2018, Óscar Centeno, a driver for an ex-official in Argentina’s ministry of public planning, turned over a box of handwritten notebooks to newspaper La Nación. In doing so, he sparked Argentina’s largest ever investigation into graft.

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Guides

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The Guide to Corporate Crisis Management - First Edition

Introduction: Effective Crisis Management in Latin America

Sergio J Galvis, Robert J Giuffra Jr and Werner F Ahlers

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Dealing with the Challenges of Political Violence and Crime in Latin America

Jack Devine and Amanda Mattingly

The Arkin Group