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Venezuelan opposition wins super-majority
Venezuelan opposition wins super-majority

Venezuelan opposition wins super-majority

09 December 2015

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.

Hoet Peláez founder made honorary professor at ULA
Hoet Peláez founder made honorary professor at ULA

Hoet Peláez founder made honorary professor at ULA

09 November 2015

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.

Olleros and McDermott Will to coordinate over Cuba
Olleros and McDermott Will to coordinate over Cuba

Olleros and McDermott Will to coordinate over Cuba

04 August 2015

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.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Venezuela
Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Venezuela

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Venezuela

13 March 2015

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.

Navent acquires Dridco assets in multijurisdictional classifieds buy
Navent acquires Dridco assets in multijurisdictional classifieds buy

Navent acquires Dridco assets in multijurisdictional classifieds buy

04 March 2015

Argentina-based classifieds company Navent has hired firms in seven jurisdictions to acquire the real estate and jobs classifieds assets from local rival Dridco.

Hoet Peláez hires tax and administrative duo
Hoet Peláez hires tax and administrative duo

Hoet Peláez hires tax and administrative duo

02 February 2015

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.

Hoet Peláez eyes Caribbean with strategic alliance in Aruba
Hoet Peláez eyes Caribbean with strategic alliance in Aruba

Hoet Peláez eyes Caribbean with strategic alliance in Aruba

03 December 2014

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.

Bernardes Neto becomes first Brazilian IBA secretary general
Bernardes Neto becomes first Brazilian IBA secretary general

Bernardes Neto becomes first Brazilian IBA secretary general

04 November 2014

Motta, Fernandes Rocha - Advogados partner Horacio Bernardes Neto has become the first Brazilian secretary general of the International Bar Association (IBA).

Rio arbitral panel hears Venezuelan frigates claim
Rio arbitral panel hears Venezuelan frigates claim

Rio arbitral panel hears Venezuelan frigates claim

02 October 2014

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.

Anti-corruption ineffective without taking location on board
Anti-corruption ineffective without taking location on board

Anti-corruption ineffective without taking location on board

22 September 2014

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.