Colombian firm Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas has recruited a partner from Mexican firm Sánchez Devanny to lead its business development efforts and support multijurisdictional deals in a rare cross-border hire.
Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados; Rosman, Penalva, Souza Leão, Franco, Vale Advogados and Yazbek Advogados in São Paulo have helped Italian utilities company Enel buy a 74% stake in Brazil’s largest power distributor Eletropaulo for 5.6 billion reais (US$1.4 billion), but the deal is now ensnared in dispute proceedings after a hard-fought bid war ended in disagreement.
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