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Privacy in Latin America and the Caribbean

With the enactment or implementation of several new data privacy laws in the past couple of years, the privacy landscape in Latin America and the Caribbean continues to change dramatically. Twelve countries in the region now...more

Anti-Corruption Issues Spotlighted at the IBA Latin American Regional Forum Conference April 10, 2014

The perception of corruption in Latin America is a stigma that the counties are working to overcome. It’s no surprise that “Greasing Palms-Current Regulatory and Enforcement Trends in Anti-Corruption in Latin America” was a...more

Private Sector Investment Powering Mexico Solar Energy Sector

After the failure of subsidies in driving the solar markets of Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic, Mexico and a number of Latin American countries are planning to ensure the growth of their renewable markets through private...more

International Privacy - 2013 Year in Review - Central and South America

1. Costa Rica - On March 5, 2013, Costa Rica’s data protection law, originally passed in 2011, came into force. The law, the Ley Protección de la Persona frente al tratamiento de sus datos personales, Law...more

Political Trends in Latin American Oil: Mexico and Venezuela

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has responded to over a decade of declining oil and gas production with vocal support of reform of the Mexican energy sector. While the Mexican Constitution provides PEMEX a monopoly in...more

Devil's Isle Detail: An Overview of the Laws Regulating Bermuda's Marine Environment

The report is based on a pro bono survey provided to the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice in connection with its Coral Reef Project. The objective of the Coral Reef Project is to produce a best practices...more

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime 2014 - An Overview of Business Crime in Latin America

Latin America’s “Culture of Corruption” - The notion that there is a “culture of corruption” in Latin America has led some writers to note that decades of unstable economies and turbulent politics in the region have...more

Colombia issues tax havens list: 4 things to note for those doing business in Colombia

Colombia has issued its list of tax havens – an act that will negatively impact the tax effects of doing business in Colombia from or through any of these tax haven jurisdictions. The Tax Havens list was issued under...more

Capital Thinking: International

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity - Budget and the Debt Ceiling Debate - With no congressional consensus on a bill to fund the U.S. federal government for FY 2014, on Tuesday, October 1, the U.S....more

Doing Business In Latin America: Does Your Local Supplier Have Best Practices In Place So That Your Company Can Avoid Liability...

Imagine yourself the CEO of a successful multinational company. In the past few years, you have overseen ACME’s expansion into Latin America – a market whose demographic profile holds the promise of mouthwatering profits for...more

An Overview of the Mexican Legal Market for Foreign Firms

Investor attention is turning somewhat away from the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) in recent months because their economies haven’t been growing as swiftly as they had been in years past. The four countries that are...more

Broker-Dealers Cross Into FCPA Territory

The recent prosecution of two registered broker-dealers and a Venezuelan government official for FCPA violations underscores a point I often make – nothing good ever happens when the government has a reason to look around in...more

DOJ Turns FCPA Spotlight on Financial Services Sector as Enforcement Efforts in Latin America Continue

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the indictment of two employees of a U.S. broker-dealer, Direct Access Partners, and a senior official in Venezuela’s state economic development bank, Banco de...more

Privacy in Latin America

Originally published in Privacy & Security Law Report on January 7, 2013. The privacy landscape in Latin America is undergoing significant changes. With the enactment or implementation of laws in Colombia, Costa Rica,...more

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