Work Area: Environment

Uruguayan court rejects public information request in Zamin case

Ferrere (Uruguay) has helped Anglo-Swiss mining company Zamin Ferrous overturn a request from environment activists that the Uruguayan government release geological and financial data related to the controversial multibillion-dollar Aratirí iron mine project in central Uruguay.

20 May 2016

Martens Abogados hires associates from Galicia and Mijares

Mexico’s Martens Abogados has recruited attorneys from Galicia Abogados and Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC to broaden its partnership, deepen its litigation offering and spearhead a new corporate department.

03 May 2016

Pacheco Coto opens second Costa Rican office and enters Asia

Pacheco Coto has opened a second office in Costa Rica that will target infrastructure, tourism and environment work, three months after opening in Hong Kong.

27 April 2016

Pérez Bustamante welcomes back environment head

The head of Ecuadorean firm Pérez Bustamante & Ponce Abogados' environment practice has returned to the firm after a four-year stint as senior counsel at Chile’s Carey.

01 April 2016

Machado Meyer, BMA, Pinheiro Neto and Sergio Bermudes reach US$1.8 billion Samarco settlement

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados, BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão, Pinheiro Neto Advogados and Sergio Bermudes Advogados have helped mining company Samarco and its owners BHP Billiton and Vale reach a settlement worth at least 6.8 billion reais (US$1.8 billion) with the Brazilian government over a deadly dam burst in November, Brazil’s worst environmental catastrophe.

09 March 2016

Miranda & Amado helps establish Peru’s first sustainable forestry fund

Miranda & Amado Abogados has helped Peruvian investment group LXG establish the first private fund to reforest the Amazon.

23 February 2016

Azevedo Sette hires environment partner

Brazil’s Azevedo Sette Advogados has hired Leonardo Pereira Lamego from Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados to head up its environment efforts.

05 February 2016

2015: a year in review

Rock-bottom commodity prices and a proliferation of high-profile corruption scandals gripped Latin America this year, and law firms sought to make up for the decline in transactional work by boosting other practice areas. But it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Corporate law firms in Argentina, in particular, will see out the year in a jubilant mood as the election of a new president promises to see investors return to the country. Even in countries where the short-term prospects look bleak, such as scandal-ravaged Brazil, firms continue to invest in talent for the years ahead. With this in mind, Vincent Manancourt takes a look at some of the most significant developments in Latin America’s legal markets over the last year

13 January 2016

Brazil’s mining disaster stokes calls for tighter regulations

The damage caused by a burst dam filled with mining waste in Brazil highlights the importance of environmental compliance for companies as lawmakers push for tighter regulations.

27 November 2015

World Bank names Mexico Latin America’s best for business

Mexico is the best place in Latin America for entrepreneurs, while Venezuela has the world’s fourth-worst business environment, according the World Bank’s latest report on business regulations worldwide.

27 November 2015

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