Market: Venezuela

Venezuelan investor brings treaty claim against Netherlands

A Venezuelan financial services group says it has launched an investment treaty claim against the Netherlands after its banking subsidiary on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao had its assets frozen.

08 October 2019

Venezuela defeats ICSID mining annulment bid

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) annulment committee has dismissed a petition by an Aruba mining company and its affiliate to annul an award rejecting their US$633 million claim against Venezuela.

12 September 2019

Venezuelan opposition turns to Sullivan & Cromwell for restructuring

The opposition, led by Venezuelan National Assembly president Juan Guaidó, announced on 3 September that it had brought in James Bromley and Sergio Galvis to help restructure its external debt and other obligations.

09 September 2019

Latin Lawyer Elite: the firms

Featured in Latin Lawyer Elite 2019

The 2019 Latin Lawyer Elite firms are profiled here. Each have carved out their own paths towards excellence and demonstrate unique areas of strength.

03 September 2019

Venezuela

Featured in Latin Lawyer Elite 2019

D’Empaire

03 September 2019

Who are LACCA’s Approved lawyers of 2020?

Ahead of the publication of the 2020 edition of LACCA Approved, we take a look at the results to find out who Latin America’s leading law firm partners are, as voted for by in-house counsel.  

28 August 2019

Here to stay

The rise of nationalism first cast doubt on the future of investment treaties and investor-state dispute settlements in Latin America more than a decade ago. But despite international trade agreements now appearing to fall out of favour in the US, such pacts and the investment arbitration they endorse look set to stand the test of time in Latin America.

28 August 2019

Venezuela’s challenge to ICSID arbitration award dries up

An ICSID committee has discontinued proceedings brought by Venezuela to annul a US$42 million award in favour of a French investor after the state failed to make an advance payment of costs – while enforcement battles continue in the US courts.

23 August 2019

Who are LACCA’s Approved lawyers of 2020?

Ahead of the publication of the 2020 edition of LACCA Approved, we take a look at the results to find out who Latin America’s leading law firm partners are, as voted for by in-house counsel.  

13 August 2019

Lawyers react to fresh US sanctions on Venezuela

Following President Donald Trump’s sweeping imposition of new sanctions on Venezuela last week, local in-house counsel discuss the ongoing effect on business of disintegrating US-Venezuela relations. 

13 August 2019

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