02 December 2016
Brazil’s formulaic transfer pricing rules may result in double taxation for companies if it does not embrace OECD recommendations, heard delegates at the debut Latin Lawyer Tax Summit, held in Miami on 9 November.
30 November 2016
The Panama Papers have sped up government anti-tax evasion measures, dramatically reducing clients’ offshore options and shifting customer due diligence to the legal profession, heard delegates at the inaugural Latin Lawyer Tax Summit, held earlier this month in Miami.
29 November 2016
Lawyers and bankers praised Colombia’s massive fourth generation (4G) infrastructure programme for bringing international sponsors and banks into the country, but criticised the contracts awarded for being overly complex at Latin Lawyer’s 4th Annual Regional Project Finance Summit held in Washington, DC, two weeks ago.
25 November 2016
BEPS-inspired tax reform and other anti-avoidance measures are creating considerable uncertainty in parts of Latin America’s M&A market, but OECD stalwart Mexico has reformed its system without chaotic results, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer inaugural Tax Summit, held on 9 November.
24 November 2016
Chile has slashed energy prices by introducing new power-purchase agreements (PPAs) that have encouraged renewable power players to enter the market, but the government must do more to promote funding for gas-fired power stations, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 4th Annual Regional Project Finance Summit in Washington, DC last week.
21 November 2016
Argentina has succeeded in making projects under a new renewables programme bankable, but financial backers must still bear considerable long-term political risk, said lawyers at Latin Lawyer’s 4th Annual Project Finance Summit in Washington, DC on Thursday.
18 November 2016
Efforts by countries to facilitate the global exchange of tax information are draining multinational companies’ in-house resources as the cost of non-compliance rises, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s inaugural Tax Summit, held last week in Miami.
14 November 2016
Brazilian enforcers are exploring which investigative methods deployed in Operation Car Wash can be used in the country’s other corruption probes, a Brasília prosecutor says.
10 November 2016
General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAARs) present in several Latin American countries create commercial uncertainty and are open to tax authority abuse, because the scope of their application against aggressive tax planning is too broad, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s inaugural Tax Summit, held yesterday in Miami.
07 November 2016
Panellists at Latin Lawyer and Global Investigation Review’s 4th Annual Anti-corruption Conference discussed what steps companies need to take in M&A due diligence processes to protect themselves from nasty surprises down the line, and why third-party agents are such a cause for concern.
03 November 2016
Antitrust law needs a significant overhaul to allow Argentina’s National Commission for the Defense of Competition to achieve greater success, commissioner Pablo Trevisan said on Friday.
02 November 2016
Corporate counsel must implement compliance processes that go beyond the letter of the law if they want to encourage a business culture that truly protects companies from the risk of corporate misconduct, agreed panellists during Latin Lawyer and Global Investigation Review’s 4th Annual Anti-corruption Conference.