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Peruvian lawmakers vote through final merger control law
Peruvian lawmakers vote through final merger control law

Peruvian lawmakers vote through final merger control law

07 January 2021

Peru’s legislative branch has signed off on the country’s long-awaited new merger control regime, providing the final stamp of approval needed for the law to come into force.

Peruvian state bank settles gold mine dispute
Peruvian state bank settles gold mine dispute

Peruvian state bank settles gold mine dispute

07 December 2020

A Peruvian state-owned development bank has agreed to pay US$34 million to a Canadian-listed mining company to satisfy a Lima arbitration award and settle a dispute over the financing of a gold project.

Panama escapes bulk of mining fine
Panama escapes bulk of mining fine

Panama escapes bulk of mining fine

12 November 2020

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal has found Panama liable for the expropriation of a mining concession while awarding the US claimant significantly less than the US$684 million it had sought in damages.

Peru gears up for new merger control regime
Peru gears up for new merger control regime

Peru gears up for new merger control regime

17 August 2020

Peru’s government has begun a public consultation on a draft regulation clarifying how the competition watchdog will review deals under the country’s long-awaited new merger control regime.

Peru passes arbitration reform in wake of corruption scandal
Peru passes arbitration reform in wake of corruption scandal

Peru passes arbitration reform in wake of corruption scandal

31 January 2020

As the international fallout from the Odebrecht corruption scandal continues, Peru has made several reforms to its arbitration law with the aim of increasing transparency for disputes involving state entities – drawing criticism from practitioners in the region who say the measures are ill-conceived.

Peru's merger control law lacks needed reforms, lawyers complain
Peru's merger control law lacks needed reforms, lawyers complain

Peru's merger control law lacks needed reforms, lawyers complain

11 December 2019

Peru’s new merger control legislation is a “positive” change but “lacks the institutional reform required”, local lawyers have said.

Peruvian arbitrators released on appeal
Peruvian arbitrators released on appeal

Peruvian arbitrators released on appeal

10 December 2019

A Peruvian court has overturned pre-trial detention orders against eight arbitrators accused of taking bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, including one whose arrest prompted outcries from the international arbitration community.

Arbitrators jailed in Peru amid Odebrecht corruption scandal
Arbitrators jailed in Peru amid Odebrecht corruption scandal

Arbitrators jailed in Peru amid Odebrecht corruption scandal

08 November 2019

A Peruvian judge has ordered the pre-trial detention of 14 arbitrators – including one who has sat at International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) – while they are investigated for allegedly taking bribes to favour scandal-hit construction company Odebrecht in a series of cases that cost the state more than US$250 million.

Peru publishes first dawn raid guidelines
Peru publishes first dawn raid guidelines

Peru publishes first dawn raid guidelines

06 November 2019

Peru’s competition authority has published a draft of its first guidelines on dawn raids, following the release of draft guidelines for procedures on compliance and rewards for whistleblowers.

Peru publishes draft compliance and whistleblower guidelines
Peru publishes draft compliance and whistleblower guidelines

Peru publishes draft compliance and whistleblower guidelines

30 September 2019

Peru’s competition authority has released new compliance and rewards draft guidelines, marking the first time a Latin American enforcer has adopted whistleblower guidelines.