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New partner for Estudio Luis Echecopar Garcia
New partner for Estudio Luis Echecopar Garcia

New partner for Estudio Luis Echecopar Garcia

07 August 2000

Cecilia Blume, specialising in energy, oil and gas; concessions and privatisations became a partner of the firm as of August 7, 2000.

Brazilian firms work with Freshfields in AutoBAn project
Brazilian firms work with Freshfields in AutoBAn project

Brazilian firms work with Freshfields in AutoBAn project

07 August 2000

Tozzini, Freshfields, Machado Meyer and Clifford Chance are involved in a US$560 million syndicated transaction project with three major financial institutions. The main financing agreements were all executed by August 7, 2000.

Draft Law on the Legal Recognition of Electronic Documents, Electronic Signatures and Certificates - August
Draft Law on the Legal Recognition of Electronic Documents, Electronic Signatures and Certificates - August

Draft Law on the Legal Recognition of Electronic Documents, Electronic Signatures and Certificates - August

01 August 2000

The Venezuelan Ministry of Science and Technology is leading a working group reviewing the draft of the e-commerce law. The intention is to speed up the drafting of the law so as to have a viable version to put before the Executive for enactment.

Andersen Legal firm merges with Thiollier e Pinheiro Advogados
Andersen Legal firm merges with Thiollier e Pinheiro Advogados

Andersen Legal firm merges with Thiollier e Pinheiro Advogados

01 August 2000

The August merger of Brazilian law firm Branco Advogados Associados with Thiollier e Pinheiro Advogados has created a practice with more than 50 lawyers with offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Beccar Varela and Vieira de Almeida retained in Mercosur venture
Beccar Varela and Vieira de Almeida retained in Mercosur venture

Beccar Varela and Vieira de Almeida retained in Mercosur venture

01 August 2000

The two firms acted in the forging of a strategic alliance between Portugal Telecom, Unibanco and Banco Galicia announced on August 1, 2000.

Acquisition of Aguas Cordillera by Emos approved
Acquisition of Aguas Cordillera by Emos approved

Acquisition of Aguas Cordillera by Emos approved

20 July 2000

On July 20 the Antitrust Commission approved the sale of Aguas Cordillera, the waterworks subsidiary of Enersis, itself a subsidiary of Spain's Endesa, to Emos for US$185 million.

Celumovil acquires 100 per cent of issues and outstanding shares of Cocelco
Celumovil acquires 100 per cent of issues and outstanding shares of Cocelco

Celumovil acquires 100 per cent of issues and outstanding shares of Cocelco

17 July 2000

The transaction, completed on July 17, gives Celumovil, recently acquired by US-based BellSouth, the first nationwide cellular footprint in Colombia.

Decree No. 9,585, the maquila law issued on July 17, 2000
Decree No. 9,585, the maquila law issued on July 17, 2000

Decree No. 9,585, the maquila law issued on July 17, 2000

17 July 2000

This was published three years after the Paraguayan Congress first enacted the Maquila law. No maquiladora companies were established then due to the lack of appropriate regulations. These regulations were necessary to implement the law.

Emergency Bill comes into force on July 16
Emergency Bill comes into force on July 16

Emergency Bill comes into force on July 16

16 July 2000

Act No 17.243 approved by the Executive on June 29, 2000 covers a wide range of topics including investment promotions, tax, antitrust, labour, company, administrative, public, criminal, mutual funds.

New head, office for Brazilian authority
New head, office for Brazilian authority

New head, office for Brazilian authority

05 July 2000

The international journal of competition policy and regulation, Global Competition Review reports that Brazil's antitrust authority, the Economic Defence Administration Council (CADE), reconvened on July 5 with a new president, three new counsellors and a new address.