The US Supreme Court has rejected a company’s attempt to revive a US$11 billion claim against Peru over bonds issued to an exporter of sea bird excrement, or “guano”, 140 years ago notwithstanding a 1901 arbitral award that held their value had been recovered.
Argentina’s Abeledo Gottheil Abogados SC has promoted a litigator and arbitration lawyer, taking the 46-lawyer firm’s partner count to 15.
The growth of arbitration as a means to settle disputes in Latin America presents an opportunity for third-party funding to thrive, resulting in greater access to justice, particularly for cash-strapped claimants. But teaming up with a third-party financier can also raise novel concerns that must be considered at the outset. Zachary Krug, senior investment officer at Woodsford Litigation Funding in London, and Leonardo Viveiros, chief legal officer at Brazil’s Leste Litigation Finance, present the pros and cons
Against the backdrop of Venezuela's escalating economic and political crisis, Emilio Demetriou-Jones spoke with partners from two of the country's law firms to find out how they are coping.
Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press
Anthony S Harrington
Albright Stonebridge Group
These firms have professional notices in the Latin Lawyer 250