Features

The calm before the storm

29 October 2008

Four days before Lehman Brothers collapsed and Merrill Lynch was sold, the Latin American counsel from some of New York’s largest banks took time out to report on the region’s prospects from their perspective. Clare Bolton asked the questions

Winning the digital race

22 October 2008

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP partner Daniel Schnapp and associate Matthew Syrkin examine the current trends and challenges in Latin America’s expanding digital media sector

Chile - a renewed path to energy autonomy

20 October 2008

The answer to Chile’s energy shortage could lie in the country’s own varied landscape, argue Allen Miller, partner and co-head of the Latin America practice, and associate Patricia Silberman, of Chadbourne & Parke LLP

...but integration problems?

09 October 2008

In-house counsel in Costa Rica and the Central American region discuss the problems with commercial integration over a second roundtable in San José

A regional solution?

08 October 2008

Central America is on the cusp of a type of international integration unseen anywhere else in the region - but with such clear political and economic differences between the countries, how real is this integration? We convened a roundtable of the region's law firm managing partners to help us find out

REITs in Latin America

07 October 2008

Property may seem a high-risk investment these days, but Latin America is the new frontier for real estate investment trusts, argues former IFC counsel and senior partner of Argentine law firm Pastoriza Eviner Cangueiro Ruiz Buljevich Abogados, Esteban Buljevich, along with partner Celina Penovi and senior associate Juan Matias Etchegoin.

US rescue packages and their Argentine precedents

26 September 2008

Eugenio Andrea Bruno, a partner in Nicholson y Cano Abogados, describes how the legal vehicles being used by the US government to allieviate current market turmoil contain precedents in the Argentine crisis of 2002

Preparing Peru

18 September 2008

Peru has overhauled swathes of its legislative framework to prepare for its FTA with the US, expected to come into force in January 2009. Partners Juan Antonio Egüez and Carlos A Patrón of Payet, Rey, Cauvi Abogados overview the main changes

Tuning in to combating music piracy in Chile

01 September 2008

New laws to combat music piracy are a step in the right direction, but do not go far enough to protect rights holders, argues Juan Cristóbal Guzmán of Albagli Zaliasnik Abogados

The Texans are coming

22 July 2008

The logic of a Texas-based Latin America practice go far beyond energy and Mexico, we found at a roundtable with the heads of practice there