The firm continues to bolster its Latin American offering with the addition of a new partner, Carolina Camacho, who will take charge of the labor law department in Bogotá.
In an earlier edition of our Latin American Viewpoints newsletter (see here), we analyzed the main provisions applicable to notification of mergers and acquisitions in Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico. In this second part, we examine a few transactional and strategic elements that might be useful in these jurisdictions, in light of the competition legislation in each of them.
The pandemic, the global economic climate, and the political situation in Latin America have changed the course of real estate investment in the region. The new scenario has seen a rise in alternative mechanisms for the industry's assets. In this article we look at the main new developments observed in Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru.
Social infrastructure projects are booming in Latin America. Certain innovative tools such as public-private associations (or alliances) are becoming more relevant as an increasingly attractive option to materialize such projects, by guaranteeing the efficiency and quality of the hospitals, roads and education centers, etc. delivered. We provide details on the current situation and future prospects of social infrastructure in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
NPL transactions continued in the first quarter of 2022. Spain and Portugal were the most active jurisdictions with our Madrid, Barcelona and Lisbon offices playing a leading role.
The pandemic has put infrastructure contracts with private companies, usually for lengthy terms, to the test. We take a look at the legislation in Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Chile from the standpoint of unforeseen events and more specifically of the COVID-19 outbreak.
After 2020 when Latin American governments, like the rest of the world, focused on tackling the health crisis and economically shoring up the sectors that were hardest hit by the necessary business restrictions, 2021 presented an opportunity to rebalance weakened public finances without detracting from the slow but steady recovery in those countries. In this document, our tax experts analyze the tax changes announced and enacted in 2021 in Chile, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Argentina and Uruguay.
The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted on processing times for cases before the civil courts in Latin America. It has also had the effect, however, of accelerating a modernization of the proceedings conducted before these courts. Before the health crisis, these proceedings were generally processed by way of hardcopy documents and required the lawyers, parties and third parties to appear in person, without involving the use of technology enabling more efficient and swifter processing, which has long been an integral part of commercial arbitration proceedings. Below we take a look at the changes experienced in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.