Work Area: Trade & Customs

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

Could Trump be the best thing to happen to Mexico?

Mexico should see NAFTA renegotiations as an opportunity to update and improve the trade agreement, according to a business analyst speaking at Canning House last week.

23 June 2017

BIT terminations spark fears over investment protections in Ecuador

Ecuador’s decision to terminate 12 Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) has left many local lawyers concerned over the protection of their investments in long term-projects, particularly those in the infrastructure and extractive sectors.

16 June 2017

BFM&L makes customs and trade lateral hire

Argentina's Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi has hired a partner for its customs and foreign trade department, less than two months after it promoted two to partner.

14 June 2017

Mexico's economy minister concerned about shift in US free trade tone

Mexico’s economy minister Ildefonso Villarreal expressed concerns about the changing US tone regarding what constitutes free and fair trade during a speech that began last week’s American Bar Association Antitrust in the Americas conference, which was held in Mexico City.

12 June 2017

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