Market: Venezuela

D’Empaire makes rare lateral hire in Venezuela

D’Empaire in Venezuela has strengthened its finance and corporate practices with a lateral hire.

06 June 2019

Strategic advisor for Venezuelan opposition to keynote LL-GRR restructuring summit

Lee Buchheit, former Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP partner and newly appointed strategic advisor to the Venezuelan opposition, will deliver the keynote at Latin Lawyer - GRR 4th Annual Restructuring Summit, which will be held on 11 July at Paul Hasting LLP’s office in New York.

05 June 2019

Peru leads the charge against Odebrecht bribery

Research recently published shows which Latin American countries have been proactive and which others have lagged behind in tackling corruption tied to Odebrecht since 2016.

04 June 2019

Peru leads the charge against Odebrecht bribery

Research recently published shows which Latin American countries have been proactive and which others have lagged behind in tackling corruption tied to Odebrecht since 2016. By James Thomas 

03 June 2019

Clean win for Venezuela in arbitration treaty claim

An UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission On International Trade Law) tribunal has declined jurisdiction over a US$185 million investment treaty claim against Venezuela brought by a Spanish subsidiary of US cleaning products group Clorox – after rejecting the claimant’s attempt to remove a tribunal-appointed expert.

24 May 2019

Exposing the gap

Featured in Women in law 2019

For the past two years, many UK law firms have been compelled to publicly disclose the difference between what they pay male and female lawyers. Gender pay gap reporting can be a blunt instrument, but acknowledging a problem is the first step to solving it. We consider the implications for Latin America’s legal market.

23 May 2019

Why fewer women than men become partners

Featured in Women in law 2019

Partners sit at the top of the law firm pyramid structure and they have the biggest pay packets. The fact that women are in the minority in most law firm partnerships in Latin America – and indeed the world – is the main reason behind the gender wage gap in the legal profession. Here, we list four common explanations put forward to explain why more women don’t rise through the ranks to become partners.

23 May 2019

Venezuela arbitration award confirmed as court sides with Guaidó

A US court has enforced an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) award worth over US$400 million against Venezuela after finding it was bound to recognise lawyers acting for Juan Guaidó as the country’s legitimate representatives.

23 May 2019

Survey highlights scant change to women partner numbers

Featured in Women in law 2019

The average percentage of partner positions at Latin Lawyer 250 firms held by women is now 23%, barely more than the number we reported when we began tracking partner diversity back in 2013.

21 May 2019

News in brief – 20 May

This week’s news in brief sees Telefonica face anti-competitive fines in Brazil while expanding its reach elsewhere in the region; more Guatemalan election candidates barred by the constitutional court; a new bilateral agreement between Mexico and China; and even more lawmakers accused of treason in Venezuela.

20 May 2019

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