Features

Fundamental reform

21 December 2016

The Colombian government recently introduced into Congress a tax reform bill that calls for a major update to the country’s entire tax system. The bill includes 311 sections that represent substantial amendments to important features, which would change the tax landscape for foreign investors, individuals and domestic corporations. Posse Herrera Ruiz partner Felipe Aroca and associate Juan David Velasco explain

Brave new world

20 December 2016

Managing partners of Colombia’s leading firms discuss how the Pacific Alliance is shaping their strategies, the growing threat of the Big Four accounting firms and keeping hold of millennials. 

Walls or bridges?

Walls or bridges?

19 December 2016

Vincent Manancourt talks to US trade lawyers about what a Trump presidency may mean for Latin America

Arrested development

19 December 2016

Few can deny that Colombia’s rise over the past 20 years has been meteoric. But lawyers complain that high taxes, corrupt courts and truculent local communities threaten to bridle the country’s continued development. Vincent Manancourt reports

Sunshine after the rain

08 December 2016

Heloisa Ferreira Andrade Scaramucci and Roberta Aronne of TozziniFreire Advogados believe that there are opportunities to be had in Brazil’s power sector for investors that take a long-term view and look past the country’s crisis

Hard graft

Hard graft

06 December 2016

The IBA’s new president, David W Rivkin, talks to Vincent Manancourt about his plan to battle corruption in judiciaries across the world, having just returned from a trip to Argentina and Chile

An interview with Alejandra Palacios Prieto

An interview with Alejandra Palacios Prieto

05 December 2016

Alejandra Palacios Prieto was appointed chairwoman of Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) in September 2013 for a four-year term. Currently the only woman on the seven-member board of commissioners, Palacios sat down with Alex Wilts in Mexico City to discuss gender equality in Mexico’s competition law sector.

Letting the sunshine in

Letting the sunshine in

05 December 2016

After more than a decade in not-so-splendid isolation, Argentina’s government is implementing an ambitious programme of political, economic and legislative reform aimed at boosting foreign and domestic investment. Joe Rowley led a roundtable of managing partners from the country’s leading law firms to find out what impact this is having on the legal market.

A lesser-known, yet powerful tool

03 November 2016

After the Panama Papers, the US government has increased its enforcement and sanction efforts, making use of the little-known Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons list. Jones Day partners Eric Snyder and D Grayson Yeargin, and associate Lindsey Nelson explain why appearing on the list can have devastating consequences

Associate viewpoint

Associate viewpoint

03 November 2016

Christian Chávez Verástegui of Miranda & Amado Abogados talks about his life-long love of law and playing a pivotal role in bringing down the price of beer