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Who are LACCA’s Approved lawyers of 2020?
Who are LACCA’s Approved lawyers of 2020?

Who are LACCA’s Approved lawyers of 2020?

28 August 2019

Ahead of the publication of the 2020 edition of LACCA Approved, we take a look at the results to find out who Latin America’s leading law firm partners are, as voted for by in-house counsel.  

Leĝa and Antequera ally to break Venezuelan trademark deadlock
Leĝa and Antequera ally to break Venezuelan trademark deadlock

Leĝa and Antequera ally to break Venezuelan trademark deadlock

15 July 2019

Full-service firm Leĝa and IP boutique Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez have allied in a bid to push through hundreds of pending trademark and patent cases in Venezuela.

Lawyers welcome Venezuelan opposition’s early debt restructuring plans
Lawyers welcome Venezuelan opposition’s early debt restructuring plans

Lawyers welcome Venezuelan opposition’s early debt restructuring plans

10 July 2019

Lawyers have welcomed a policy paper issued by the restructuring team for Venezuela’s opposition, which suggests treating diverse creditors equally to prevent Argentina-style holdout disputes.

Shipbuilder fails to enforce arbitration award against Venezuela
Shipbuilder fails to enforce arbitration award against Venezuela

Shipbuilder fails to enforce arbitration award against Venezuela

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.

Leĝa ramps up consolidation drive by adding to senior partnership
Leĝa ramps up consolidation drive by adding to senior partnership

Leĝa ramps up consolidation drive by adding to senior partnership

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.

Leĝa merges with Imery Urdaneta in Venezuela
Leĝa merges with Imery Urdaneta in Venezuela

Leĝa merges with Imery Urdaneta in Venezuela

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.

Correction: Hoet Peláez’s corporate division becomes Leĝa
Correction: Hoet Peláez’s corporate division becomes Leĝa

Correction: Hoet Peláez’s corporate division becomes Leĝa

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.

Venezuela’s Hoet Peláez launches Russia desk
Venezuela’s Hoet Peláez launches Russia desk

Venezuela’s Hoet Peláez launches Russia desk

04 December 2017

Hoet Peláez Castillo & Duque has recruited a Moscow-educated lawyer who will court Russian business interest in Venezuelan infrastructure and exports.

Crystallex sues New York bank over Venezuela funds
Crystallex sues New York bank over Venezuela funds

Crystallex sues New York bank over Venezuela funds

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.

Vance Center Lawyers Council launches anti-corruption module
Vance Center Lawyers Council launches anti-corruption module

Vance Center Lawyers Council launches anti-corruption module

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.