Investors take note

27 July 2006

Brazilian tax laws contain many complexities for investors, not least the provisional contribution on financial movement. Andre Gomes de Oliveira, head of the tax practice at Castro Barros Sobral Gomes Advogados explains how it affects investments.

Diffuse ownership in Brazil

20 July 2006

The recent explosion of activity in Brazil’s capital markets has confronted its lawyers with a new set of issues related to companies with diffuse ownership. Marcelo Barbosa, a partner at Vieira Rezende Barbosa e Guerreiro Advogados, investigates

Making the most of the Middle East

13 July 2006

There are now significant opportunities for Latin American companies to invest in the Middle East. Stirling Leech, head of Clyde & Co’s Latin American team in London, Richard Hawkins from the firm’s São Paulo office and Philip O’Riordan of Clyde & Co, Dubai report on the increase in investment activity between the two regions, and how to take advantage of it

July work / life audit

13 July 2006

Martín Lepiane, Perez Alati Grondona Benites Arntsen & Martinez de Hoz Jr, Argentina

International communications

06 July 2006

Telefónica Internacional says it has made its last major acquisition in Latin America - and it is a big one - by stepping into partnership with the debt-laden, state-owned Colombian telecoms operator. Anna-Helga Horrox takes a look at the deal.

Secret identity

06 July 2006

This month Latin Lawyer ’s regular Ethics Column looks at the responsibilities of an attorney to self-identify when investigating on behalf of a client. When is it okay to work ‘undercover’ or at least without explaining who you are, or perhaps what your purpose is?

June work / life audit

06 July 2006

Ana Paula Miguel, Lefosse Advogados in cooperation with Linklaters

The corporate lawyer and the external law firm:

04 July 2006

Although it is often only touched on in legal training, the relationship with external counsel is one of the most important - but difficult - aspects of a corporate counsel’s role. Josie Jardim, general counsel for GE in Brazil, explains how she navigates the path.

Corporate Counsel: Carlos Rivera

04 July 2006

Chief legal officer for Rimac Seguros, Peru

AIM for the best funds

22 June 2006

Latin American companies looking to list on an international exchange are used to making a beeline for New York. Baker & McKenzie’s Claudia Faroukh Prado in São Paulo and Elliot Shear in London explore the possibilities for growth on London’s AIM market.