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June 2009

Welcome to our new and improved magazine.

  • Pro Bono - Flourishing in Tough Times - Chile: is the downturn yet to hit? - Restructuring Cap Cana - Curtis Mallet-Prevost profits from state advice - Venezuela's new arbitration law

Pro Bono - Flourishing in Tough Times - Chile: is the downturn yet to hit? - Restructuring Cap Cana - Curtis Mallet-Prevost profits from state advice - Venezuela's new arbitration law

Out of the bunker
Out of the bunker

Out of the bunker

Restructuring the Dominican Republic's biggest-ever bond issuance was always going to be a challenge - so step number one was to reconvene the legal teams, finds David Thorley

A step in the wrong direction
A step in the wrong direction

A step in the wrong direction

A proposed new Venezuelan law imposing further government supervision of arbitration would be a significant step away from international best practice, argues Hernando Díaz-Candia of Squire Sanders & Dempsey SC in Caracas

There may be trouble ahead (part one)
There may be trouble ahead (part one)

There may be trouble ahead (part one)

Chile's economy may be rapidly slowing, but there is yet a chance the country will escape the global financial storm with only a mild squall, the country's leading general counsel tell us in the first of two roundtables

There may be trouble ahead (part two)
There may be trouble ahead (part two)

There may be trouble ahead (part two)

In our second round table from Chile, the senior partners of leading law firms discuss how agility is key for survival in uncertain times.

The inviolability of privilege
The inviolability of privilege

The inviolability of privilege

Recent high-profile raids of law firms and in-house departments in Brazil contravene basic legal rights for lawyers and their clients, the public, argues Carlos Roberto Siqueira Castro, partner of Siqueira Castro - Advogados and chairman of the Brazilian Bar Association