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Pharma investors threaten Venezuela with investment treaty claim
Pharma investors threaten Venezuela with investment treaty claim

Pharma investors threaten Venezuela with investment treaty claim

30 April 2019

A Spanish family have threatened Venezuela with a US$200 million investment treaty claim over the expropriation of their pharmaceuticals business.

Costa Rica faces arbitration claim over public health measures
Costa Rica faces arbitration claim over public health measures

Costa Rica faces arbitration claim over public health measures

29 April 2019

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.

Guatemalan arbitrator faces trio of challenges from Venezuela
Guatemalan arbitrator faces trio of challenges from Venezuela

Guatemalan arbitrator faces trio of challenges from Venezuela

17 January 2018

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.

Venezuela faces arbitral annulment bid in trust case
Venezuela faces arbitral annulment bid in trust case

Venezuela faces arbitral annulment bid in trust case

18 August 2017

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.

Costa Rica faces treaty claim over chicken import ban
Costa Rica faces treaty claim over chicken import ban

Costa Rica faces treaty claim over chicken import ban

27 February 2017

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.

WDA targets litigation with Supreme Tribunal hire and Miami alliance
WDA targets litigation with Supreme Tribunal hire and Miami alliance

WDA targets litigation with Supreme Tribunal hire and Miami alliance

08 April 2016

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. 

Maduro may not last the year, say lawyers
Maduro may not last the year, say lawyers

Maduro may not last the year, say lawyers

30 March 2016

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.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Venezuela
Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Venezuela

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Venezuela

23 March 2016

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.

Marriage guidance
Marriage guidance

Marriage guidance

28 January 2016

Mergers can often be the most efficient way for a law firm to gain a foothold in a new jurisdiction, establish a new practice area or simply better serve existing clients. But laying the foundations for a successful marriage often requires partners to accommodate vastly different management styles and strategies. Vincent Manancourt asks partners across the region for their top tips on ensuring a lasting union

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Venezuela
Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Venezuela

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Venezuela

13 March 2015

In our continuing tour of the region’s legal markets following the publication of the 17th edition of Latin Lawyer 250, today we look at Venezuela.