The firm tops the LACCA/Latin Lawyer ranking of law firms advising the 50 biggest banks 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 clauses and the key points to be taken into account when agreeing on them.
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.
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, 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.
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 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.
Roughly eighteen months ago, on June 14, 2021, Law 31112 came into force, which introduced merger control definitively in Peru, applicable across all the country's sectors of economic activity and markets; because until then it only existed for the electricity industry. Approximately a year and a half after its implementation, together with the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Peru, we prepared a detailed report with the balance of this period of activity.
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 capital investment bring a number of specific circumstances into play, as explained below, with specific examples from Latin America.
Regulations governing outsourcing in several countries in Latin America are hindering the use of this strategic option for companies in certain areas of business.