Market: Bolivia

Bolivia should pass robust competition reform, says local lawyer

The cost of not beefing up Bolivia’s competition legislation is too high and should be on the political agenda, argues Mario Ballivian, a local independent practitioner and contributor to Latin Lawyer Reference.

14 September 2018

Programme for Latin Lawyer 3rd Annual Tax event now online

The complete programme for Latin Lawyer's 3rd Annual Tax conference has been announced.

04 September 2018

Keeping tabs on outside counsel

Featured in Diversity 2018

Companies across industries are making a lot of noise about the importance of promoting diversity within their businesses, but when it comes to keeping tabs on their outside counsel, little is being done, according to LACCA’s research.

31 August 2018

News in Brief – 10 August

This month’s news in brief takes a look at Bolivia’s investment in ethanol production, the Colombian government’s sale of a stake in telecoms company Coltel and the decision of Chile’s antitrust agency head to step down. In Brazil, police investigate price-fixing among fuel distributors and the country’s carmaker association reports a drop in car exports, while in Mexico, Aeroméxico faces legal action following its recent plane crash.  

10 August 2018

Are legal teams as diverse as they think?

Featured in Diversity 2018

LACCA’s first diversity survey has revealed that just over half of in-house counsel feel their legal teams are “extremely diverse” or “very diverse.” But the fact that a third of respondents say they have felt prejudice at work suggests there’s still room for improvement in making diversity a widespread reality.

03 August 2018

Ethics and compliance: Leadership’s toughest challenge?

Jed Hepworth has spent nearly 40 years working on international matters at Cargill, Inc, the biggest privately held corporation in the US, and 20 of those as Latin American general counsel. With a team of 70 professionals around the region, he reflects on the crucial role of leadership in promoting business ethics and compliance.   

27 July 2018

Bolivian opposition alleges court bias after arbitration award challenge

The investment company of a Bolivian former presidential candidate has asked a US court to press ahead with enforcement of a US$40 million award that has been subject to set-aside proceedings in Bolivia – arguing that it is “uniquely vulnerable” to bias in those courts in light of the judiciary’s lack of independence from the government of President Evo Morales.

06 July 2018

Bolivia agrees to pay ICSID award

Bolivia has agreed to pay US$42.6 million to satisfy an award from the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in favour of Chilean company Quiborax, ending a 12-year dispute over the expropriation of mining concessions by a previous administration.

18 June 2018

Bolivia fails to annul mining arbitration award

Twelve years after the dispute first came to the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), an ad hoc committee has upheld a US$48 million award in favour of Chilean mining company Quiborax against Bolivia – finding that the tribunal’s decision to order the suspension of domestic criminal proceedings was not a basis for annulment.

29 May 2018

Chilean mining company gets award upheld against Bolivia

Twelve years after the dispute first came to the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), an ad hoc committee has upheld a US$48 million award in favour of Chilean mining company Quiborax against Bolivia – finding that the tribunal’s decision to order the suspension of domestic criminal proceedings was not a basis for annulment.

25 May 2018

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