Holland & Knight (Colombia) in our news

Renewables group gets loan for Colombian hydroelectric plants

The Latin American Renewable Energy Investment Fund (Grupo LAREIF) has turned to Hoyos Gómez Abogados in Bogotá to obtain a financing package worth of 350 billion Colombian pesos (US$92 million).

27 September 2021

Mexico declares win in dispute with satellite operator

Mexico says it has defeated an investment treaty claim for more than US$120 million brought by France's Eutelsat over the reservation of satellite capacity for use by the state.

22 September 2021

Colombia liable in high-mountain mining dispute

A divided International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal has found Colombia liable in a US$700 million claim brought by a Canadian mining company that was deprived of its right to operate within an environmental preservation zone.

17 September 2021

Three firms in multi-currency loan for Colombian transmission line

Clifford Chance LLP in Washington, DC and New York and Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá have helped the Colombian branch of Spanish engineering company Grupo Ortiz obtain a two-tranche financing worth US$122 million to fund the construction of a transmission line.

16 September 2021

Halliburton brings arbitration claim against Petroecuador

A subsidiary of US oil services giant Halliburton has brought an United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) claim against Ecuador’s national oil company.

10 September 2021

Holland & Knight promotes four to partner in Colombia and Mexico

US law firm Holland & Knight LLP has added two new partners in each of its Colombia and Mexico offices, promoting four senior counsel across its corporate, labour and tax practices.

20 August 2021

Holland & Knight and Thompson & Knight finalise merger

US law firms Holland & Knight LLP and Thompson & Knight LLP have completed their tie-up – a move that substantially boosts the combined firm’s presence in Mexico.

04 August 2021

Several firms in cross-border water merger

UK company Waterlogic has enlisted Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in London and New York, DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán in Bogotá, NLD Abogados in Santiago and McConnell Valdés LLC in San Juan to acquire Quality Water Service’s (QWS) operations in Chile, Colombia and Puerto Rico.

03 August 2021

Colombia faces second ICSID claim over mine expansion project

Multinational mining company Anglo American has filed an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Colombia following a local court order blocking expansion plans at a coal mine over environmental concerns – after its partner in the project Glencore which has also lodged a claim against the state.

10 June 2021

Glencore brings third arbitration claim against Colombia

Glencore has filed an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Colombia after a planned expansion at a coal mine was halted by a local court citing environmental concerns – the third case the Swiss commodities trader has brought against the state at the centre.

02 June 2021

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