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Morgan Lewis hires LatAm partner from Hunton Andrews Kurth

US law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has added a Latin America-focused insurance partner in Washington, DC by hiring from Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.

08 April 2021

Bruchou promotes two to partner

Argentine Latin Lawyer Elite firm Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi has promoted two associates to partner, boosting its labour and corporate and M&A groups.

08 April 2021

CMPC issues Chile’s first sustainability-linked bonds

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados has helped paper company Inversiones CMPC become the first Chilean company to issue sustainability-linked bonds, raising US$500 million.

08 April 2021

Carey lawyer re-joins former colleagues at CEP&D

Chile’s Coeymans, Edwards, Poblete & Dittborn (CEP&D) has added to its senior rank by hiring a corporate lawyer from Carey, the former firm of CEP&D’s founding partners.

08 April 2021

Ecuador faces second arbitration over Amazon oil projects

An Argentine-owned energy company is bringing a United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) claim against Ecuador over the termination of contracts to exploit Amazonian oil projects, a dispute that has already given rise to a US$515 million award against the state.

08 April 2021

Ex-Veirano, Dias Carneiro and Ulhôa Canto partners launch new firm

Four partners from well-known Brazilian law firms Veirano Advogados, Dias Carneiro Advogados and Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados have left to launch a corporate and venture capital outfit in São Paulo.

07 April 2021

Rappi ties up with Itaú in Chile for latest fintech venture

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Chile) has helped Colombian delivery start-up Rappi partner with the Chilean arm of Brazil’s Itaú Unibanco for a digital finance venture, following fintech tie-ups between Rappi and local banks in Colombia and Mexico.

07 April 2021

Billion-dollar arbitration award against Venezuela reinstated

France’s Court of Cassation has reinstated a Canadian gold mining company’s US$1.6 billion investment treaty award against Venezuela, two years after key findings on quantum were set aside.

07 April 2021

Ferrere steers US$50 million Paraguayan fund

Ferrere (Paraguay) has helped Puente Administradora de Fondos de Inversión (Puente AFPISA) structure Paraguay’s first closed financial investment fund, worth US$50 million.

07 April 2021

Tauil & Chequer adds disputes partner

Brazil’s Tauil & Chequer in association with Mayer Brown has strengthened its disputes practice by hiring a partner from Huck Otranto Camargo.

06 April 2021

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