Market: Venezuela

Multiple firms steer Lumen’s US$2.7 billion LatAm business sale

US private equity company Stonepeak has enlisted Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and Palo Alto as lead international counsel to buy Lumen Technologies’ Latin American business for US$2.7 billion.

05 August 2021

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

PDVSA arbitration award reinstated despite corruption allegations

The Dutch Supreme Court has reinstated an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) award against a subsidiary of Venezuela’s national oil and gas company PDVSA that was set aside two years ago on grounds of corruption.

21 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

Post-coronavirus wealth taxes could be a case of when, not if

The financial strain of the covid-19 pandemic has forced governments in Latin America to dig deep to cover costs. As a growing debt pile looms ever larger, some countries in the region are floating a tax on the wealthy to help foot the bill, one of several ways private wealth counsel in the region is evolving. Emily Darby reports on a practice area experiencing big changes.

29 June 2021

Colombia’s Godoy Córdoba expands partnership

Colombian law firm Godoy Córdoba Abogados member of Littler Global has bolstered its labour offering by promoting a director to partner.

22 June 2021

US$4.1 billion waste management buy calls on Cuatrecasas

US investment group Platinum Equity has called on Cuatrecasas in Madrid, Lisbon, Bogotá, Mexico City and Santiago to acquire Spain’s Urbaser – one of the world’s largest environmental services companies – for 3.5 billion euros (US$4.1 billion).

21 June 2021

Leĝa boosts partnership with six promotions

Venezuelan law firm Leĝa has increased its partnership by a quarter, promoting six lawyers to the senior rank across several practice groups.

25 May 2021

Latin Lawyer announces Elite 2021

Featured in Latin Lawyer Elite 2021

Latin Lawyer Elite firms have each carved out their own paths towards excellence and demonstrate unique areas of strength. Here, we reveal this year’s Elite.

12 May 2021

Dentons absorbs tax boutique in Venezuela

Dentons has bolstered its tax offering in Venezuela by incorporating local boutique Vallenilla, Escalante & Asociados.

22 April 2021

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