Work Area: Trade & Customs

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

Colombian anti-dumping duties spark tensions with Chile

Lloreda Camacho & Co has helped Colombian container company Greif petition for anti-dumping duties on 208-litre metal container drums imported from Chile.

02 May 2018

Mexico looks to Asia amid NAFTA uncertainty

Mexico’s long-standing dependence on the US is already being replaced with a shift to the Orient and a diversification of its energy exports, with panellists at last week’s Mexico Day in London unfazed by the prospect of a post-NAFTA era.

29 March 2018

Diageo hires legal and security director for Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil

British alcoholic beverage company Diageo has hired Patricia Barbelli as legal and corporate security director for Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil. Barbelli tells LACCA how her new role is pushing her out of her comfort zone and why a business-orientated energy is key for legal team success. 

23 March 2018

Latin Lawyer 250: available now!

LACCA’s sister publication Latin Lawyer has published the latest edition of its definitive guide to the leading law firms across Latin America.

02 March 2018

Ecuador begins talks over new bilateral investment treaties

Ecuador says it has sent a proposal to 16 countries inviting them to renegotiate its cancelled bilateral investment treaties (BIT) and urging them to accept a new model that requires resolution of disputes by arbitration in the region.

27 February 2018

All change in Peru’s legal community

Four firms have made lateral hires and three others have made promotions in a lively start to the year for Peru’s legal market.

22 January 2018

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