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Colombia and Venezuela bolster relations with new accords
Colombia and Venezuela bolster relations with new accords

Colombia and Venezuela bolster relations with new accords

09 December 2011

When Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a range of agreements with Hugo Chávez, he didn’t just take a step towards thawing the frosty relations his predecessor, Álvaro Uribe, had maintained with the Venezuelan leader, he also provided Colombia and Venezuela’s legal communities with a host of new work opportunities.

Private equity funds enter Colombia
Private equity funds enter Colombia

Private equity funds enter Colombia

11 November 2011

In their first foray into Colombia, private equity funds Advent International and Essex Ventures have hired Colombia’s Prieto & Carrizosa, US firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Spain’s Uría Menéndez and Luxembourg’s Bonn Schmitt Steichen for their acquisition of pharmaceutical products distributor Biotoscana Farma.

Rodríguez & Cavelier joins global network
Rodríguez & Cavelier joins global network

Rodríguez & Cavelier joins global network

15 June 2009

Colombian law firm Rodríguez & Cavelier has joined Mackrell International, a global network of law firms based in London.

Firm numbers dropping in financial crisis year
Firm numbers dropping in financial crisis year

Firm numbers dropping in financial crisis year

13 February 2009

This week Holland & Knight, Bryan Cave, DLA Piper, Goodwin Procter and Dechert announced redundancies in the US, following UK firms Linklaters and Clifford Chance’s cuts earlier this year. Headcounts in Latin American law firms are also dropping as the global downturn continues.

Venezuela to take 60 per cent of cement makers
Venezuela to take 60 per cent of cement makers

Venezuela to take 60 per cent of cement makers

08 April 2008

‘Cordial’ meetings between the Venezuelan government and cement makers have confirmed plans for the forced buy-out of at least 60 per cent of the companies.

Parra Rodriguez steps up compliance team
Parra Rodriguez steps up compliance team

Parra Rodriguez steps up compliance team

03 March 2008

Colombian firm Parra, Rodríguez & Cavelier has created a practice to help financial clients comply with stricter laws to combat money laundering and terrorism financing.

Spanish Arbitration Club creates first Latin American chapter
Spanish Arbitration Club creates first Latin American chapter

Spanish Arbitration Club creates first Latin American chapter

05 April 2007

Spain's Arbitration Club has founded its first Latin American chapter - in Venezuela. The chapter was finalised in mid-March.

Corporate Counsel: Arminio Borjas
Corporate Counsel: Arminio Borjas

Corporate Counsel: Arminio Borjas

09 November 2006

Vice president of legal affairs, La Electricidad de Caracas