Taking off the blinkers

05 March 2008

The Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas launched in North America at the end of January. Clare Bolton attended to find out how Latin America is accepting the initiative

At the tipping point

04 March 2008

The size and international experience of today’s legal profession in the Dominican Republic is helping change the island’s reputation for poor legal advice, finds Clare Bolton

An Englishman in Miami

03 March 2008

James Segal, regional counsel for Latin America and the Caribbean for drinks company Diageo, talks to Clare Bolton

The aftermath of Tupi

21 February 2008

The discovery of up to eight billion barrels of oil and natural gas under the Brazilian seabed has started discussions on whether to update the country’s oil law. Godofredo Mendes Vianna of Law Offices Carl Kincaid (Mendes Vianna Advogados Associados) reports

Lighting up the Amazon

19 February 2008

Negotiating a deal to operate a power plant in the Amazon is no easy task. Rosie Cresswell talks to the legal teams that helped Madeira Energia manage it.

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