The Bolivian electorate’s decision to deny President Evo Morales a fourth term in office is good for democracy, agree lawyers, but many predict troubled times ahead as corruption and economic decline take their toll after more than a decade of strong growth.
Miranda & Amado Abogados in Lima, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and CR & F Rojas Abogados in La Paz have helped Peruvian conglomerate Grupo Gloria acquire Bolivian cement maker Sociedad Bolivana de Cemento (Soboce) in the largest deal ever conducted on the Bolivian stock exchange; but its owner, a former presidential candidate, faces questions from government and union officials over the sale.
Soaring growth rates combined with two new pieces of legislation governing foreign investment and the mining industry have put Bolivia on the map for investors, but while lawyers welcome the advent of a clear legal framework, there remain question marks over how much change it will really bring about.
The complete shortlist for Latin Lawyer's eighth annual Deal of the Year Awards is now available here.
Latin Lawyer is pleased to announce the shortlists for the next two categories of its eighth annual Deal of the Year Awards: project finance and disputes.
Much of Latin America emerged largely unscathed from the global financial crisis and continues to feature a host of countries experiencing economic growth rates the US and Europe can only dream of. So it is little surprise that increasing numbers of multinationals should look to the region in search of new markets and higher returns on investment. Joe Rowley takes a look at the leading M&A lawyers best equipped to help acquisitive companies seal the deal
To mark the launch of the 14th edition of Latin Lawyer 250, for the next four weeks the Latin Lawyer briefing will reflect on the developments that have taken place in Latin America’s key legal markets over the past 12 months. Today we turn to Bolivia.
With the environment taking centre stage in political agendas and corporate image management, demand for environmental lawyers has never been higher. Rosie Cresswell profiles the leaders in the practice in Latin America
David Thorley asks lawyers from the region's centenarian firms about the secrets to a long and successful life, and discovers that the centenarian card is not necessarily what they play first when it comes to marketing
Prompted by the growing business links between both sides of the Pacific, a former member of Argentine firm Allende & Brea has launched South Korea's first Latin American practice.