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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Partner additions signal law firm growth for 2017

Partner additions signal law firm growth for 2017

13 March 2017

Latin American law firms continue to grow, reporting promotions in a broad range of practice areas.

Jaime Carey becomes first Chilean IBA legal practice chair

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.

Labour laws could change as pink tide ebbs

Labour laws could change as pink tide ebbs

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.