Market: International

Panama faces bid to revive mining arbitration

A US mining company that saw the bulk of its US$322 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Panama dismissed has applied to partially annul the award.

29 March 2021

Several firms help SNC-Lavalin divest in the Andean region

Five White & Case LLP offices have helped Dubai-based infrastructure group Kentech acquire the Colombian and Peruvian oil and gas operations of Canadian engineering group SNC-Lavalin.

29 March 2021

Jujuy becomes latest Argentine province to restructure debt

Holland & Knight LLP in New York and DLA Piper (Argentina) have helped the province of Jujuy restructure US$210 million worth of foreign debt.

26 March 2021

Brazilian firms in UK mobile payment financing

Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo has helped British mobile payments company SumUp in the Brazilian leg of a global financing worth €750 million (US$883 million).

26 March 2021

Costa Rican court enforces ICC award against construction group

The Supreme Court of Costa Rica has confirmed a US$23 million International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) award against one of the country’s largest construction groups – despite the fact it had not signed the underlying arbitration agreement.

26 March 2021

Remote connections: finding new clients in a pandemic

During the pandemic law firms have used shiny new marketing tools to keep in touch with clients they can no longer see face to face. But how well have they connected with new clients?

25 March 2021

Bondholders file lawsuit against Buenos Aires province

US law firm White & Case LLP has helped a group of bondholders file a lawsuit against the province of Buenos Aires over its continuing default on scheduled interest and principal payments.

25 March 2021

Ecotourism investors threaten Costa Rica with arbitration

A German family of ecotourism investors have threatened Costa Rica with an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim after their land was expropriated to build a hydropower plant.

25 March 2021

Brazil's Suzano creates JV in Finland

Three Baker McKenzie LLP offices, Trench Rossi Watanabe in São Paulo and Borenius in Helsinki have helped Brazilian pulp and paper company Suzano launch a joint venture with Finnish sustainable materials company Spinnova to build a commercial-scale fibre production facility in Finland.

24 March 2021

Colombia reactivates 4G toll road project with financing

Three Paul Hastings LLP offices, Colombia's Brigard Urrutia and Cuatrecasas in Bogotá have helped French concession holder Vinci Concessions and Colombian counterpart Constructora Concreto obtain a loan worth 700 billion pesos (US$196 million) to expand a toll road in central Colombia.

24 March 2021

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