The Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) advances the use of arbitration and mediation by companies and individuals involved in technology and technology-related business disputes. One resource it provides is a peer-vetted list of exceptionally qualified arbitrators and mediators in the U.S. and globally with substantial experience and skill in the technology sector. At present, the list only contains 35 individuals and appears at http://siliconvalleyarbitration.org/techlist/.
The Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY) is one of the oldest and largest Asian American Bar Associations in the country and is an affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).
The loan was reported in The Latin Lawyer. Partners Michael Hagan and David Camerini and associate Eric Fidel in New York advised the Favorita Group, a leading Ecuadorean company in the fruit sector and in other product areas, in obtaining a USD $102 million syndicated loan to retire short-term debt and expand operations. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (Bladex) acted as arranger, bookrunner, agent and lender in the deal. The lending syndicate led by Bladex included an additional ten major regional financial institutions.
Theo Cheng was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) at the organization’s most recent Annual Meeting. Mr. Cheng is an arbitrator and mediator on the AAA’s Roster of Neutrals and has long served as an arbitrator and mediator on other private and court rosters.
U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, delivered opening remarks at a reception sponsored by the Firm in partnership with the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, the Brazil-U.S. Business Council, the Brazilian Embassy, AmCham Brasil, the Brazil Industries Coalition and APEX Brasil in Washington D.C. More than 30 Brazilian companies that participated in the Select USA Summit from a variety of sectors, including, food & agriculture, pharmaceuticals, financial services, aerospace, retail and technology, among others, as well as Brazilian industry groups such as FIESP (the São Paulo State Federation of Industries) attended the reception.