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Venezuela defeats arbitration treaty claim as crisis deepens
Venezuela defeats arbitration treaty claim as crisis deepens

Venezuela defeats arbitration treaty claim as crisis deepens

05 February 2019

As Venezuela’s president faces growing international pressure to step down, the state has defeated a US$400 million investment treaty claim by UK mining company Anglo American over the alleged expropriation of assets relating to a nickel project.

Baker McKenzie grows in Mexico with hires
Baker McKenzie grows in Mexico with hires

Baker McKenzie grows in Mexico with hires

11 April 2018

Baker McKenzie (Mexico) has added two partners in Mexico City and Monterrey, as well as investing in its corporate social responsibility area.

Bottlemaker says Venezuela award threatens ICSID's integrity
Bottlemaker says Venezuela award threatens ICSID's integrity

Bottlemaker says Venezuela award threatens ICSID's integrity

27 March 2018

An award that declined to hear a billion-dollar claim against Venezuela because it was filed after the state gave notice of its denunciation of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Convention represents an “egregious assault” on the integrity and legitimacy of ICSID, according to an annulment application filed by two subsidiaries of US bottlemaker Owens Illinois.

Baker McKenzie makes rare lateral hire in Venezuela
Baker McKenzie makes rare lateral hire in Venezuela

Baker McKenzie makes rare lateral hire in Venezuela

05 December 2017

Baker McKenzie has recruited a tax partner to its office in Caracas, bringing the partner count there to 14.

Coffee investor wins damages from Venezuela
Coffee investor wins damages from Venezuela

Coffee investor wins damages from Venezuela

15 November 2017

An ICSID tribunal has upheld claims against Venezuela over the expropriation of a 120 year-old coffee producer during the presidency of Hugo Chávez and ordered the state to pay investor around US$42 million plus interest (bringing the award's value to US$53 million to date).

Baker McKenzie “unrivalled” in LatAm, says firm’s new regional head
Baker McKenzie “unrivalled” in LatAm, says firm’s new regional head

Baker McKenzie “unrivalled” in LatAm, says firm’s new regional head

02 November 2017

The incoming head of Baker McKenzie’s Latin America regional council, Jaime Trujillo, says he aims to consolidate the firm’s extensive network and experience in Latin America, but does not envisage further expansion.

Baker McKenzie announces new LatAm head
Baker McKenzie announces new LatAm head

Baker McKenzie announces new LatAm head

31 October 2017

Jaime Trujillo has stepped down as managing partner of Baker McKenzie’s Colombia office to become the firm’s Latin America chair.

Baker McKenzie promotes across LatAm
Baker McKenzie promotes across LatAm

Baker McKenzie promotes across LatAm

03 July 2017

Baker McKenzie LLP has added 10 new partners across Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru in the last seven months, strengthening multiple practice areas and restocking its ranks after several departures.

Spanish farming investors sue Venezuela
Spanish farming investors sue Venezuela

Spanish farming investors sue Venezuela

29 July 2016

A Spanish agricultural conglomerate has filed a claim at ICSID against Venezuela over the nationalisation of its operations on the orders of the late president Hugo Chávez.

BLP and D’Empaire Reyna behind Bridgestone’s departure from Venezuela
BLP and D’Empaire Reyna behind Bridgestone’s departure from Venezuela

BLP and D’Empaire Reyna behind Bridgestone’s departure from Venezuela

07 June 2016

BLP (Costa Rica) has helped US tyre company Bridgestone sell its Venezuelan assets after more than six decades in the country, amid mounting economic and political unrest.