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What are law firms paying associates?
What are law firms paying associates?

What are law firms paying associates?

26 November 2019

Fewer Latin American law firm associates feel positive about their salaries than they did a few years ago – and for good reason, as many pay packages are not rising above inflation. But despite meagre economic growth putting paid to increases, more associates rate their wages positively than negatively.

Venezuela knocks out dual nationals' arbitration claim
Venezuela knocks out dual nationals' arbitration claim

Venezuela knocks out dual nationals' arbitration claim

18 November 2019

A tribunal has declined jurisdiction over a US$370 million investment treaty claim against Venezuela after finding that the state had not consented to The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) arbitration – also saying it would have rejected the case in any event because of the investors’ dual nationality.

Argentine politics could change anti-graft investigations, hear delegates
Argentine politics could change anti-graft investigations, hear delegates

Argentine politics could change anti-graft investigations, hear delegates

31 October 2019

Argentina’s high-profile Cuadernos graft scandal might change its course under a new government, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer - GIR Live 7th Annual Anti-Corruption & Investigations, held earlier this month in São Paulo.

Political instability brings uncertainty for employers, suggest speakers
Political instability brings uncertainty for employers, suggest speakers

Political instability brings uncertainty for employers, suggest speakers

10 October 2019

Political instability and an overarching shift to the left in parts of Latin America are bringing uncertainty for employers in the region, but there are signs of economic strength in some areas, heard delegates at the sixth annual Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference held on Wednesday in Miami.

Venezuelan investor brings treaty claim against Netherlands
Venezuelan investor brings treaty claim against Netherlands

Venezuelan investor brings treaty claim against Netherlands

08 October 2019

A Venezuelan financial services group says it has launched an investment treaty claim against the Netherlands after its banking subsidiary on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao had its assets frozen.

Venezuela defeats ICSID mining annulment bid
Venezuela defeats ICSID mining annulment bid

Venezuela defeats ICSID mining annulment bid

12 September 2019

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) annulment committee has dismissed a petition by an Aruba mining company and its affiliate to annul an award rejecting their US$633 million claim against Venezuela.

Venezuelan opposition turns to Sullivan & Cromwell for restructuring
Venezuelan opposition turns to Sullivan & Cromwell for restructuring

Venezuelan opposition turns to Sullivan & Cromwell for restructuring

09 September 2019

The opposition, led by Venezuelan National Assembly president Juan Guaidó, announced on 3 September that it had brought in James Bromley and Sergio Galvis to help restructure its external debt and other obligations.

Who are LACCA’s Approved lawyers of 2020?
Who are LACCA’s Approved lawyers of 2020?

Who are LACCA’s Approved lawyers of 2020?

28 August 2019

Ahead of the publication of the 2020 edition of LACCA Approved, we take a look at the results to find out who Latin America’s leading law firm partners are, as voted for by in-house counsel.  

Venezuela’s challenge to ICSID arbitration award dries up
Venezuela’s challenge to ICSID arbitration award dries up

Venezuela’s challenge to ICSID arbitration award dries up

23 August 2019

An ICSID committee has discontinued proceedings brought by Venezuela to annul a US$42 million award in favour of a French investor after the state failed to make an advance payment of costs – while enforcement battles continue in the US courts.

PDVSA defeats bulk of billion-dollar Conoco arbitration claim
PDVSA defeats bulk of billion-dollar Conoco arbitration claim

PDVSA defeats bulk of billion-dollar Conoco arbitration claim

07 August 2019

Venezuela’s state-owned oil group PDVSA has defeated a US$1.5 billion International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) claim brought by US energy company ConocoPhillips over the expropriation of an offshore oil project – just months after an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal ordered the state to pay a record award for seizing that and other assets.