Work Area: Trade & Customs

New member profile: Legal counsel at DICEX Consultores

Ana Paula Padilla tells LACCA about why being part of legal can sometimes make you unpopular in companies, but also how the constant challenges of the career make up for it.

26 January 2017

Soriana fined by COFECE for late submission of documents

Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) fined retail chain Soriana 2.4 million pesos (US$110,000) yesterday for missing a deadline to submit documents required as part of the conditions of a deal between Soriana and competitor Controladora Comercial Mexicana. By Aine Quinn

20 January 2017

Azevedo Sette strengthens trade and competition practice

Brazilian firm Azevedo Sette Advogados has hired trade and competition lawyer Luciana de Oliveira Sá Pires as a consultant.

11 January 2017

New Year’s revolutions: What do GCs predict for 2017?

After reviewing the events taking place in Latin America in the past year, GCs predict the regional crackdown on corruption will continue, while others worry about the impact of elections and economic uncertainty throughout the region.

06 January 2017

Gardere boosts Mexico trade practice with hires

The Mexico City office of US firm Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has boosted its international trade practice with the hires of two partners, including Alejandro Gómez-Strozzi, the former undersecretary of economy in charge of foreign investment, standards and trade remedies during the Vicente Fox administration.

05 January 2017

Walls or bridges?

Vincent Manancourt talks to US trade lawyers about what a Trump presidency may mean for Latin America

19 December 2016

General Motors hires new GC for South America

Fabio Selhorst, former GC at Siemens in Brazil, has joined General Motors’ team in São Paulo to oversee the company’s legal operations in South America.

16 December 2016

Posse Herrera facilitates free trade zone for Anadarko

Posse Herrera Ruiz has helped oil and gas company Anadarko in the establishment of the first Colombian offshore free trade zone.

13 December 2016

Brigard & Urrutia gets free trade zone status for Impala

Brigard & Urrutia Abogados has helped Impala Terminals, the local logistics subsidiary of commodities trader Trafigura in Colombia, obtain the necessary authorisations to reactivate trade flows along the Magdalena River.

15 November 2016

Donald trumps, will Mexico slump?

Latin American lawyers react to the US presidential election, expressing a faith in institutions’ ability to curb the worst effects of a radical Republican manifesto.

11 November 2016

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