Work Area: Arbitration

Latin Lawyer announces International Lawyer of the Year Award

Featured in 17th Annual Awards

Latin Lawyer is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s International Lawyer of the Year Award: Julie Bédard from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

23 January 2023

Sainz appoints two counsel in Mexico

Mexico’s Sainz Abogados has made two new counsel by hiring from local outfit Kavanagh Gorozpe and promoting an associate, strengthening its litigation and arbitration practices.

11 January 2023

Venezuelan upheaval creates confusion in US enforcement actions

The Venezuelan National Assembly has removed interim leader Juan Guaidó and installed new leadership to take charge of its foreign assets – potentially creating confusion in the dozens of US enforcement proceedings where he had been recognised as the country’s legitimate president.

10 January 2023

Bruchou adds insolvency and disputes firepower

Argentine Elite firm Bruchou & Funes de Rioja has strengthened its disputes and restructuring groups by hiring a partner from local outfit Estudio Matta y Trejo.

05 January 2023

Chile’s Fleischmann & Román appoints partner with Lembeye hire

Chile’s Fleischmann & Román Abogados has recruited a senior associate from fellow Recommended outfit Lembeye Abogados as partner, strengthening its disputes and insolvency practice.

05 January 2023

Ecuador to pay Perenco arbitration award

Ecuador has agreed to pay Bahamian oil company Perenco its US$412 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) award to settle a long-running dispute over a tax on windfall revenues, while in a separate arbitration the state has been ordered to pay US$17 million to a Spanish-led consortium.

04 January 2023

Honduras hit with mega-claim over special economic zones

A US company has made good on its threat to file an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Honduras over plans to repeal special economic zones, seeking almost US$11 billion in damages.

03 January 2023

Payet Rey promotes four to partnership

Peruvian Elite firm Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados has added firepower to its dispute resolution, environmental and competition practices by promoting four practitioners to its senior rank.

22 December 2022

Bichara adds three partners and infrastructure practice

Brazilian law firm Bichara Advogados has hired a partner from Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados to lead its new infrastructure practice, while also promoting two lawyers to its senior rank and incorporating two consultants.

22 December 2022

Baker McKenzie promotes in Mexico and New York

Baker McKenzie LLP has promoted nine lawyers to partner across its five Mexican offices and elevated a Latin America-focused practitioner to its senior rank in New York.

21 December 2022

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