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New electricity regulations approved
New electricity regulations approved

New electricity regulations approved

18 September 2000

On September 18, Supreme Decree No. 017-2000-EM was published in 'El Peruano' approving the regulations applicable to the 'Commercialisation of Electricity within a Non Regulated Rate System'.

New international public bid in the mining sector
New international public bid in the mining sector

New international public bid in the mining sector

15 September 2000

On September 15, as part of Peru's ongoing privatisation process, the government called an international public bid (which was publicly released on September 18) for the transfer of the mining concession of La Granja to a new investor.

New common system of industrial property in the Andean countries
New common system of industrial property in the Andean countries

New common system of industrial property in the Andean countries

14 September 2000

Decision 486 was approved and published in the Official Gazette in Lima, Perú on September 14, 2000. This new intellectual property system will replace the regulations contained in Decision 344 of the Cartagena Agreement Commission.

Regulation of Legal Stability Agreements
Regulation of Legal Stability Agreements

Regulation of Legal Stability Agreements

06 September 2000

Law 27,343 published on September 6, 2000 establishes that contracts executed under the Organic Law on Oil, (No. 26,621), as well as contracts providing guarantees and rules for the promotion of mining investments, may only include tax stability benefits in respect of current taxes (excluding fees and contributions).

All change for Indecopi
All change for Indecopi

All change for Indecopi

30 August 2000

August 30 saw the resignation of Ms Beatriz Boza from her post as the president of the Peruvian National Institute for the Defence of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi).

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.

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.

Telefónica SA launches intenational share exchange offer - June 1, 2000
Telefónica SA launches intenational share exchange offer - June 1, 2000

Telefónica SA launches intenational share exchange offer - June 1, 2000

01 June 2000

The share swap plan, announced in January, involves an offering of a quarter of the companies' value and will consolidate Telefónica's presence in Latin America.

New Digital Signatures and Digital Certificates Law
New Digital Signatures and Digital Certificates Law

New Digital Signatures and Digital Certificates Law

28 May 2000

Law No. 27269, published on May 28, 2000 in the official gazette came into force the following day.

Near monopoly in beer production as the largest producer acquires Cervesur
Near monopoly in beer production as the largest producer acquires Cervesur

Near monopoly in beer production as the largest producer acquires Cervesur

26 May 2000

The public offering by Unión de Cervecerías Peruanas Backus & Johnston SAA (Backus) of Cervecería del Sur del Perú SAA (Cervesur) closed on May 26, 2000.