Continental Airlines flies throughout Latin America. Senior attorney for Latin America Jessica Rossman Martin talks to Latin Lawyer about her experiences of the legal market in the region.
It is always hard to separate off politics from economics, perhaps especially so when it comes to competition policy. Juan Francisco Rojas Leo, the current president of the Competition Tribunal of Peru’s competition and IP agency INDECOPI, is candid about the tensions between the two.
In our first strategy column, Norman Clark, of Walker Clark LLC, gives some novel advice on building up your business: sell your jurisdiction to clients.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Outdated, clumsy and unfavourable to both creditors and debtors, seemingly only the tax collector was happy with it.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.