Latin America


    Dentons formalises Latin America links

    Global megafirm Dentons has concluded its tie-ups with two firms in Mexico and Columbia, formally establishing its presence in Latin America.


    Mossack Fonseca headquarters raided

    The headquarters of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca have been raided by police following a leak of more than 11 million documents that showed how wealthy people, including politicians and world leaders, used the firm to evade tax.


    DLA Piper pulls out of Venezuela

    The firm's Latin American presence has shrunk after ending its five-year relationship with Venezuelan outfit InterJuris.


    Garrigues launches Chilean office

    As part of its plans to expand in Latin America, Iberian firm Garrigues has announced a deal to integrate Chilean firm AvendaƱo Merino.


    Venezuela faces Argentina-style legal drama if it defaults

    Should plummeting oil prices force Venezuela's government to default on its debt, the lack of collective action clauses (CACs) on almost US$40bn worth of bonds could expose the oil-exporting country to a legal battle with holdout investors.


    Argentina attempts to end legal standoff with offer to US hedge funds

    Argentina's Finance Ministry yesterday said it will make an offer to US hedge funds later this month, in order to end a legal standoff that has locked the country out of global credit markets for more than a decade.


    Venezuelan Supreme Court upholds injunction over questionable Amazonas election result

    The Venezuelan Supreme Court (TSJ) officially suspended the swearing in of four new legislators last week, pending an investigation into potential voting irregularities in the state of Amazonas.


    Argentina seeks out second law firm for debt advice

    According to a source from the Argentina's economy ministry, the new government is searching for a second law firm to help resolve the country's long-standing battle with creditors suing it over its unpaid debt.


    Top former A&O partner charged in Petrobras probe

    The Allen & Overy partner who used to be head of its Dutch practice has been charged by the Brazilian Public Prosecutor's Office in relation to the long-running investigation into oil giant Petrobras.


    Dentons opens first Latin America offices through mergers

    The world's largest law firm says that it is establishing a 'physical presence ... in Latin America for the first time, with offices in two of the region's top four economies'.


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