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Latin Lawyer and LACCA's covid-19 information hub
Latin Lawyer and LACCA's covid-19 information hub

Latin Lawyer and LACCA's covid-19 information hub

29 June 2020

In response to the unprecedented impact of covid-19, Latin Lawyer and LACCA have launched a free-to-view and regularly updated information hub. Read about legislation and official communications issued by governments across Latin America in response to the evolving crisis here.

Venezuela covid-19 information hub
Venezuela covid-19 information hub

Venezuela covid-19 information hub

29 June 2020

As governments respond to the pandemic by enacting emergency legislation that will affect all areas of society and doing business, we are providing a central information hub that contains the enacted legislation and other relevant official communication issued in relation to the crisis. 

Latin Lawyer Elite firms take on the covid-19 crisis
Latin Lawyer Elite firms take on the covid-19 crisis

Latin Lawyer Elite firms take on the covid-19 crisis

23 June 2020

The fallout of covid-19 is indelibly altering how law firms operate and deliver their services. Managing partners of Elite firms reveal the profound changes the crisis has spelled for their firms and the adaptations they are undergoing to remain at the peak of their markets.

Is a PDVSA restructuring looming closer?
Is a PDVSA restructuring looming closer?

Is a PDVSA restructuring looming closer?

12 May 2020

An internal company proposal has suggested a restructuring of Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA, which would privatise various company assets and allow private investors to hold larger shares in oil fields. While this pitch is welcomed by the legal and business community, there is a long list of economic, legal and political hurdles that must be overcome before anything can be put into practice.

PDVSA seeks US$560 million in restitution
PDVSA seeks US$560 million in restitution

PDVSA seeks US$560 million in restitution

11 May 2020

Acting Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó’s administration says state-owned oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) is entitled to restitution as a result of a bribery and money laundering scheme committed by its employees. By Ines Kagubare

Venezuela to appeal enforcement of shipbuilder’s award
Venezuela to appeal enforcement of shipbuilder’s award

Venezuela to appeal enforcement of shipbuilder’s award

07 May 2020

The Venezuelan ministry of defence says it will appeal a decision by a court in Mississippi to enforce a US$129 million award in favour of a US shipbuilder, in a two-decade dispute over the upgrade of two navy frigates.

Latin American airlines are down, but not out
Latin American airlines are down, but not out

Latin American airlines are down, but not out

29 April 2020

In the decade ahead of the 2017 Centre for Aviation (CAPA) summit in Colombia, Latin American airlines had tripled their flight seats on offer and the region was comfortably the world’s fastest growing for online reservations. At the summit, experts expressed optimism for the region’s aviation sector – but three years and a pandemic later, global airline revenues are forecast to lose a whopping US$315 billion.

ICSID committee challenged in Venezuela row
ICSID committee challenged in Venezuela row

ICSID committee challenged in Venezuela row

21 April 2020

The Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro has challenged all three members of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) committee hearing its bid to annul a US$9 billion award won by US oil company ConocoPhillips, after the panel refused to bar counsel to Juan Guaidó’s government-in-exile from appearing in the case.

Veteran Miami prosecutor joins Holland & Knight
Veteran Miami prosecutor joins Holland & Knight

Veteran Miami prosecutor joins Holland & Knight

06 April 2020

Barbara Martinez, a former federal prosecutor, has joined Holland & Knight LLP as a senior consultant in Miami. By Ines Kagubare

PDVSA probe raises questions for joint venture partners
PDVSA probe raises questions for joint venture partners

PDVSA probe raises questions for joint venture partners

31 March 2020

The US federal investigation into corruption at Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), shows no sign of abating.