The embattled and increasingly isolated United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) lost control of the Venezuelan legislature on Sunday for the first time in 16 years, but the Maduro administration still controls large swathes of the country’s institutional and military framework.
Roman Duque-Corredor, a founding partner at Venezuela’s Hoet Peláez Castillo & Duque, has been awarded with an honorary professorship at the Mérida-based Universidad de Los Andes (ULA) in light of his professional achievements and prominent career.
Spain’s Olleros Abogados and Chicago-based McDermott Will & Emery have agreed to share client referrals and coordinate their wider commercial strategy in Cuba as the US government eases restrictions on the island nation.
In our continuing tour of the region’s legal markets following the publication of the 17th edition of Latin Lawyer 250, today we look at Venezuela.
Argentina-based classifieds company Navent has hired firms in seven jurisdictions to acquire the real estate and jobs classifieds assets from local rival Dridco.
Venezuelan firm Hoet Peláez Castillo & Duque has recruited a counsel and a partner to join its tax and administrative departments, as part of a strategy to adapt to the country’s economic crisis and to prepare for the future.
Venezuela’s Hoet Peláez Castillo & Duque has entered into a strategic alliance with Aruban firm Gomez & Bikker in a bid to gain better access to the Caribbean.
Motta, Fernandes Rocha - Advogados partner Horacio Bernardes Neto has become the first Brazilian secretary general of the International Bar Association (IBA).
A tribunal in Rio de Janeiro is hearing a US$450 million dispute between a US shipbuilder and Venezuela’s ministry of defence, more than a decade after the claim was filed.
Corruption is an unmistakable reality in Latin America, but multinational companies can best do business there by adapting internal compliance policies to match evolving local rules, said lawyers speaking at Latin Lawyer’s first Annual Labour and Employment conference.