Work Area: Trade & Customs

Managing uncertainty and promoting compliance will be a top priority in 2019, say GCs

GCs in Latin America predict recent changes in government around the region will bring about more market-friendly reforms in 2019, but say legal departments will face the challenge of managing uncertainty and keeping up to speed with regulatory trends, while also showing an ongoing commitment to compliance and ethics.

07 January 2019

Ecuador’s CorralRosales opens foreign trade practice with hire

CorralRosales has hired the general secretary of the Andean Tribunal of Justice (ATJ) to head its international trade practice, as a new trade agreement with the EU bears fruit.

18 October 2018

News in brief – 5 October

This week’s news in brief sees the largest FCPA settlement made in history with Brazil’s state-owned Petrobras and the finalisation of NAFTA’s replacement agreement between Mexico, Canada and the US. In Colombia we take a look at the launch of a multimillion-dollar tender for a new road project and a dispute over a proposed land reform bill while in Costa Rica, strikes over the proposed tax reform continue.

05 October 2018

Former US ambassador to Argentina joins DLA Piper

DLA Piper LLP has hired the former US ambassador to Argentina as its new strategic advisor on Latin American issues, one month after the firm opened an office in Buenos Aires.

03 October 2018

UK wants closer trade links with Mexico post Brexit, hear Lex Mex delegates

The UK will look to Mexico for help joining the 11-nation CPTPP free-trade agreement as it pursues new commercial opportunities outside the European Union, heard delegates at the sixth annual Lex Mex conference co-hosted by the Mexican Chamber of Commerce and the Law Society of England and Wales yesterday in London.

03 October 2018

Mundie wins anti-dumping case in Brazil

Mundie e Advogados has helped Brazilian polymer maker Nitriflex win the imposition of anti-dumping duties on a type of rubber used to make car transmission belts and hoses.

27 September 2018

News in Brief – 13 July

This month’s news in brief takes a look at how Brazil is edging closer to implementing a comprehensive data protection regulation; Peru’s plans for a corruption overhaul, as well as proposals to create stronger links between the UK and Latin American trade and investment.

13 July 2018

Mexican lawyers welcome new trade agreement with EU

Local lawyers in Mexico say a new trade agreement with the EU will increase legal certainty between the two jurisdictions and boost investment in the country, but some doubt it will be enough to shift the country’s trade away from the US. By Marina Albanese.

22 June 2018

Role of compliance teams is vital in navigating US sanctions, lawyers agree

Following recent US economic sanctions on Venezuela, lawyers tell LACCA why compliance teams at US companies doing business with Venezuelan government must step up and help steer business activity between the two nations while such high penalties are at stake. 

01 June 2018

News in brief – 24 May

May’s edition of news in brief takes a look at the US economic sanctions placed on Venezuela following Maduro’s election victory last Sunday, the second round of Mexico’s presidential candidate debates as well as a joint venture between Jaguar and Mexico’s Vista Oil & Gas. In addition, Brazil’s energy ministry has called for a new transmission line; while Peru faces motorway and energy arbitration claims.

25 May 2018

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