Work Area: Trade & Customs

Five Chilean firms promote

Chilean new year promotions are favouring corporate and tax lawyers as M&A work picks up and the OECD’s BEPS project looms large.

15 January 2018

Mexico signs ICSID Convention

With the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its investor-state dispute settlement provisions looking uncertain, Mexico has opted for what one practitioner describes as "plan B": signing the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Convention.

15 January 2018

NAFTA: GCs must prepare for worst

International business and trade experts say GCs should prepare for “a worst case scenario” as Mexico’s national elections and growing uncertainty surrounding the potential economic and social consequences of a NAFTA renegotiation are expected to delay any decision further into the year.

12 January 2018

Movers & shakers – 12 January

It’s a case of new year, new jobs, as LACCA’s first movers & shakers of 2018 sees promotions in the risk management, tobacco, electronics and banking sectors, and BNP Paribas shakes things up with a review of its global legal panel. 

12 January 2018

Latin American GCs foresee uncertain times in 2018

With the buzzwords “corruption”, “scandal” and “Trump” still dominating Latin America's media headlines, GCs predict an uncertain political panorama as many countries prepare for elections in 2018, and the region’s ongoing anti-corruption efforts are expected to keep compliance and reporting obligations high up on legal department priorities. 

05 January 2018

The Development of Latin America Through Foreign Trade and Investment

José Francisco Mafla and Camilo Castrill at Brigard & Urrutia Abogados explore the development of trade throughout Latin America, and its effect on and importance for the region’s economic growth. 

01 December 2017

Mexico proposes permanent dispute resolution body for NAFTA

Mexico has proposed having a permanent dispute resolution body to resolve investor-state disputes under NAFTA similar to that in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada in an attempt to break an impasse in the renegotiations.

01 December 2017

Pioneers of change

Featured in 4th Annual LACCA Awards

Acknowledging that innovation is a game-changer is one thing, but knowing how to build a culture which sets innovation at its heart is quite another. LACCA speaks to Jacobo Cohen Imach, senior vice president and head of MercadoLibre’s legal department, winners of this year’s Regional Team of the Year Award, about the team’s strategies to ensure efficiency, how they helped pioneer the way for e-commerce in the region and why it is important to be creative in a rapidly changing industry.

24 November 2017

The economist's view on Mexico

Luis de la Calle, who worked on Mexico’s negotiations in the World Trade Organisation and the North American Free Trade Agreement, discusses the likely impact on cross-border markets and litigations of Mexico’s recent reforms and President Donald Trump’s push for NAFTA changes.

10 November 2017

Hogan Lovells gets motors racing with Jaguar Mexico launch

Hogan Lovells in Mexico City and Washington, DC has helped British automotive company Jaguar Land Rover launch its first Mexican distribution subsidiary.

07 November 2017

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