Work Area: Environment

Norsk Hydro resumes Brazilian operations after spillage

Tauil & Chequer in association with Mayer Brown and Silveira, Athias, Soriano de Mello, Guimarães, Pinheiro & Scaff have helped an alumina refinery owned by Norway’s Norsk Hydro resume full operation after two federal court rulings.

12 June 2019

More dispute boards in LatAm construction contracts, urge panellists

Panellists at Latin Lawyer - GAR Live 3rd Annual Arbitration Summit – held yesterday in Miami – called for the increased use of dispute boards in Latin American construction projects to stop them being put on hold.

01 May 2019

Machado Meyer hires from Pinheiro Neto and promotes nine

In its second big announcement of the year, Machado Meyer Advogados has hired another associate from Pinheiro Neto Advogados as partner and promoted nine more to the top rank.

28 March 2019

Ecotierra launches first LatAm sustainable land fund in Peru

McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Québec City and Montreal and Peruvian firm Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas have helped Canadian agroforestry project developer Ecotierra launch its first Latin America fund, which will invest in reforestation.

26 March 2019

PPU absorbs two boutiques in Colombia

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia) has incorporated environmental and white-collar crime boutiques.

22 March 2019

Hogan Lovells promotes three to counsel in Mexico City

Hogan Lovells (Mexico) has strengthened its regulatory and corporate practices, promoting three lawyers to counsel to broaden the firm’s top-tier offering as transactional work decreases.

19 February 2019

News in brief – 14 January

This week’s news in brief sees a high-level Peruvian official resign over corruption allegations and Guatemala’s constitutional court overturn the president’s controversial withdrawal from the CICIG; the world’s second-largest lithium producer has its compliance plan approved by Chilean environmental authorities, while Brazil’s competition agency has recommended Petrobras sell almost a third of its refineries.

14 January 2019

BLP behind Norwegian-sponsored solar plant in Honduras

BLP (Honduras) has helped Norwegian energy company Scatec Solar and Norway’s state-owned investment fund Norfund connect the first phase of their Los Prados solar project to the grid and commence operations in Honduras.

17 October 2018

Top Colombian court rules mine does not owe local communities compensation

Posse Herrera Ruiz has helped the Australian-owned Cerro Matoso nickel mine overturn an earlier ruling ordering the company to pay health-associated damages worth an estimated US$400 million to indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities.

01 October 2018

Lobo de Rizzo absorbs environmental boutique

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has hired its fifth partner in 2018, appointing Renata Pires Castanho to head its environmental practice and absorbing her boutique.

17 August 2018

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