Antitrust damages actions in Latin America: on the path to the European model?
We look at the progress made in relation to damages actions for infringements of competition law in Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Chile.
Latin American Viewpoints - April 2023
Infrastructure projects in the energy sector do not stop growing in Latin America and, with it, the possibility of disputes arising. We analyze the dispute resolution clauses and the key points to take into account when agreeing to them.
Dispute resolution clauses in energy projects in Latin America
In recent years, the number of infrastructure projects in the energy sector in Latin American countries has increased, and therefore, the possibility of disputes arising relating to them. In this article we discuss primarily dispute resolution…
Challenges and new legislation in the labor field: How to tackle the trend towards reducing working hours and low productivity levels in Latin America
In this article we look at the current working hours and those under discussion in Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico, and their implications on productivity levels.
Latin America kicks off 2023 with new tax reforms on the horizon
During 2022, the shock of the pandemic began to recede. Following a period in which Latin American governments focused on the delicate balance required to address the sectors hit the hardest by the health crisis without sacrificing fiscal discipline…
Company redomiciliation and alternatives for changing the jurisdiction of companies in Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru
During the development and operation of multinational enterprises, in some cases and for a number of reasons (strategic, market, risk, among others), they are faced with the need to explore alternatives for changing or transferring their registered…
Colombia: Constitutional Court declares articles 66, 67 and 68 of Law No 2195/2022 unconstitutional
On March 27th Colombia’s Constitutional Court issued a press release, in connection with the D-14851 process, declaring the unconstitutionality of articles 66 (incentives relating to leniency programs) and 67 and 68 (new sanctioning…
Key differences between traditional M&As and venture capital
Contracts for mergers and acquisitions mainly look to spread the risk between the buyer and seller and to regulate shareholder relations within the company. The same occurs with venture capital, but the differences between traditional and venture…
Labor law and outsourcing: increased restrictions on this means of hiring personnel
Regulations governing outsourcing in several countries in Latin America are hindering the use of this strategic option for companies in certain areas of business.
Freight rail projects in Colombia: Here are the risk allocation principles
In recent years rail projects in Colombia have received a boost, in an attempt to reduce costs and times in logistics chains, among other benefits brought by a reactivation of the sector. This led to new legislation on a range of topics. In this…
Evolution of non-traditional project finance in Latin America
In recent years, project finance has gained in importance for funding private projects across a range of industries in Latin America. Due to presenting a number of advantages in its structure, this new mechanism has replaced typical corporate…
Latin America Viewpoints - October 2022