A Spanish family have threatened Venezuela with a US$200 million investment treaty claim over the expropriation of their pharmaceuticals business.
A Spanish businessman has launched a US$100 million ICSID claim against Costa Rica over measures that targeted his chicken meat-processing business on public health grounds.
Venezuela has challenged Guatemalan arbitrator Álvaro Castellanos Howell in three active annulment proceedings the state faces at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) because of his alleged criticism of the state’s judicial system.
A Barbadian trust manager has applied to annul an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) award rejecting its US$400 million claim against Venezuela - arguing that the tribunal erred when it concluded that a trustee lacked jurisdiction to bring a claim.
A food company and its founder have threatened Costa Rica with a US$200 million ICSID claim over a ban on the import of chicken cuts from Canada and the US, among other treaty breaches – which they say have driven the company to the brink of bankruptcy.
Venezuela’s WDA Legal has upped its disputes offering with the hire of a lawyer from the Supreme Tribunal of Justice, and reached a cooperation arrangement with a Floridian litigation boutique in a bid to better serve clients doing business in the US.
As Argentina pulls the plug on TeleSUR financing and the US courts Cuba, Venezuela faces bleak political prospects at home as the opposition’s plan to oust President Nicolás Maduro gets underway.
As we round up our tour of the region’s legal markets following the publication of the 18th edition of Latin Lawyer 250, today we look at Venezuela.
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