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What Lies Beneath: The Cultural Iceberg Effect in Negotiation in Latin America

by Zelle LLP on

American anthropologist Edward Hall has compared culture to an iceberg. While a few aspects are visible above the surface, a larger portion lays hidden below, with deep-seated assumptions and social beliefs which comprise the...more

Pre-Trial Proceedings Swirling in Latin America: Claim Resolution Facilitation or Additional Pre-Suit Condition

by Zelle LLP on

Pre-suit proceedings have become increasingly popular in Latin American jurisdictions. These proceedings economize on cost, time and resources making it a more attractive venue for resolving disputes. As a result, knowledge...more

Boletín Mensual de Comercio Internacional: Marzo

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Información con énfasis en la Regulación Comercial y de Arbitraje Internacional - Durante el mes de marzo destacan los siguientes temas: Comercio, Acceso, Propiedad Intelectual, Inversión Extranjera, Arbitraje -...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

This month, Latin American countries sustain their pace issuing progressive environmental measures, and the Region continues to emerge as a global leader on sustainability issues. Product recycling requirements matured...more

Transportation Risks in Latin America: the Importance of Infrastructure

by Zelle LLP on

Cargo capacity and operation techniques have changed dramatically over time. Containers and “intermodalism” now allow cargo to be carried with minimum interruption by ships, trucks and/or trains. To boost efficiency, there...more

Increase in Energy Industry Losses in Latin America

by Zelle LLP on

Recent studies in the insurance industry have shown that the fall in oil prices has historically led to an increase in claims in refineries and petrochemical plants. The 2016 Marsh report, in relation to the 100 claims...more

Fighting Insurance Fraud in Latin America

by Zelle LLP on

Though they are a minority, fraudulent claims can amount to very significant sums of money, causing insurers to re-think their business practices and take action to mitigate the negative impact resulting from fraud. ...more

"Key Takeaways: Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities in China-Latin America Investment"

On February 6, 2017, Skadden hosted the webinar “Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities in China-Latin America Investment.” Topics of discussion included the increasing importance of Chinese investment in Latin...more

Reserving Claims in Latin America

by Zelle LLP on

Determining reserve amounts can be a daunting task. The process can be affected by various obstructing factors. Here are a few items that may affect the determination and posting of reserves for Latin American losses. ...more

Vendor Management Programs – Putting Together Your Dream Team

by Zelle LLP on

Insurance professionals are the recipients of added pressures to streamline processes in an effort to maximize results. Nowhere is this more palpable than in Latin American where the way “it is has always been done”...more

Matt Ellis-The FCPA in Latin America

by Thomas Fox on

When I received my copy, my first thought was that, finally, it’s about time for this book to come out. Then I read it and realized I was glad he put so much time into it. I am referring to Matt Ellis’ new book The FCPA in...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

This month’s tracker reflects key initiatives from November 16-December 15, 2016. Happy New Year! As 2016 ended, Latin America continued its focus on sustainability issues and renewable energy policies, spurred in large...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

This month’s tracker reflects key initiatives from October 16 - November 15, 2016. During this last reporting period, key developments include: - Argentina’s congress proposes a spate of new initiatives to govern wastes...more

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for October 2016

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month, with links to primary...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

This month’s tracker reflects key initiatives from September 16 – October 15, 2016. Initiatives to reduce and manage packaging wastes appear to be gaining traction, particularly in Argentina, which enacted a new...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition - October 2016

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

This newsletter provides a snapshot of the principal US and selected global governance and securities law developments during the third quarter of 2016 that may be of interest to Latin American corporations and financial...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

This month’s tracker reflects key initiatives from August 16 – September 15, 2016. Climate change legislation predominates in this report, with Argentina, Brazil and Mexico all ratifying the Paris Agreement, Colombia...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 272 Miller & Chevalier 2016 Latin America Survey [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, I visit with Matt Ellis, a partner at Miller & Chevalier on the firm's 2016 Latin America Survey around corruption, compliance and enforcement in Latin America. ...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition, August 2016

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

This newsletter provides a snapshot of the principal US and selected global governance and securities law developments during the second quarter of 2016 that may be of interest to Latin American corporations and financial...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

This month’s tracker reflects key initiatives from June 16 - July 15, 2016. Brazil’s proposal to establish the region’s first comprehensive chemical regulatory program is the top story of this issue. Elsewhere, Chile...more

The Workplace is Not Immune: Guidance for Employers on the Zika Virus Outbreak

On April 22, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) jointly issued new guidance aimed at protecting workers from occupational exposure to the...more

International Investment Arbitration in Latin America: Year in Review 2015

by Bryan Cave on

International investment arbitration – also known as investment treaty arbitration or investor-State arbitration – is a procedure whereby foreign investors may seek a binding adjudication of claims against host States that...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition, May 2016

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

US DEVELOPMENTS - SEC and NYSE/Nasdaq Developments - FAST Act Amends JOBS Act and Creates New Exemption for Resales of Restricted Securities - On 4 December 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

This month’s tracker reflects key initiatives from March 15 - April 15, 2016. Latin America continues to focus on product stewardship initiatives covering a host of issues. This month we see new green-marketing...more

Latin American countries focus on new legislation around tax and transfer pricing – independence limitations in Ecuador

by DLA Piper on

A recent report published by the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) calculated that Latin American countries have lost more than US$98 billion in tax revenues simply due to...more

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