Work Area: Trade & Customs

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

Questions over dispute resolution remain as latest NAFTA talks end

The second round of NAFTA talks has closed in Mexico City, with US media suggesting that in the next round the US could push to make the current investor-state dispute settlement system in the agreement "opt in".

12 September 2017

The devil in the detail

While many lawyers believe US businesses with investments in Cuba are unfazed by President Donald Trump's proposed changes to US-Cuba policy, a number have raised concerns about the implementation of clear-cut regulations to guide companies' operations on the island. Emilio Demetriou-Jones reports

11 September 2017

NAFTA talks fail to resolve key issues

The second round of NAFTA talks has closed in Mexico City, with US media suggesting that in the next round the US could push to make the current investor-state dispute settlement system in the agreement "opt in". By Alison Ross

08 September 2017

Marval makes double promotion

Argentina's Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal has promoted competition and trade lawyers to the partnership.

18 August 2017

Mundie recruits Bichara's trade partners

Brazil's Mundie e Advogados has recruited two partners from Bichara Advogados to co-head its trade practice in anticipation of more anti-dumping work as the real's value flatlines.

25 July 2017

Setting up shop

More than 18 years after joining online market place MercadoLibre as its first ever legal counsel, Jacobo Cohen Imach tells LACCA how he built a 50-strong international in-house legal team capable of supporting the company’s rapid growth.

30 June 2017

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