21 June 2019
A US court has refused to enforce a US shipbuilder’s US$129 million award against Venezuela’s ministry of defence in a 17-year dispute over a contract to upgrade two missile-armed navy frigates.
09 May 2019
Leĝa has become the second Venezuelan firm in the space of a month to promote, adding a labour lawyer to the top rank.
15 April 2019
One of Venezuela’s largest law firms, Leĝa, is growing bigger by merging with local outfit Imery Urdaneta in anticipation of an increase in investment and multinationals’ return to the country.
03 April 2018
On 27 March, Latin Lawyer published a news item about Venezuelan law firms Hoet Peláez Castillo & Duque and Leĝa Abogados containing incorrect information. A correct version of the story follows.
04 December 2017
Hoet Peláez Castillo & Duque has recruited a Moscow-educated lawyer who will court Russian business interest in Venezuelan infrastructure and exports.
19 September 2017
An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) creditor has brought a US court action to compel Bank of New York Mellon to hand over funds belonging to the Venezuelan government that are also at issue in an unrelated arbitration in Rio de Janeiro.
04 April 2017
A civil and economic rights group established by The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice has launched an anti-corruption initiative that will organise private practice lawyers across the Americas to support government efforts to crack down on corruption.
13 March 2017
Latin American law firms continue to grow, reporting promotions in a broad range of practice areas.
17 November 2016
Jaime Carey’s appointment as chair of the IBA Legal Practice Division (LPD) is thought to be the highest-ranking position held by a Chilean lawyer at the association.
04 October 2016
Argentina and Brazil have both moved away from leftist governments, presenting adjustments to their employment laws, but Venezuela’s protectionist labour regulations show no sign of changing, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 3rd annual labour and employment conference, held last week in Miami.