Features

Changes to Mexican tax legislation

31 January 2008

Mexico has introduced a set of changes to its tax laws which could have significant impact on businesses and investments. Manuel Sainz, partner at Chévez, Ruiz, Zamarripa y Cía SC, details the amendments

'Inflated' orders in Chilean IPOs

29 January 2008

The mechanism for buying shaes in an IPO is causing orders to be artificially inflated, damaging small investors. Fernando Eyzaguirre Salas and Alejandro Rubilar Camurri, legal counsel at Citigroup in Chile, propose changes to avoid this issue

Competition in Chile

24 January 2008

Enrique Vergara is Chile’s national economic prosecutor, the country’s chief antitrust enforcer. Clare Bolton talked to him about his role and the particular challenges facing Chile

Competition in Chile

22 January 2008

A new Chilean antitrust bill should heal a rift between the country's antitrust enforcers and its Supreme Court. Clare Bolton reports and interviews Enrique Vergara, head of the competition agency, about his role and plans for the future

DR-CAFTA report card

15 January 2008

In the second of our three-part special on DR-CAFTA, Christian Leathley of Clifford Chance LLP outlines the process and the protection it offers investors

DR-CAFTA report card

10 January 2008

In the first of a three-part special on the DR-CAFTA, leading practitioners from the region discuss the implementation and effects of the agreement so far

Bovespa shows the way

08 January 2008

As a successful year for Brazil’s capital markets draw to an end, Rosie Cresswell speaks to the country’s capital markets lawyers about Bovespa’s IPO and surviving the global credit crunch

Supermarket sweep

03 January 2008

As Chile’s leading supermarket chain, Cencosud, enters Brazil, Rosie Cresswell talks to the lawyers who worked on the acquisition about the company’s latest step towards becoming regional leader

New antitrust law in Uruguay

13 December 2007

Juan Manuel Mercant of Guyer & Regules outlines the new law

The Latin American hedge fund boom

11 December 2007

The use of offshore jurisdictions has been key to the boom in hedge funds in Latin America. Martin Litwak of Ogier and Agustina Cello Zambrano of RSG Group detail the legal framework