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Data, technology and privacy law

Garrigues, Pérez Bustamente and Lazo & De Romaña in cybersecurity buy

Garrigues in Chile, Colombia and Peru and Ecuador’s Pérez Bustamante & Ponce have helped Chilean telecoms company Grupo Gtd’s Peruvian subsidiary acquire a majority stake in cybersecurity company SecureSoft.

Bolsonaro appoints data authority directors, but lawyers voice concerns

Skadden and Galicia in Intel’s US$9 billion global memory sale

Features

Tech sector focus: challenges in deal-making

Tech companies present the possibility of drastic upheaval for many industries, forcing governments and regulators to wade through unmapped terrain. M&A lawyers from the region consider the unique challenges tech pioneers can present in deal-making.

At a turning point

Inspired by the GDPR, Brazil’s data protection law was due to come into force this year. While enforcement of the legislation has been delayed until 2021, its eventual impact will be watched closely by lawmakers around Latin America. We convened a roundtable in Miami with in-house counsel, data privacy officers and private practitioners to share their experiences of data-rich dealmaking and complying with data protection laws in a region where enforcement levels vary greatly.