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 European Central Bank (ECB) plans to announce shortly whether it will launch a design and creation project for a digital euro, something which, as the institution itself has said, would have an immense impact. We need to know therefore what the digital euro would be legally and what implications it could have for many parties in the financial system and in particular for banks and other financial institutions.
In the context of the measures that have been adopted by the Portuguese Government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Decree-Law no. 22-A/2021 was published on 17 March 2021.
Spain’s Strategic Projects for Economic Transformation and Recovery (PERTEs) could bring a considerable wave of projects in Spain. They are a new public-private partnership device appearing in the recent legislation on the Spanish Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan and to be funded by subsidies and loans from the European Recovery Mechanism (Next Generation EU), which in Spain's case are estimated to amount to €140,0000 million. Professionals practicing in projects and in the particular area of project finance should keep track of how they are taken forward and evolve.
The various pieces of legislation published during the state of emergency, together with the statements by registrars and by the CNMV, have created a new exceptional regime governing numerous aspects of commercial companies. With the end of the state of emergency it becomes necessary to analyze the impact that the lifting of the declaration will have on the validity period of the various rules that have been approved.
Andalucía has introduced a new legal regime for tourist accommodation in order to boost a sector that has suffered from the consequences of the pandemic Among the measures adopted, it is worth to highlight the new classification system; recovery of the ‘Grand Luxe’ rating; the possibility to use certain types of establishments, including student residences, temporarily as tourist accommodation; a new definition of tourist accommodation contract; or the inclusion of hostels as hotel establishments.
Preparation of financial statements and corporate income tax, recommencement of time periods, remote trials, gradual return to workplaces, insolvency proceedings and compliance with criminal law
Royal Decree-Law 19/2020 states that the three-month time period for preparing financial statements and other documents required by law will start to run from June 1, 2020, and reduces the time period for approving financial statements to two months running from the end of the time period for their preparation. In keeping with the new time periods for preparation and approval of the financial statements, it is allowed to file a second corporate income tax self-assessment until November 30, 2020. Additionally, amendments are introduced to the rules on tax deferrals for small and medium-sized companies and the self-employed along with a new stamp tax exemption; and a later date has been determined for publication of the list of delinquent tax payers.
On May 15, the Ministry of Energy of Mexico (SENER) published in the evening edition of the Official Gazette of the Federation an executive order issuing the new Policy towards the Reliability, Safety, Continuity and Quality of the National Electric System (the Policy), substituting the reliability policy issued on February 2017.