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Amaro, Stuber e Advogados Associados adds new partner to tax practice
Amaro, Stuber e Advogados Associados adds new partner to tax practice

Amaro, Stuber e Advogados Associados adds new partner to tax practice

01 July 2000

Claudio de Abreu became partner at the beginning of July and is responsible for the firm's tax litigation practice. He has experience in defending domestic and international clients in tax related matters in several Brazilian State and Federal Courts. Additionally, he is a professor of tax law at the Pontifical University of São Paulo.

Brazilian Courts protect personal assets of business owners - July
Brazilian Courts protect personal assets of business owners - July

Brazilian Courts protect personal assets of business owners - July

01 July 2000

The Brazilian courts are reviewing many decisions of the lower-instance courts, which allow private property and assets of business owners to be used as payment of debts incurred by their companies.

Final text released for Mexico-EU Free Trade Association Agreement
Final text released for Mexico-EU Free Trade Association Agreement

Final text released for Mexico-EU Free Trade Association Agreement

01 July 2000

The text for the free trade association agreement signed in November 1999 between Mexico and the European Union was released in February. Mexico and EU are currently taking the necessary steps under their domestic legal regimes to implement the Agreement by 1 July 2000.

Mexico - EU Free Trade Agreement treaties come into effect
Mexico - EU Free Trade Agreement treaties come into effect

Mexico - EU Free Trade Agreement treaties come into effect

01 July 2000

The treaties that were approved in February and March this year came into effect on July 1.

Patenting of biotechnology in July draft of the new industrial property decision
Patenting of biotechnology in July draft of the new industrial property decision

Patenting of biotechnology in July draft of the new industrial property decision

01 July 2000

The Andean Community countries (Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia) are about to replace their common regime on industrial property with a new, purportedly TRIPS-compliant decision.

UK water company expands Latin American base
UK water company expands Latin American base

UK water company expands Latin American base

30 June 2000

Law firm Del Rio, Morgan Peralta & Toro advised Anglian Water in its June 30, 2000 acquisition of Aguas Puerto.

Banco General SA completes merger with Bancomer
Banco General SA completes merger with Bancomer

Banco General SA completes merger with Bancomer

30 June 2000

On June 30 the integration of Banco Comercial de Panamá (Bancomer) and Banco General was completed, creating Central America's largest bank.

Latest amendments to tax resolution
Latest amendments to tax resolution

Latest amendments to tax resolution

30 June 2000

On June 30, 2000 the fourth resolution of changes to the Miscellaneous Tax Resolution for 2000 was published.

Crestar acquires CMS Oil & Gas LDC
Crestar acquires CMS Oil & Gas LDC

Crestar acquires CMS Oil & Gas LDC

30 June 2000

The US$95.8 million deal closed on June 30 with the purchase of CMS Oil and Gas Company's Ecuadorian subsidiary by the Canadian oil and gas producer.

Update on new cosmetic products taxation
Update on new cosmetic products taxation

Update on new cosmetic products taxation

28 June 2000

On June 28, Provisory Measure 1.991 regarding tax on industrialised products (Imposto sobre Produtos Industrializados - IPI) was republished as MP 2.037-19.