Market: Venezuela

Dentons absorbs tax boutique in Venezuela

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

22 April 2021

Billion-dollar arbitration award against Venezuela reinstated

France’s Court of Cassation has reinstated a Canadian gold mining company’s US$1.6 billion investment treaty award against Venezuela, two years after key findings on quantum were set aside.

07 April 2021

Maduro wins ICSID representation fight with Guaidó

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro has won the latest round of his battle with Juan Guaidó over who should represent the state in international disputes, after an International Centre for Settlement of International Disputes (ICSID) tribunal refused to allow the opposition leader’s legal team to appear in a resubmitted claim by ExxonMobil.

09 March 2021

Pro bono: A critical state

Featured in Pro bono 2020

Necessity is often considered the greatest driver of innovation. As a result of covid-19, the traditional service model for legal advice across all practice areas has had to evolve, pro bono included. Lawyers who work in this field are having to adapt to continue to provide access to justice for vulnerable people in today’s digitalised and distressed world.

22 February 2021

Latin Lawyer's Leading Lights for pro bono

Featured in Pro bono 2020

Here we celebrate “Leading Lights”, the law firms making a noteworthy contribution to strengthening Latin America’s pro bono culture.

22 February 2021

Pro bono: Clearing the way

Featured in Pro bono 2020

As clearing house membership reaches an all-time high, the institutions across the region acting as the go-between for law firms and pro bono projects are reinventing themselves, adapting to the times to provide first-class responses to those most in need. They are plugging gaps, as well as making pro bono networks more inclusive.

22 February 2021

Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center's Pro Bono Survey 2020

Featured in Pro bono 2020

The latest results from our annual research indicate that despite a year of unique and severe challenges, law firms are as committed as ever to doing pro bono. We report on what firms are doing to push their efforts to the next level.

22 February 2021

Promotions at LatAm firms spiked at year-end

Latin Lawyer has recorded a 38% increase in end-of-year promotions to partner level at Latin American law firms, while the proportion of women lawyers elevated to the top rank dropped compared to the previous year’s figures.

15 February 2021

Venezuela settles beef with cattle farmers

The administration of Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó has agreed to pay around US$110 million to satisfy an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) award won by a British family business over the expropriation of its cattle farms.

26 January 2021

D'Empaire in Delivery Hero’s Venezuela launch

D'Empaire has helped German on-demand food services business Delivery Hero expand its Latin American operations by launching in Venezuela.

09 December 2020

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