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.
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 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.
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 has become the second Venezuelan firm in the space of a month to promote, adding a labour lawyer to the top rank.
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.
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.
Hoet Peláez Castillo & Duque has recruited a Moscow-educated lawyer who will court Russian business interest in Venezuelan infrastructure and exports.
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.
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.