Here we celebrate “Leading Lights”, the law firms making a noteworthy contribution to strengthening Latin America’s pro bono culture.
As clearing house membership reaches an all-time high, the institutions across the region acting as the go-between for law firms and pro bono projects are reinventing themselves, adapting to the times to provide first-class responses to those most in need. They are plugging gaps, as well as making pro bono networks more inclusive.
Necessity is often considered the greatest driver of innovation. As a result of covid-19, the traditional service model for legal advice across all practice areas has had to evolve, pro bono included. Lawyers who work in this field are having to adapt to continue to provide access to justice for vulnerable people in today’s digitalised and distressed world.
Martínez de Hoz & Rueda in Buenos Aires has helped Norwegian oil company Equinor divest a minority stake in an Argentine offshore oil field, which it jointly owns with local counterpart YPF, to Shell.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York and Buenos Aires and Tanoira Cassagne Abogados in Buenos Aires have helped the Argentine province of Neuquén restructure international notes worth US$683 million.
Argentina’s electricity market manager is facing a second claim at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) filed by an investor in a World Bank-sponsored renewables incentives programme.
The Argentine Supreme Court has refused to enforce a US$9.5 billion judgment against Chevron over environmental pollution in the Amazon that a United Nations Commission On International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) tribunal has found to be a denial of justice.
Latin Lawyer gathered data on M&A activity across Latin America during 2019. Here we present our findings for Argentina.
Latin Lawyer recorded 30 M&A deals that closed in Argentina between March and December 2019. When counting only public values, combined deal value exceeded US$519 million.
Martínez de Hoz & Rueda has helped Argentina’s state-owned oil company YPF sell a minority stake in an oil block in the Vaca Muerta shale formation.