Work Area: Trade & Customs

Venezuela seizes and reopens US-owned factory

Venezuelan authorities have seized a factory owned by US multinational Kimberly-Clark and reopened it “in the hands of the workers”, with local lawyers predicting it will not be the last.

22 July 2016

LACCA Awards – voting now open!

Nominate your favourite in-house lawyers and legal departments for the 3rd annual awards ceremony by Latin Lawyer's sister publication, LACCA.

11 July 2016

Brexit may hinder EU trade with Latin America

The need to negotiate new bilateral free-trade agreements with the UK after Brexit could harm UK economic ties with the region, say lawyers.

08 July 2016

Protecting the tricks of the trade

In a digital age where cyber breaches are increasingly common, safeguarding trade secrets has never been so difficult – or important. With this in mind, LACCA analyses regulation and enforcement for protecting these secrets across various jurisdictions in the Americas and asks what GCs can do to better protect their companies from harm.

10 June 2016

Holland & Knight Bogotá expansion drive continues

Holland & Knight (Colombia) continues to bolster its Bogotá office, hiring a lawyer as counsel to offer trade advice locally for the first time.

26 April 2016

L O Baptista continues partnership boost

Brazilian firm L O Baptista, Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira, Agel has hired a new competition head and promoted a trade associate to partner, taking the number of new partners so far this year to eight.

11 March 2016

Pacific rift

The heads of state from countries representing 40 per cent of the global economy signed off the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for legislative approval on 4 February. Top US trade lawyers say the treaty will benefit Latin American signatories Chile, Mexico and Peru, but whether it puts the rest of the Americas at a disadvantage remains far from clear, writes Tom Muskett-Ford

09 March 2016

Arias & Muñoz nails down tax status under DR-CAFTA

Arias & Muñoz’s Guatemala City, San José and San Salvador offices have helped a plastics manufacturer obtain advance rulings of origin ensuring the products it produces in Salvadorean free trade zones will retain special tax treatment in Costa Rica and Guatemala in line with the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA).

08 March 2016

Mexican firms promote across commercial law

Mexican firms Galicia Abogados, Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle SC, González Calvillo, SC and Solcargo (Solórzano, Carvajal, González y Pérez-Correa SC) have all made new partners via promotions.

09 February 2016

2015: a year in review

Rock-bottom commodity prices and a proliferation of high-profile corruption scandals gripped Latin America this year, and law firms sought to make up for the decline in transactional work by boosting other practice areas. But it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Corporate law firms in Argentina, in particular, will see out the year in a jubilant mood as the election of a new president promises to see investors return to the country. Even in countries where the short-term prospects look bleak, such as scandal-ravaged Brazil, firms continue to invest in talent for the years ahead. With this in mind, Vincent Manancourt takes a look at some of the most significant developments in Latin America’s legal markets over the last year

13 January 2016

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