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Pro bono: Leading Lights
Pro bono: Leading Lights

Pro bono: Leading Lights

01 March 2021

Here we celebrate “Leading Lights”, the law firms making a noteworthy contribution to strengthening Latin America’s pro bono culture.

Chile takes US lithium miner to ICC
Chile takes US lithium miner to ICC

Chile takes US lithium miner to ICC

26 February 2021

Chile has filed a US$15 million International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) claim against a US lithium mining company over royalty payments due under an agreement to exploit one of the world’s largest reserves of the valuable metal.

ICC stands by Panama Canal arbitrators
ICC stands by Panama Canal arbitrators

ICC stands by Panama Canal arbitrators

23 February 2021

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has refused to disqualify three arbitrators who issued a US$265 million award in favour of the Panama Canal Authority, ruling that their alleged failure to disclose certain professional relationships did not call their impartiality into question.

Three Chilean firms in motorway financing
Three Chilean firms in motorway financing

Three Chilean firms in motorway financing

15 February 2021

Morales & Besa has helped a Chilean concessionaire issue project bonds for US$340 million to pay for debt related to the construction of a motorway.

Airport operators threaten Chile with arbitration over pandemic disruption
Airport operators threaten Chile with arbitration over pandemic disruption

Airport operators threaten Chile with arbitration over pandemic disruption

25 January 2021

Two French airport operators have threatened Chile with an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim after their billion-dollar concession for Santiago’s international airport was severely disrupted by measures taken in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

Panama Canal arbitrators under fire over "cross-appointments"
Panama Canal arbitrators under fire over "cross-appointments"

Panama Canal arbitrators under fire over "cross-appointments"

09 December 2020

The consortium that oversaw the expansion of the Panama Canal has applied to set aside a US$265 million International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) award in favour of the canal authority, alleging that the arbitrators failed to disclose “multiple cross-appointments and inter-relationships”.

Peru’s Grupo Gloria enters Chile with cement buy
Peru’s Grupo Gloria enters Chile with cement buy

Peru’s Grupo Gloria enters Chile with cement buy

06 November 2020

Miranda & Amado Abogados in Lima and Barros & Errázuriz Abogados in Santiago have helped Peruvian conglomerate Grupo Gloria enter Chile by acquiring a minority stake in local cement maker Cementos Bío Bío for US$47 million.

Panama Canal Authority reclaims damages from consortium
Panama Canal Authority reclaims damages from consortium

Panama Canal Authority reclaims damages from consortium

30 September 2020

An International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) tribunal has ordered the consortium that worked on the expansion of the Panama Canal to repay US$265 million to the country's canal authority while awarding the contractor a smaller amount of damages.

New York court rejects LATAM debtor-in-possession financing
New York court rejects LATAM debtor-in-possession financing

New York court rejects LATAM debtor-in-possession financing

17 September 2020

A New York court has rejected a US$2.4 billion debtor-in-possession (DIP) loan secured by Chilean airline LATAM from its shareholders, finding it had the effect of forcing an equity swap in a future restructuring.

Several firms in US-Swiss US$1.4 billion plastics maker buy
Several firms in US-Swiss US$1.4 billion plastics maker buy

Several firms in US-Swiss US$1.4 billion plastics maker buy

30 July 2020

Jones Day offices in Cleveland and São Paulo; Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima; Santos Neto Advogados in São Paulo; Argentina’s Wiener, Soto, Caparrós; and Gamboa, García & Cardona in Bogotá have helped a US polymer manufacturer acquire a colour masterbatch business from Switzerland’s Clairant for US$1.4 billion, expanding its existing presence in Latin America.