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Vaca Muerta: the day after the day after
Vaca Muerta: the day after the day after

Vaca Muerta: the day after the day after

14 May 2020

Less than six months ago, Argentina’s world-class shale play, Vaca Muerta, was booming. Since then covid-19 has hit Argentina, oil prices have nosedived, and lockdown measures have made companies close wells and stop new drillings. In preparation for the day after coronavirus, Martínez de Hoz & Rueda partner José Martínez de Hoz considers what Argentina should do to put Vaca Muerta and Argentina back on track.

Debt capital markets report Argentina: July-December
Debt capital markets report Argentina: July-December

Debt capital markets report Argentina: July-December

14 May 2020

Latin Lawyer recorded 41 debt capital markets deals in Argentina from July to December, with a total combined value of approximately US$2.2 billion.

Banking barricades: central banks brace for the impact of covid-19
Banking barricades: central banks brace for the impact of covid-19

Banking barricades: central banks brace for the impact of covid-19

13 May 2020

When it comes to the effect of covid-19 on the economy, one word comes to mind: devastating. While governments are taking action to protect people against the public health crisis, Latin America’s central banks are putting measures in place to brace for the economic impact of the pandemic.

What travel restrictions do Argentina and Brazil face right now?
What travel restrictions do Argentina and Brazil face right now?

What travel restrictions do Argentina and Brazil face right now?

12 May 2020

The covid-19 crisis has led to a dramatic downturn in global mobility. LACCA asked member firms of Ius Laboris, the world’s largest HR and employment law firm alliance, to provide guidance on the pandemic’s impact on travel, global mobility and immigration for businesses in Brazil and Argentina.

Dentons adds Argentina in continued Latin America expansion
Dentons adds Argentina in continued Latin America expansion

Dentons adds Argentina in continued Latin America expansion

11 May 2020

Global law firm Dentons has completed its second virtual tie-up in a matter of weeks, combining with Argentine law firm Rattagan Macchiavello Arocena only shortly after it joined forces with Uruguay’s Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause.

Chameleonic law firms: adapting to a crisis
Chameleonic law firms: adapting to a crisis

Chameleonic law firms: adapting to a crisis

24 April 2020

With economies at a standstill, companies fighting for survival and vulnerable local communities in need of pro bono counsel, the work of law firms has taken a drastic turn in recent weeks. Latin Lawyer speaks to law firm partners to learn about what measures they have taken to manage the crisis in the two months since the first covid-19 case was detected in the region.

Covid-19 grounds Latin America’s tourism sector
Covid-19 grounds Latin America’s tourism sector

Covid-19 grounds Latin America’s tourism sector

22 April 2020

During what is usually high season for the industry, Latin Lawyer speaks to external counsel advising companies in Latin America’s tourism and hospitality sector, which has been hit hard by the covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19’s worst case scenario for workforces: closures and mass layoffs
Covid-19’s worst case scenario for workforces: closures and mass layoffs

Covid-19’s worst case scenario for workforces: closures and mass layoffs

17 April 2020

The covid-19 pandemic is throwing up a harsh reality for employers, which are having to consider an increasingly drastic set of options to handle the changes the crisis might make to their businesses and workforces. Closures and mass layoffs are looming large for many companies, but lawyers are advising businesses to consider these options with caution.

Sumitomo snaps up Nufarm’s agrochemical business in South America
Sumitomo snaps up Nufarm’s agrochemical business in South America

Sumitomo snaps up Nufarm’s agrochemical business in South America

17 April 2020

Four Norton Rose Fulbright offices, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in São Paulo, New York and Rio de Janeiro, Marval O'Farrell Mairal in Buenos Aires and Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría in Bogotá and Santiago have helped Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical Company buy several South American assets from Australian counterpart Nufarm.

Time for a rethink? The insurance industry faces up to covid-19
Time for a rethink? The insurance industry faces up to covid-19

Time for a rethink? The insurance industry faces up to covid-19

14 April 2020

The covid-19 outbreak puts insurance companies in the delicate position of balancing a huge claims load with their own capital and solvency stability. So far, there is also considerable uncertainty about whether insurance policies cover losses caused by the pandemic, with governments across the region considering issuing regulations aimed at bringing more clarity to the sector.