Work Area: Environment

BHP turns to Pinheiro Neto after deadly dam burst

Anglo-American miner BHP Billiton is relying on Brazilian law firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados as legal counsel, after two dams burst at a mine run by a joint venture company it shares with Vale and unleashed a mudslide that killed several people earlier this month.

20 November 2015

BLP helps launch Costa Rica’s first water fund

BLP has worked alongside more than 10 public and private entities to help structure Costa Rica’s first water fund, a financial instrument aimed at financing water resource preservation.

11 November 2015

KLA hires public law, infrastructure and environment partner

KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados has hired a partner from Zancan Advogados to co-head its public law and infrastructure practices and lead the environment department.

08 October 2015

Batalla and AFC merge in Costa Rica

Batalla Abogados and AFC Tax & Legal in Costa Rica have agreed to merge, becoming Batalla Salto Luna.

21 September 2015

Norton Rose offsets carbon emissions with tree-planting programme

Norton Rose Fulbright (Colombia) has announced plans to plant 728 trees to offset its 2014 carbon dioxide emissions.

09 September 2015

Rainforest Alliance Associate GC returns to private practice

Miguel Pizarro has left his position as associate general counsel for environmental NGO Rainforest Alliance to join Pabralaw in Quito.

28 August 2015

Panel rules on Ecuador counterclaim

An ICSID tribunal has issued an interim decision on Ecuador’s US$2.5 billion environmental counterclaim against Anglo-French oil and gas company Perenco, but has deferred a final ruling after criticising the testimony of both sides’ experts.

17 August 2015

BMA makes largest round of promotions in three years

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has made its largest round of promotions in three years by appointing eight associates to the partnership and strengthening five practice areas in the process.

25 June 2015

Brazil adopts business-friendly biodiversity law

Brazil's new Biodiversity Law – aimed at cutting the red tape around research and development for suppliers and manufacturers in the cosmetics, food, and pharmaceutical industries – has been welcomed by counsel in the country.

19 June 2015

Ritch Mueller adds partner from Santamarina

Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC has recruited a partner from Santamarina y Steta to lead its environmental practice and support an anticipated rise in energy and infrastructure work.

05 June 2015

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