Market: Ecuador

AT&T sells LatAm assets to Argentina’s Grupo Werthein

Argentina’s Grupo Werthein has enlisted four Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP offices and Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi in Buenos Aires as lead Latin American counsel to acquire regional entertainment company Vrio from US telecommunications group AT&T.

27 July 2021

Ecuador ratifies ICSID Convention

Ecuador has ratified the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Convention, sealing the state’s return to the treaty that it denounced over a decade ago.

23 July 2021

Ecuador’s Spingarn & Marks adds partners with Robalino Law hires

Ecuadorean outfit Spingarn & Marks has strengthened its public law, natural resources and aviation offerings by hiring a group of lawyers from local firm Robalino Law, with two joining as partners.

21 July 2021

Ecuadorean firms seal logistics purchase

Ecuador’s largest medical instruments distributor, Corporación Omninvest, has relied on local firm Robalino Law to purchase Tababela Cargo Center – the only import-export logistics operator at Quito Airport – for some US$27 million.

20 July 2021

Dentons enters Ecuador as Paz Horowitz tie-up becomes official

Global law firm Dentons has completed its combination with Ecuadorean Latin Lawyer 250 firm Paz Horowitz Abogados, opening the doors to Dentons Paz Horowitz today.

19 July 2021

LACCA’s Technology Survey

Featured in Technology 2021

Our latest technology survey charts the growing dependence of Latin American corporate counsel on ‘lawtech’, or advances in legal technology. We present some of the key data points that illustrate how in-house counsel in the region use technology today.

15 July 2021

Pharma investor’s arbitration award against Ecuador upheld

A Dutch court has upheld a US pharmaceuticals company’s US$53 million investment treaty award against Ecuador, dismissing arguments that the arbitrators took on the role of a final appeal court when they held the state liable for a denial of justice.

28 June 2021

Ecuador to rejoin ICSID

In a major policy reversal, a new government in Ecuador has signed the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Convention more than a decade after the state withdrew from the treaty.

23 June 2021

Robalino Law adds three partners in Ecuador

Less than a month after launching its fourth Ecuadorian office, Robalino Law has boosted its disputes, labour, IP and natural resources departments by promoting three lawyers to partner.

16 June 2021

Ecuador fails to annul bulk of Perenco arbitration award

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) committee has largely upheld Bahamian oil company Perenco’s US$449 million award against Ecuador – reducing the damages by US$36 million after annulling certain findings on quantum.

09 June 2021

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