On January 22, an environmental protection bill came before the Chilean Congress that would set stiffer penalties for environmental crimes and grant the Chilean environmental authority more oversight and prosecution powers.a
Now that the amendments to the implementing regulations for the Peruvian Government Contracts Law have been published, the countdown starts for the entry into force of the law’s new provisions.
The proposed amendment includes important changes to the systems regarding notification of administrative acts, time barring of administrative disciplinary proceedings, ex officio nullity of acts and validity of enabling instruments, among other highly relevant aspects of Public Administration/citizen dealings.
A new General Law on Sustainable Forestry Development was enacted, entering into force on June 6, 2018.
The Ministry of Energy published the General Administrative Rules on Social Impact Assessment of Projects in the Energy Sector (“Rules”). The Rules set forth requirements for drafting and filing an Assessment report, as well as the procedure for the issuance of a Resolution and Recommendations.
The new Public Sector Contracts Law came into force last Friday March 9. This law makes an important step forward in relation to government contracts and in all things related to procurement procedures.
The analysis of the most relevant characteristics of the text in relation to these new developments and their impact were the central theme of the conference which Garrigues organized in the auditorium of the corporate headquarters in Madrid .
March 9 will see the entry into force of the new Public Sector Contracts Act transposing to the Spanish legal system the directives with which the European Union aims to establish a more efficient and transparent framework for public contracting, and improved economic conditions for governments.