Topic: Covid-19

What are Latin America’s GCs prioritising in 2022?

As we begin 2022, GCs expect to see a continuation of many pandemic-era trends, including managing uncertainty, the accelerated use of technology to innovate, the importance of managing hybrid teams and an increasing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters.

11 January 2022

China’s Sinovac buys property for vaccine plant in Chile

Chinese covid-19 vaccine producer Sinovac has enlisted Chilean firm Carey to purchase a property in Santiago to set up production facilities in the Andean country.

08 December 2021

US-Mexico JV to administer Oravax covid-19 vaccine in LatAm

Mexican pharmaceutical company Genomma Lab has hired Paul Hastings LLP in New York and local firm Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, SC to enter into a joint venture with US counterpart Oravax Medical to produce and distribute Oravax's oral covid-19 vaccine in Mexico.

03 December 2021

Tread carefully to avoid discrimination claims over vaccination status

While successful vaccine rollouts in many Latin American countries have resulted in employees returning to their usual workspaces, panellists at the Latin Lawyer Connect: Labour & Employment conference highlighted that employers should follow local governments’ guidelines around reopening offices to the letter to avoid discrimination claims.

28 October 2021

Guiding the return to office

The post-pandemic return to the office presents novel hurdles for in-house counsel, so GCs should avoid getting tangled up in the quickly changing consensus by staying abreast of the latest regulations and implementing measures that go beyond the standard, both in the workplace as well as at home.

04 October 2021

PPO in AFD loan to Bolivia for covid-19 relief

PPO Abogados has helped the French Development Agency (AFD) grant a loan of 100 million euros (US$118 million) to Bolivia to support households severely affected by the covid-19 pandemic.

20 September 2021

CABEI issues world’s first covid-19 recovery social bonds

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) has hired Mexican firm Ritch Mueller to issue the world’s first-ever social recovery and reactivation covid-19 bond, worth 5 billion Mexican pesos (US$250 million).

25 August 2021

Argentine laboratory raises funds to develop Sputnik vaccine

Pharmaceutical company Laboratorios Richmond has raised US$85 million to develop Russia’s Sputnik V covid-19 vaccine in Argentina, launching a public offering that called on local counsel from Nicholson y Cano Abogados and Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani.

16 August 2021

Pro Bono Project of the Year: Peru’s Masi ventilator

Featured in 15th Annual Awards

Latin Lawyer speaks to Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados partners Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado, Carlos Carpio and Raúl Hidalgo about the firm’s advice on the development of crucial mechanical ventilator technology currently being used to save lives amid the covid-19 pandemic. The Masi ventilator initiative wins this year’s Pro Bono Project of the Year Award.

03 June 2021

Familiar firms return for Uruguayan sovereign bond issuance

Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York and Guyer & Regules in Montevideo have helped a group of banks underwrite the Republic of Uruguay's US$1.2 billion sovereign bond issuance.

02 June 2021

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