Ecuador has become the third Latin American state in the past five months to lodge a challenge against Chilean arbitrator Francisco Orrego Vicuña in an ICSID case.
Ecuador’s Congress has approved a controversial new media law allowing for the creation of a state-controlled regulator to supervise newspaper and television content, which lawyers say risks jeopardising freedom of speech in the country.
We continue with the run through of jurisdictions featured in the 15th edition of the Latin Lawyer 250 by taking at look at how Ecuador’s legal market developed in 2012.
Paz Horowitz Robalino Garcés has helped US oil & gas equipment manufacturer T-Rex Engineering & Construction win a contract with Ecuador’s state-owned energy company, EP Petroecuador, to supply support platforms for gas exploitation facilities at a block in the gulf of Guayaquil.
The legal basis for Ecuador’s decision to grant Julian Assange diplomatic asylum is “far from clear” and has political motivations that go beyond wanting to protect the embattled WikiLeaks founder from possible extradition to the US, according to lawyers in the UK and Ecuador.
Ecuador is to pay Brazilian state oil company Petrobras US$217 million for assets nationalised in 2010, averting a threatened investment treaty claim.
Christel Gaibor has been named director of international affairs and arbitration at Ecuador's attorney general's office – replacing Francisco Grijalva, who left last month to set up his own practice in Quito.
We continue with the run through of jurisdictions featured in the 14th edition of the Latin Lawyer 250 by looking at Ecuador.