Work Area: Environment

Taking control of conservation

In the US, private landowners have been taking conservation of the environment into their own hands for years, with notable success. Alejandro Quintana of Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia explains how Chile is now following the same path

07 September 2016

Glencore extends La Jagua contract

A subsidiary of Anglo-Swiss miner Glencore has extended its concession to mine a coal deposit in northern Colombia, with the concessionaire hiring local mining boutique Ricaurte Rueda Abogados. The country’s mining agency worked with Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia) on the deal.

17 August 2016

FerradaNehme makes two new partners

Chilean law firm FerradaNehme has promoted two of its team to partner, meaning women now constitute almost 40 per cent of the firm’s partnership.

16 August 2016

Brazilian firms announce new partners, target corporate and labour

Brazilian law firms Inglez, Werneck, Ramos, Cury, Francolin Advogados and David e Aniceto Advogados have added partners to their labour practices, an in-demand area for Brazil’s legal market following months of growing unemployment.

11 August 2016

Machado Meyer and Norton Rose structure sustainable ranching project

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados in São Paulo and Norton Rose Fulbright in London have helped Luxembourg climate fund Althelia Ecosphere invest in a pilot scheme to increase cattle production and restore degraded ranch land in the Amazon.

26 July 2016

LACCA Awards – voting now open!

Nominate your favourite in-house lawyers and legal departments for the 3rd annual awards ceremony by Latin Lawyer's sister publication, LACCA.

11 July 2016

Mattos Filho makes double lateral hire in Rio

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados is adding corporate and environmental partners to its Rio de Janeiro office in a double lateral hire.

06 July 2016

Argentina settles GM dispute with Monsanto

Monsanto has reached an agreement with the Argentine government over royalties for GM soybeans, which lawyers say could encourage further investment in the agribusiness sector.

24 June 2016

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

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