Brazil resumes project to open the reinsurance sector

05 January 2006

Recent actions by the Brazilian government indicate a clear intention to open up the US$1.286 billion reinsurance market to free competition in the coming months. Marcelo V Rechtman, of Gaia Silva Rolim & Associados, outlines the path ahead.

The chemical marriage of Braskem

01 December 2005

The creation of Braskem in August 2002 was one of the most remarkable corporate restructurings to date in Brazil. Clare Bolton spoke to the company's legal director, Mauricio Ferro.

A day in the life of an enforcer

01 November 2005

Mariana Tavares de Araujo has become the international face for Brazil’s competition regime. Latin Lawyer asked her how her unique role had evolved.

Lean Green: Streamlining Peru's Environmental Framework

01 November 2005

Following an unusual impasse between Peru’s Congress and executive branch, the president of Congress has passed the General Environmental Act, which supersedes the Environmental and Natural Resources Code of 1990. Karim Kahatt, of De La Puente & Kahatt Abogados, explains how the new law could clear up some of the confusion in this area.

November Work/Life audit

01 November 2005

Francisco Ugarte, associate, corporate, M&A, and capital markets, Carey y Cía

Profitability and strategy: a bargain needn't be cheap

01 October 2005

In the first of six columns that will investigate the main strategic issues surrounding profitability in law firms, Norman K Clark, of Walker Clark LLC looks at pricing. Should you enter the price war and try to be the cheapest on the market, or are there good reasons for resisting the 'race to the bottom'?

Phoning it in

01 October 2005

Jonty Rushforth talks to Josie Jardim, Director of the Law Department at Motorola Industrial Ltda and previously of Promon Engenharia Ltda.

October Work/Life audit

01 October 2005

Miguel Del Pino, senior associate, corporate and competition practice group, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal

Challenges Ahead for TGS

01 October 2005

Fresh from implementing new government regulations, the next challenge for Transportadora De Gas Del Sur is the renegotiation of its license. But counsel Veronica Martinez Castro is upbeat about the company, and about Argentina's legal market.

How to get a Healthy Counsel

13 September 2005

Healthcare company Johnson & Johnson has operations throughout Latin American. General counsel Ricardo Alves Bastos looks for firms that work the 'J&J way', as he explains in our interview.