Features

A postcard from the EU: April

04 May 2006

The EU has ambitious plans to create a European-Latin American free trade area by 2010. Alin Stanescu, of The Centre in Brussels, explores the pathway and notes key gains - and targets - for the telecommunications sector.

The Newcomer

27 April 2006

Maria Julia Aybar Solis has recently moved to Peru LNG, a company formed for Peru's LNG export project. Clare Bolton asked her about the move.

Remote Communications and Privilege

27 April 2006

This month Latin Lawyer’s regular ethics column turns to privilege, an issue that highlights the divide between civil and common law. We asked our readers for their thoughts.

Moving the world

13 April 2006

In the sixth of his columns looking at the drivers of law firm productivity, Norman Clark, of Walker Clark LLC, explains how leverage can dramatically improve your profits per partner.

Brazil: Edging closer to investment-grade status

06 April 2006

In February, Brazil announced measures to exempt foreign investors from income tax on their earnings from treasury bonds and other securities. Marcelo Rechtman, of Gaia Silva Rolim & Associados, explains the changes and their effect on foreign investors.

Colombia-US FTA: miracles can happen

06 April 2006

Colombia and the US signed a free-trade agreement in February. Francisco Urrutia, of Posse, Herrera & Ruiz in Bogotá, explains how victory was snatched from the jaws of defeat, and what remains to be done.

April Work Life Audit

06 April 2006

Miguel Velutini, associate at Rodríguez & Mendoza, Venezuela

Catch 2002: Why Sarbanes-Oxley might be unethical for Brazilian lawyers

30 March 2006

New SEC regulations stemming from Sarbanes- Oxley require lawyers to report any violation of US securities law. But this might clash with Brazil’s Code of Ethics for lawyers, creating a dilemma for local attorneys. Marcelo Godke Veiga, head of international and corporate practice at Siqueira Castro Advogados in São Paulo, details the conundrum.

March Work/Life Audit

30 March 2006

Pamela Ortega Correa, Coronel & Pérez Abogados, Ecuador

Peru’s FTA: Where other Andeans failed to tread

16 March 2006

Why has Peru succeeded where other Andean nations have so far failed? Maria del Carmen Tovar, of Estudio Echecopar , explains how the country’s legal framework has enabled a smoother path to an FTA with the US than its neighbours are having.