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Is covid-19 a force for a more sustainable world?

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The covid-19 pandemic has devastated economies and populations across the world, leaving many people and companies vulnerable. But there is an upside: carbon emissions are decreasing, air pollution levels are down and damaged ecosystems are recovering. With businesses returning to varying degrees of normality over the coming months, can companies keep with the trend and make their business models more sustainable?

15 June 2020

Elisabeth Eljuri talks oil, covid-19, and the pursuit of happiness

15 June 2020

What travel and labour law changes affect Peru and Mexico right now?

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Some countries are easing the restrictions they previously put in place to combat covid-19 while others are still taking a firm stance. In the third article of a series on this topic, LACCA turns to member firms of Ius Laboris, the world’s largest HR and employment law firm alliance, provide guidance on the impact of covid-19 on mobility and labour legislation in Mexico and Peru.

15 June 2020

Recession and civil unrest are GCs’ biggest fears amid covid-19 threat

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A survey conducted by Latin Lawyer’s sister publication LACCA reveals the majority of Latin American general counsel (GC) polled are most concerned about the threat of economic instability and civil unrest to come as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. By working with clients to make certain changes to business and legal strategy, lawyers can muster up the resilience that has historically characterised the region.

05 June 2020

Recession and civil unrest are GCs’ biggest fears amid covid-19 threat

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A survey conducted by LACCA reveals the majority of Latin American GCs polled are most concerned about the threat of economic instability and civil unrest to come as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. But with careful budget planning and certain changes to business and legal strategy, in-house teams can muster up the resilience that has historically characterised the region.

01 June 2020

Can Latin American companies benefit from US paycheck protection?

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Small and medium-sized Latin American companies with US operations could be eligible for help from the US government’s paycheck protection programme, part of the CARES Act passed in response to the covid-19 pandemic. But while the programme has its benefits, the pool of Latin American SMEs eligible to take part is limited and, for those that do, there are potential risks involved.

01 June 2020

LATAM follows Avianca example with New York Chapter 11

Hot on the heels of the Colombian airline Avianca, Latin America’s largest passenger airline LATAM has also become a US “bankruptcy tourist” - and has filed recognition proceedings in Chile and Colombia, as well as a parallel process in Peru. By Cristina Brooks

01 June 2020

As the world “drowns in oil,” it’s fight or flight for Mexico’s oil sector

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Mexican state-owned oil giant Pemex dominates its nation’s oil industry, but it’s also the world’s most indebted company. The global oil crisis, in part triggered by the covid-19 pandemic, spells disaster for the government’s controversial plans for the industry, but more private sector involvement could be the silver lining to come.

18 May 2020

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

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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

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

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