17 June 2005
For Carlos Landazabal, regional counsel at petroleum services company Baker Hughes, it's important that local counsel understand the increasing importance of compliance laws for US companies.
02 June 2005
Peru's financial markets have long been dominated by the banking sector, but demand for securities has gradually grown. Oscar Lozán Luyo - general manager of CONASEV (Peru’s Securities and Exchanges Commission) - and his colleagues Paola Martínez Goyoneche and Suzana Zaldivar Chauca explain how they have been helping the market develop.
02 April 2005
The Brazilian Congress recently enacted a new statute governing public-private partnerships. José Emilio Nunes Pinto of José Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados looks at the history of the local framework and examines the strengths and weaknesses of the new law.
02 April 2005
Mexico's restructuring law has gained recognition by US courts in a recent case involving paper company Durango. Pedro A Jiménez and John L Murphy, of White & Case LLP in Miami, explain how the legal teams managed the navigate the complexity of cross-border debt negotiations.
01 March 2005
The imminent creation of the Carbon Market raises several interesting opportunities for developing countries and investors alike. In order to reap the benefits, governments need to ensure that the local legal frameworks are viable. Vladimir Miranda Abreu, of Tozzini, Freire, Teixeira e Silva Advogados (LL250), argues that Brazil is well-placed to succeed in this area, but only if the government is willing to be pro-active.
02 February 2005
Delphi Corporation is the world's largest maker of auto parts, and has operations in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. We spoke to the company's regional general counsel to find out what he makes of the region's legal market.
01 February 2005
Brazil’s bankruptcy framework has been the subject of much criticism for years. Outdated, clumsy and unfavourable to both creditors and debtors, seemingly only the tax collector was happy with it. But a new law has introduced profound changes and, hopefully, rectified many of the framework’s past problems, as Luis Fernando Paiva, of Pinheiro Neto Advogados, explains.
02 September 2004
“Experience, reputation, quality and cost” - these are the things that Sempra Energy International counsel Santiago Albarracin looks for in a firm. We spoke to him about his experiences of the region's legal market.
01 February 2004
Gastón Bilder, of Empresa Petrolera Chaco SA, examines the issues surrounding Bolivia's controversial ban on natural gas exports.
25 August 2003
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but good legal work should be more than skin deep. L’Oréal's associate general counsel Patrick Sabatier certainly thinks so.