They’re Having A Corruption Summit In South America. South Florida Should Tune In.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned as president of Peru in March because of a corruption scandal – just a month before he was supposed to host the Summit of the Americas this week in Lima.

International Arbitrators, Litigators Setting Themselves Apart

Florida attorneys concentrating in international litigation and arbitration can soon set themselves apart from local and national competition.

US Supreme Court Clarifies Standard of Review for Bankruptcy “Insiders”

In its second clarificatory ruling in the space of a week, the US Supreme Court has found that appeals courts should apply a “clear error” standard when reviewing bankruptcy court rulings that determine whether an individual is an “insider”.

Recoup From A Ponzi Past?

Woodbridge Group of Cos. in December made headlines from Southern California to South Florida after it filed for Chapter 11 protection and was subsequently sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly running a billion-dollar Ponzi scheme.

SDFL Adopts Guidelines For Cooperation On Int’l Bankruptcies

The Southern District of Florida’s bankruptcy court has adopted guidelines for communication and cooperation between courts in cross-border insolvency matters that practitioners say will help courts efficiently handle the increasing number of Chapter 15 cases filed in the region as its ties to Latin America continue to strengthen.

Sequor Attorneys chosen in Latinvex Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers

Latinvex recognizes the top foreign lawyers in Latin America Edward H. Davis, Jr. and Annette Escobar were named among Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers of 2018 by Latinvex. Those honored were evaluated on criteria such as recent track record on major deals and business, prominence of firm in Latin America, and rankings by third parties such as Chambers and […]

Chilean liquidator in alleged Ponzi case recognised in Australia

An Australian court has become the latest to recognise Chilean liquidation proceedings in what is alleged to be the South American state’s first major Ponzi scheme dismantling, following courts in the US, UK and Isle of Man.

Florida Bankruptcy Court Adopts JIN Guidelines

The Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Florida has ordered the adoption of the Judicial Insolvency Network’s (JIN) Guidelines on court-to-court communication and cooperation – making Florida the third US state to sign up to them.

Argentine Publisher Files for Chapter 15 Recognition in Florida to Access Citibank Account

One of the court-appointed liquidators of a “prominent” Argentine publishing company has filed for Chapter 15 recognition in Florida, in an effort to repatriate funds from a bank account held with Citibank in the US.

Marital Asset Recovery: ‘Wealth Managers’ Assist Unscrupulous Men in Defrauding Their Wives

Wealthy men are cheating on their wives—with their accountants and lawyers. They carry on these affairs in exotic locales known for banking secrecy and regulations that make it possible to hide billions of dollars in marital assets.