Latin American Viewpoints - July 2021
The different jurisdictions in the Latin American region are proposing new regulatory schemes on 'fintech' matters. In this article we analyze the main regulatory trends in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Brazil.
Software as a Service (SaaS): a challenge posed by highly complex tax rules in a digital and interconnected world
Software as a Service or SaaS, which allows remote technological support to be offered across borders, raises various questions in tax matters in an interconnected world. In this article, Garrigues tax experts analyze the tax treatment of SaaS in different Latin American countries, in a graphic and simplified way.
Andean Community arbitrators need to request a preliminary interpretation in order to apply community laws
The Andean Community Court of Justice (Tribunal de Justicia de la Comunidad Andina or TJCA) has clarified the cases in which arbitrators can request a “preliminary interpretation” (interpretación prejudicial) in the arbitration proceedings they conduct. They are required to establish, create or apply a statutory principle for the interpretation of Andean legislation in order to settle a dispute submitted for arbitration. The TJCA issued this clarification in a decision handed down in proceeding 01-IP-2021, published in the Official Gazette of the Cartagena Agreement (Gaceta Oficial del Acuerdo de Cartagena) of May 6, 2021.
Transactions with non-performing loans (NPLs) started to take off in the second quarter of 2021, especially in Spain and Portugal. The gradual fading in the European Union of the health impact of COVID-19, combined with the progress made in vaccinations, have allowed various “sleeping” transactions to be brought back into motion and new transactions to be closed between the first and second quarters of 2021.
Companies competing in the same market must analyze whether a possible alliance between them is in compliance with the country’s antitrust legislation. To do so, they should bear a number of factors in mind which could be anti-competitive or which, on the contrary, could generate enhancements or efficiencies under the agreement. We analyze below all key points in relation to this type of transaction in Colombia.
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