In the wake of Ecuador’s devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, Tom Muskett-Ford hears about the pro bono relief efforts local firms have undertaken to help the shattered country back on its feet.
Continuing with our tour of Latin America’s legal markets to mark the launch of the 18th edition of the Latin Lawyer 250, today we turn to Ecuador.
Ferrere's Ecuador office has helped Curaçao-based hydrocarbon services company Schlumberger sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ecuadorean government to invest US$2.3 billion in the country’s northeastern Shushufindi-Aguarico oil field, doubling its investment in the area.
Latin American regional firm Ferrere has opened an office in the Ecuadorean capital Quito, staffing it with four partners and over 30 lawyers largely drawn from local firms.
Latin Lawyer continues with its run-through of the region’s leading business law firms in Latin America, as analysed in the 17th edition of Latin Lawyer 250, by taking a look at how Ecuador’s legal market developed in 2014.
Mexican mobile phone top-up company PagaTodo has bought Spanish counterpart Fullcarga with help from five firms in seven jurisdictions.
With political and economic change on the horizon for many Latin American countries, 2014 was marked by a slew of strategic hires in the region’s legal markets. Whether it be Mexico’s energy reforms, Argentina’s upcoming presidential elections or Brazil’s newly elected parliament, law firms spent 2014 gearing up for what is expected to be a busy year ahead. Vincent Manancourt takes a look at some of the most memorable developments in Latin America’s legal markets over the last 12 months
Here we list 55 “Leading Lights” from our survey respondents, celebrating law firms whose efforts towards pro bono during 2013 stood out. The list consists of firms that we feel deserve to be put in the spotlight thanks to their contribution to the development of a pro bono culture in Latin America.
Ecuador’s Paz Horowitz Robalino Garcés and the Madrid and São Paulo offices of Uría Menéndez have helped Singaporean oil and gas company Orion Energy buy two oil blocks in eastern Ecuador, which are expected to require more than US$100 million in investment over the next three years.
Ecuadorean firm Paz Horowitz Robalino Garcés has added a new partner, the former secretary general of the country’s hydrocarbons secretariat (SHE).