Dispute resolution clauses in energy projects in Latin AmericaIn 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 clauses and the key points to be taken into account when agreeing on them.
Challenges and new legislation in the labor field: How to tackle the trend towards reducing working hours and low productivity levels in Latin AmericaIn 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.
Company redomiciliation and alternatives for changing the jurisdiction of companies in Colombia, Chile, Mexico and PeruDuring 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 office to a different jurisdiction. This process, commonly known as “cross-border redomiciliation”, consists precisely of the act whereby a company decides to transfer its domicile abroad without first undergoing a liquidation process or a business reorganization such as an international spin-off or merger.
Latin America kicks off 2023 with new tax reforms on the horizonDuring 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, some Latin American countries experienced political changes, including some turbulence, that dictated the pace and the agenda of reforms in the fiscal sphere as well. In this document, our tax experts analyze the tax changes announced and enacted in 2022 in Chile, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Argentina and Uruguay.
Chile: Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Law moves forwardWith the issuance of Resolution 13 of 2023, the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Law of 2021 (Law 21305) is moving forward. This new resolution lists the companies that must actively manage their energy consumption and how it should be implemented.
Key differences between traditional M&As and venture capitalContracts 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 capital investment bring a number of specific circumstances into play, as explained below, with specific examples from Latin America.