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How do Chile and Venezuela’s travel restrictions compare right now?

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The covid-19 pandemic has dramatically changed global mobility and companies have had to adapt quickly. In the second 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, to provide guidance on the impact on travel, mobility and immigration in Venezuela and Chile.

18 May 2020

Is a PDVSA restructuring looming closer?

An internal company proposal has suggested a restructuring of Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA, which would privatise various company assets and allow private investors to hold larger shares in oil fields. While this pitch is welcomed by the legal and business community, there is a long list of economic, legal and political hurdles that must be overcome before anything can be put into practice.

18 May 2020

Fuelling change: how covid-19 is impacting Brazil’s oil industry

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It’s painfully simple. With most places around the world ground to a halt amid the covid-19 crisis, the global demand for the world’s most popular energy source – oil – has plummeted. Brazil is no exception. This is far from ideal for state-owned Petrobras, but it’s also concerning for small and medium-sized businesses in the oil sector having to adapt to this new paradigm. 

04 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

Wrong move or LatAm pioneers? Chile’s controversial carnet de alta

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Chile is the only country in the world pressing ahead with plans to issue carnets de alta – release cards – for individuals who have recovered after contracting coronavirus. The logic behind the cards is to enable staff who have had covid-19 to return to work quickly to help restart the economy. But companies must tread carefully, with the legal implications surrounding the use of the cards leaving lawyers divided over their effectiveness.

04 May 2020

What travel restrictions do Argentina and Brazil face right now?

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The covid-19 crisis has led to a dramatic downturn in global mobility. LACCA asked member firms of Ius Laboris, the world’s largest HR and employment law firm alliance, to provide guidance on the pandemic’s impact on travel, global mobility and immigration for businesses in Brazil and Argentina.

04 May 2020

A catch up with Brazilian NGO Abrate's new ethics head

Just two years into his role as legal head at Brazilian transmission group Quantum, Filipe de Aguiar Vasconcelos Carneiro has become president of the ethics and integrity committee at the Brazilian Association of Electric Energy Transmission (Abrate). He tells LACCA why transmission companies need to take compliance seriously and how they can respond to the sector’s changing landscape.

04 May 2020

Cyber threats in the time of covid-19

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Technologies that foster remote working are having a moment. The covid-19 pandemic means most of us are working from home, with lawyers relying on online communication platforms to contact colleagues and clients. Within this era of remote working, tech threats loom larger than ever. GCs across the region must ensure their employees, businesses and data are protected.

20 April 2020

Latin America's tourism sector grounded amid pandemic

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During what is usually high season for the industry, LACCA finds out how legal teams in Latin America’s tourism and hospitality sector are coping with the covid-19 pandemic.

20 April 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

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