Market: International

Canada-Brazil aerospace subsidies dispute

Canada and Brazil are moving closer to an all-out trade war in a dispute over aerospace subsidies that is testing the limits of the World Trade Organisation dispute resolution system.

02 February 2001

Marun Jazbik jumps from Cravath to Vinson & Elkins

Brazilian Marun Jazbik is joining Vinson & Elkins’ New York office as a partner and will be the first Portuguese speaker in the firm's Latin American practice, which has two other Latin American partners who focus on the Spanish-speaking countries.

02 February 2001

Canada-Brazil aerospace subsidies dispute

Canada and Brazil are moving closer to an all-out trade war in a dispute over aerospace subsidies that is testing the limits of the World Trade Organisation dispute resolution system.

24 January 2001

Holland & Knight establishes offices in Brazil

George Mencio, head of the firm's international practice announced that the firm's association with Evaldo Ramos Advogados became effective on January 2, 2001, establishing offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janiero.

02 January 2001

Baker Botts LLP forms Latin American environmental lawyer network

On December 7, Baker Botts announced the formation of what James DeMent called, "a selective network of independent law firms for the exchange of information about environmental law in the region".

07 December 2000

Banking: Canada's Scotiabank acquires control of Mexican financial services group

On November 30, 2000 Scotiabank, advised by McCarthy Tétrault of Canada and Ritch Heather of Mexico, completed a transaction to increase its stake in Grupo Financiero Inverlat SA de CV to 55 per cent.

30 November 2000

New counsel for Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering's Latin American Practice

The addition of Enrique Gómez-Pinzón to the Washington DC office of the firm's Latin American Practice Group (LAPG) was made on October 30, 2000.

30 October 2000

Marval O'Farrell partner elected chair of Lex Mundi

On October 12, 2000 during the association's recent annual conference in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, Alfredo M O'Farrell, partner of Argentine law firm Marval O'Farrell & Mairal, was elected chair of Lex Mundi.

12 October 2000

Mexican and US cement producers merge

Skadden Arps and Bracewell & Patterson advised in the acquisition of Southdown by Cemex that was announced on September 29, 2000.

29 September 2000

Holland & Knight LLP enters Venezuelan legal market

On September 19, 2000 the law firm announced a strategic alliance with Tinoco, Travieso, Planchart & Nuñez.

19 September 2000

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