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Debt capital markets report Chile: July-December

Featured in Deal reports 2019

Latin Lawyer recorded 20 debt capital markets deals in Chile from July to December, with a total combined value of approximately US$8.1 billion.

19 May 2020

Could Central America benefit from a unified front against covid-19?

Featured in Covid-19: managing in a crisis

Governments in Central America – a region historically plagued by crime and social unrest – have produced varying responses to the covid-19 pandemic. But the region has banded together before to tackle natural disasters, immigration issues and violence – could it do the same against covid-19?

18 May 2020

Moving the goalposts: a covid-19 vaccine poses risk to patent-holders

Featured in Covid-19: managing in a crisis

Covid-19 has put the world on hold; most experts say the prospect of lifting lockdown measures relies heavily on finding an effective vaccine to stop the virus spreading. Several governments look set to introduce controversial compulsory licensing laws for any breakthrough vaccine to become publicly available, but legal teams in Latin America have voiced concerns about how this will impact IP rights in the region.

18 May 2020

Banking barricades: central banks brace for the impact of covid-19

When it comes to the effect of covid-19 on the economy, one word comes to mind: devastating. While governments are taking action to protect people against the public health crisis, Latin America’s central banks are putting measures in place to brace for the economic impact of the pandemic.

18 May 2020

Moving the goalposts: a covid-19 vaccine poses risk to patent-holders

Featured in Covid-19: reporting on a crisis

Covid-19 has put the world on hold; most experts say the prospect of lifting lockdown measures relies heavily on finding an effective vaccine to stop the virus spreading. Several governments look set to introduce controversial compulsory licensing laws for any breakthrough vaccine to become publicly available, but lawyers in Latin America have voiced concerns about how this will impact IP rights in the region.

18 May 2020

Banking barricades: central banks brace for the impact of covid-19

Featured in Covid-19: reporting on a crisis

When it comes to the effect of covid-19 on the economy, one word comes to mind: devastating. While governments are taking action to protect people against the public health crisis, Latin America’s central banks are putting measures in place to brace for the economic impact of the pandemic.

13 May 2020

GCs, limber up: be ready for anything in a crisis

Counterfeit health products, hitches in supply chains and keeping productivity high while employees work remotely – these are all issues many Latin American in-house counsel have to handle during this covid-19 pandemic. When a crisis hits, GCs must tackle new problems effectively and urgently to mitigate their impact on business.

04 May 2020

Covid-19’s worst case scenario for workforces: closures and mass layoffs

The covid-19 pandemic is throwing up a harsh reality for companies and GCs, which are having to consider an increasingly drastic set of options to handle the changes the crisis might make to their businesses and workforces. Closures and mass layoffs are looming large for many companies, and GCs are seeking out the best advice from their external counsel.

20 April 2020

Treading deep waters: international firms remain key in times of trouble

Featured in Who represents Latin America's biggest companies 2019?

During crises, companies in Latin America have historically had to take precautionary measures to sustain their business. As part of LACCA’s landmark research into Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies, Eloise Hardy investigates why international firms are the first port of call for many multinationals in Latin America looking to stay afloat in troubled times.

07 April 2020

Collaboration in a crisis: managing workforces in the wake of covid-19

Featured in Covid-19: managing in a crisis

As the covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, Latin American companies are doing all they can to implement emergency contingency measures to effectively manage their workforce and keep business productivity flowing.

24 March 2020

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