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Decree 285/2000 enacted to regulate the conditions for the concession of public works under private initiative.
Decree 285/2000 enacted to regulate the conditions for the concession of public works under private initiative.

Decree 285/2000 enacted to regulate the conditions for the concession of public works under private initiative.

03 October 2000

The Decree, enacted on October 3, 2000 empowers the Executive, subject to the prior approval by the Audit Office, to authorise the particular regimes and contracting procedures based on principles of openness and equality of the bidders, provided market conditions and the goods and services involved prove advantageous to the government.

Consumer Protection Act
Consumer Protection Act

Consumer Protection Act

27 August 2000

Uruguay was the only Mercosur country and one of only three Latin American countries that did not have a consumer protection law. An extensive Consumer Relations Act that took effect on August 27, 2000 drastically changes this situation.

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.

Parliament approves 'catch-all' Act
Parliament approves 'catch-all' Act

Parliament approves 'catch-all' Act

13 June 2000

On June 13 the Parliament approved an Act intended to implement the understandings between the Colorado Party and the Blanco Party.

Foreign companies authorised to provide satellite TV services to Uruguayan consumers
Foreign companies authorised to provide satellite TV services to Uruguayan consumers

Foreign companies authorised to provide satellite TV services to Uruguayan consumers

30 May 2000

The decree, approved on May 30, 2000 lifts the ban on the importation of satellite TV receivers imposed only four months ago.

Ferrere Lamaison announces new litigation partner
Ferrere Lamaison announces new litigation partner

Ferrere Lamaison announces new litigation partner

01 May 2000

As of May 1, 2000 Dr Jorge Marabotto has joined the firm as co-director of the litigation department.

New Pledge System
New Pledge System

New Pledge System

01 April 2000

A new law (No 17.228) of April 2000 puts an end to an outdated security system which highly restricted access to credit.