Market: Venezuela

Venezuela to appeal enforcement of shipbuilder’s award

The Venezuelan ministry of defence says it will appeal a decision by a court in Mississippi to enforce a US$129 million award in favour of a US shipbuilder, in a two-decade dispute over the upgrade of two navy frigates.

07 May 2020

GCs, limber up: be ready for anything in a crisis

Counterfeit health products, hitches in supply chains and keeping productivity high while employees work remotely – these are all issues many Latin American in-house counsel have to handle during this covid-19 pandemic. When a crisis hits, GCs must tackle new problems effectively and urgently to mitigate their impact on business.

04 May 2020

Latin American airlines are down, but not out

Featured in Covid-19: reporting on a crisis

In the decade ahead of the 2017 Centre for Aviation (CAPA) summit in Colombia, Latin American airlines had tripled their flight seats on offer and the region was comfortably the world’s fastest growing for online reservations. At the summit, experts expressed optimism for the region’s aviation sector – but three years and a pandemic later, global airline revenues are forecast to lose a whopping US$315 billion.

29 April 2020

ICSID committee challenged in Venezuela row

The Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro has challenged all three members of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) committee hearing its bid to annul a US$9 billion award won by US oil company ConocoPhillips, after the panel refused to bar counsel to Juan Guaidó’s government-in-exile from appearing in the case.

21 April 2020

Veteran Miami prosecutor joins Holland & Knight

Barbara Martinez, a former federal prosecutor, has joined Holland & Knight LLP as a senior consultant in Miami. By Ines Kagubare

06 April 2020

PDVSA probe raises questions for joint venture partners

The US federal investigation into corruption at Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), shows no sign of abating.

31 March 2020

Guyana’s first oil export sends positive vibes around Latin America, say lawyers

International and Latin American law firms are keeping a close eye on the region’s latest oil exporter, Guyana. They are hoping to zero in on clients looking to invest in short- and long-term infrastructure and energy projects in the country, but acknowledge it will need support to develop the industry and to avoid the so-called Dutch disease.

20 March 2020

Latin American law firms celebrate International Women’s Day

From special events to promote gender equality, to talks on the importance of a gender-balanced workplace, yesterday firms across the region marked the International Women’s Day. But partners emphasise the fact that increasing day-to-day efforts towards equality is more important.

09 March 2020

From lobbying to advocacy: shaping government policy

New reports that US oil multinationals successfully lobbied policymakers in favour of environmentally harmful legislation have lent credence to the age-old stereotype of lobbyists swarming the White House. But in Latin America the public perception of corporate lobbying can be hostile, something many companies are trying to change. LACCA finds out how companies are using advocacy as a force for good.

24 February 2020

Leading Lights 2019

Featured in Pro bono 2019

Law firms that stand out for the pro bono work done by their lawyers and for their efforts to build a lasting pro bono infrastructure, both internally and in their legal market.

05 February 2020

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