Work Area: Trade & Customs

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

Academics urge Trump to ditch NAFTA investor-state dispute settlement

Over 200 North American academics in the fields of law and economics have written an open letter to US President Donald Trump urging him to remove investor-state dispute settlement from NAFTA during its renegotiation – and to leave investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clauses out of any future investment or trade agreements.

31 October 2017

Ecuador in treaty U-turn‎ under new leader

Following the election of Lenín ‎Moreno as President this April, Ecuador looks set to renegotiate its bilateral investment treaties and - it has been suggested - could even readopt the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Convention.

19 October 2017

On the front foot

Featured in 4th Annual LACCA Awards

The dynamic rate of developments in technology and the online and e-commerce sectors demands continually innovative thinking from GCs in the sector. Flávio Franco, executive legal director at online retailer Netshoes, shares his strategies for inking the types of unprecedented deals that saw him crowned Dealmaker of the Year during this year’s LACCA Awards.

13 October 2017

GCs convene for annual Miami meeting

LACCA’s annual regional meeting was held on Wednesday in Miami, bringing together leading GCs from across Latin America to discuss topics such as using data to add value, dealing with local regulators, managing internal investigations, the impact of NAFTA renegotiations and developing in-house teams.

29 September 2017

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