Topic: Covid-19

Latin American airlines are down, but not out

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In the decade ahead of the 2017 Centre for Aviation (CAPA) summit in Colombia, Latin American airlines had tripled their flight seats on offer and the region was comfortably the world’s fastest growing for online reservations. At the summit, experts expressed optimism for the region’s aviation sector – but three years and a pandemic later, global airline revenues are forecast to lose a whopping US$315 billion.

29 April 2020

Ecuador teeters on the edge amid public health crisis

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Ecuador is one of covid-19’s worst-hit countries in Latin America. Before the pandemic, it was already expecting a difficult 2020, but the coronavirus has further worsened that forecast and a foreign debt crisis is now looming large.

28 April 2020

What covid-19 means for Latin American arbitration

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Covid-19 is creating challenges and uncertainty for international arbitration practitioners across Latin America, but it is also generating opportunities, says Aníbal Sabater, a partner at Chaffetz Lindsey LLP.

23 April 2020

Covid-19 grounds Latin America’s tourism sector

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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.

22 April 2020

Coronavirus reveals shortcomings in Peru’s prosecutorial system

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Peruvian lawyers hope prosecutors will be able to conduct investigations more efficiently after being forced to work remotely amid the coronavirus pandemic.

22 April 2020

Covid19Tracker: El Salvador’s new app fighting the pandemic

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Latin Lawyer speaks to Carlos Miguel Rivas, a lawyer and tech start-up co-founder whose new app is helping to track and contain the covid-19 epidemic in El Salvador.

21 April 2020

BMA behind Brazil’s first ventilator acquisition to face up to pandemic

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Brazilian ventilator producer Magnamed has hired BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão to sign a contract with the government to provide 6,500 ventilators to help prevent the health public system from collapsing amid the ongoing surge in the number of patients depending on the equipment.

16 April 2020

Peru warned of potential ICSID claims over covid-19 measures

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Peruvian officials have warned that a proposed emergency measure suspending the collection of toll fees on the country’s road network in response to the outbreak of covid-19 could result in multiple International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claims.

15 April 2020

Courts across Brazil increase productivity during coronavirus outbreak

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Appeals court judge Maria Teresa Gazineu was about to close another hearing session with her colleagues at Rio de Janeiro’s state court – Brazil’s second-biggest – when she spoke to Latin Lawyer about the full adoption of electronic systems allowing the hearings to be held completely online.

09 April 2020

Sergio Bermudes in Supreme Court quarantine law request

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Sergio Bermudes Advogados has helped Brazil’s association of private health service providers CNSaúde issue a request asking the Supreme Court to provide clear interpretation to Brazil’s quarantine law.

08 April 2020

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