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Updated: LACCA and Latin Lawyer's covid-19 information hub

Updated: LACCA and Latin Lawyer's covid-19 information hub Credit: Shutterstock.com/jo.pix

In response to the unprecedented impact of covid-19, LACCA and Latin Lawyer have launched a free-to-view and regularly updated information hub. Read about legislation and official communications issued by governments across Latin America in response to the evolving crisis here.

The spread of covid-19 has had sweeping repercussions for countries across the globe. In this fast-changing situation, the communication of accurate information is critical to help provide certainty and enable people to make informed decisions.

As governments around the world, including in Latin America, rush to enact emergency legislation that will affect all areas of society and doing business, we are providing a central information hub that contains the legislation and official communication that is being issued in response to the pandemic. This information resource is free to view for all visitors to the LACCA and Latin Lawyer websites.

By clicking on the countries below you can view enacted legislation and other relevant official communication issued by governments so far in response to the crisis. We will add new information and jurisdictions as governments continue to make decisions about how best to face the covid-19 pandemic.

We have collated this information with the help of a group of leading firms from countries across the region: Argentina’s Beccar VarelaMarval O'Farrell MairalMitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno and Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen (PAGBAM); Bolivia's Moreno Baldivieso Estudio de Abogados; Brazil’s Demarest AdvogadosLefosse AdvogadosMattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga AdvogadosTozziniFreire Advogados and Veirano Advogados; Central America’s Aguilar Castillo Love, Arias, BLP and Consortium Legal; Chile’s CareyCariola, Díez, Pérez-CotaposClaro & Cía and Guerrero Olivos; Colombia’s Brigard UrrutiaGómez-Pinzón and Posse Herrera Ruiz; regional law firm Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia); the Dominican Republic's Pellerano & Herrera; Ecuador’s Ferrere (Ecuador) and Pérez Bustamante & Ponce; Mexico’s Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SCHogan Lovells (Mexico)Galicia AbogadosMijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC and Nader, Hayaux & Goebel; Panama's Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega; Paraguay's BKM | Berkemeyer and Ferrere (Paraguay); Peru’s Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados and Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano AbogadosFerrere (Uruguay); and Venezuela’s D'Empaire.

Most firms contributing to the covid-19 hub are drawn from Latin Lawyer Elite. In those countries not covered by Latin Lawyer Elite, we are working with top firms recommended in the Latin Lawyer 250.

We believe that by coming together to provide this service we can help provide businesses around the region with crucial facts and legislative developments to help them through this challenging, rapidly-evolving period.

We have tried to assemble the most pertinent official developments issued in relation to covid-19. Although we cannot guarantee this list is exhaustive, our editorial team will be adding to this resource regularly, as and when we are made aware of the latest updates.

LACCA’s covid-19 hub will be supplemented by ongoing editorial coverage of the ongoing impact of covid-19 on law firms and businesses in Latin America. To read about how the virus is affecting deal-making in the region click here; and to find out how labour lawyers recommend their clients handle their workforce, click here.

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Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Dominican Republic 

Ecuador

El Salvador

Guatemala

Honduras

Mexico

Nicaragua

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Uruguay

Venezuela