Work Area: Litigation

L O Baptista restocks disputes practice with hires

Following the recent departure of its entire arbitration group, L O Baptista Advogados has incorporated two Brazilian firms – giving it two arbitration partners and a corporate lawyer of the same rank – as it continues to form a new, multidisciplinary disputes practice.

08 February 2021

Brazilian court suspends claims against Amazonas oxygen supplier

Brazilian firm Sergio Bermudes Advogados is advising Amazonas’ main oxygen supplier White Martins in an unfolding dispute with hospitals, state municipalities and private entities over the delivery of oxygen to covid-19 units in short supply.

27 January 2021

Aguilar Castillo Love hires from Arias, which promotes three to partner

Aguilar Castillo Love (El Salvador) has doubled its partnership by hiring a senior associate from Arias (El Salvador), which has made three new partners across its San Salvador and San José offices through promotions.

19 January 2021

Trench Rossi and Demarest appoint new chief compliance officers

Brazil’s Trench Rossi Watanabe has appointed its first chief compliance officer (CCO) by hiring from Demarest Advogados, which in turn has appointed a new CCO of its own, as well as promoting four lawyers to partner.

18 January 2021

Litigation Officer of the Year: when disputes meet tech

Dispute resolution is often costly, timely and distracts legal teams from other pressing issues that need their attention. Avoiding disputes in the first place is a priority for corporate counsel who value their consumers and stakeholders. Cintia Hutchinson, head of legal at Cetelem, has combined litigation management with technology to approach dispute resolution in a new light.

13 January 2021

Pérez Bustamante expands with hire and promotions

Ecuador's Pérez Bustamante & Ponce has hired an energy and natural resources partner from Noboa, Peña & Torres Abogados, while also promoting five senior associates to director across several practices.

12 January 2021

PPO Abogados launches fourth Bolivia office

PPO Abogados has expanded its footprint in Bolivia by opening in Sucre – the seat of the state’s judiciary branch – marking the firm’s fourth office in the country.

18 December 2020

Costa Rica’s Batalla appoints new partner

Batalla has promoted a former legal counsel to Costa Rica’s Presidency to partner, less than two years after he joined the firm as senior counsel.

20 November 2020

UK court blocks Brazilian dam disaster lawsuit against BHP

A UK high court has dismissed a US$6.6 billion lawsuit – the largest group claim in British legal history – against mining multinational BHP over the devastating Samarco Mineração dam collapse in 2015, which killed 19 people and created the worst environmental disaster ever in Brazil.

12 November 2020

Lifetime Achievement Award: Paulo Cezar Aragão

At the age of 69, as active as ever, Paulo Cezar Aragão remains among Brazil’s most influential and respected lawyers, a titan of the profession capable of making the difference at a high-stakes negotiation table like very few are.

03 November 2020

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