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5 Legal Trends in Latin America for 2018

On April 24, 2018, panelists from Colombia, Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela discussed expected legal, economic and political trends in Latin America for 2018. The event was hosted by the International Section of the Georgia Bar...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker - May 2018

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ARGENTINA - AGRICULTURE - Chamber of Deputies Bill No. 1344-D-2018, Establishing minimum environmental protection measures for the traceability of agrochemicals. CLIMATE CHANGE - Senate Bill No. 410/18, Promoting...more

More (Chinese) Money, More Problems: Will Increased Chinese Investment In Latin America Have Unintended Consequences?

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Data from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean reveals that Chinese foreign direct investment to the region increased from a total of $5 billion during the timeframe from 1990-2009 to an average of $10...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

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Welcome to the new format of the Tracker! Because many of our readers have interests in a wide variety of environmental fields, we have expanded our coverage. While we will no longer be including summaries, we will now...more

Investment Arbitration in Latin America: Elections, Trade Agreements, and the ICSID

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In November 2017, S&P Global Ratings declared Venezuela in default after it failed to make a $200 million coupon payment on its sovereign bonds. Many saw this coming. Since 2014, the country has been mired in a recession that...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - March 2018 #2

Trump Advisers Fervently Defend Tariffs (Unless They Change, That Is) - "The White House continued to sow uncertainty about the stiff tariffs President Trump said he would impose on steel and aluminum imports as key...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

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This month’s tracker reflects key initiatives from January 16 – February 15, 2018. Greetings! As we move into the new year, look for changes in this space! We will be responding to client needs and requests to include...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

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This month’s tracker reflects key initiatives from December 16, 2017 – January 15, 2018. Notwithstanding the holidays, Latin American countries continued their focus on sustainability and the environment with heavy...more

The Belt and Road Initiative in 2018

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative (also known as the "One Belt One Road" initiative) was first introduced by President Xi Jinping in September and October 2013. As the initiative has developed over the last 4 years, we have...more

Natural Disasters in Latin America: A Look Back at 2017

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2017 saw approximately USD 330 billion in losses from natural disasters worldwide, of which around USD 135 billion were insured, according to a Munich Re report. It was the second costliest year on record, only surpassed by...more

Latin America year in review 2017

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Our Latin America practice has exceeded even our own ambitious objectives in 2017, with our client service footprint reflecting the strongest economic features of the region: finance, life sciences, energy and mining,...more

Compliance as a Valuable Tool for Avoiding Enforcement Action in Mexico and Latin America

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The Recent Focus on Corruption in Mexico - On July 19, 2017, the General Law of Administrative Responsibilities (GLAR) went into effect in Mexico, making it a “serious administrative offense” for individuals and companies...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

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Happy New Year! With the close of 2017, Latin America ushered in a range of significant initiatives. Brazil proposed lead limits in paints and similar coating materials consistent with current U.N. recommendations. Chile has...more

Year in Review: Top 5 Foreign Market Developments in 2017

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Here are our picks for the top-five most significant foreign market developments in the world of biosimilars in 2017...more

Latin America Dispute Resolution Update – The Latest Developments in Cross-Border Disputes Involving the US and Latin America

NAFTA’s Future Looks Increasingly Uncertain - The United States, Mexico and Canada have now completed the fifth round of negotiations concerning the renegotiation of NAFTA, and the future of the treaty is looking...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

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This month’s tracker reflects key initiatives from October 16, 2017 – November 15, 2017. This month brings us a heavy environmental regulatory agenda in Latin America. Brazil aimed to close loopholes on take-back...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition - November 2017

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This newsletter provides a snapshot of the principal US and selected international governance and securities law developments during the third quarter of 2017 that may be of interest to Latin American corporations and...more

5 Key Takeaways-What You Need to Know in the US and Latin America About Franchising and IP

Kilpatrick Townsend Partner Marc Lieberstein, Co-Chair of the firm’s Retail & Consumer Goods Industry Team and member of the Firm’s Latin American Focus Group, recently joined other thought-leaders on an international panel...more

Is the Relationship With Regulators in Latin America Still “One-To-One

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Insurance regulations can influence the results of a business to the point of either facilitating an endeavor or making it hardly viable. Traditionally, insurers and reinsurers dealt with Latin American regulators on a...more

Red Notice Newsletter - October 2017

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – Global Compliance Overhaul for SAP as DOJ and SEC Investigate Payments Allegedly Related to South African Government Contracts – On October 26, 2017, German software company SAP SE...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

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Latin America continues to progress toward environmental sustainability goals as 2017 nears its end. Argentina proposes potable water and sanitation as legal human rights. Brazil moves forward on a number of waste...more

Rules of Professional Conduct Applying to Latin American Attorneys

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International insurers and reinsurers are likely to retain legal services from local attorneys in 29 Latin American countries. Consumers of legal services in Latin America often question whether the rules of professional...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

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Latin America continues its march towards sustainability, ushering forth a spate of new bills related to chemicals and packaging. Argentina moves forward with an EPR bill for tires. Brazil proposes major new initiatives that...more

The proposed US tax reform: repatriation alternatives for multinationals operating in Latin America

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The proposed US tax reform may incentivize multinational companies that have made investments in Latin America to pursue repatriation alternatives such as dividend distributions and capital reduction. However, the...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

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This month’s tracker reflects key initiatives from July 16, 2017 – August 15, 2017. Our thoughts are with our clients, friends, and neighbors who continue to struggle with the ongoing effects of Hurricane...more

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