Topic: Covid-19

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

Bruchou behind covid-19 pro bono initiative in Argentina

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Latin Lawyer Elite firm Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi has helped the Argentine Ministry of Health implement a project to raise funds and strengthen local hospitals by providing equipment to fight the covid-19 pandemic.

08 April 2020

Brazil makes covid-19 amendments to bankruptcy law

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Following examples from around the world, Brazil has moved to temporarily amend its bankruptcy law to help the economy through covid-19 – but ambitions to get longer-term amendments through at the same time look likely to be dashed.

07 April 2020

Covid-19 complicates Argentina’s impending debt restructuring

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After the outbreak of covid-19, Argentina’s decision to delay presenting bondholders with an offer to restructure billions of its international debt did not come as a surprise to many. But local lawyers think the country must urgently take the bull by the horns if it wants to maintain access to international capital markets.

02 April 2020

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