Work Area: Trade & Customs

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

Dimensions for success

LACCA caught up with Unilever’s legal team in Brazil to hear how their innovations have helped the company make better use of its resources and how the legal department’s four-dimensional structure allows their pioneering ideas to travel.

26 May 2017

Diageo legal manager named innovation manager in Brazil

British alcoholic drinks multinational Diageo’s Latin American IP counsel has left the legal department to become the company’s innovation manager for Brazil.

26 May 2017

LACCA news in brief - 26 May

This month LACCA rounds up some of the countries in the region that have increased their international trade ties, as well as the results of a UN report on investor-state arbitration claims.

26 May 2017

New member profile: VP & GC of legal and public affairs at MercadoLibre

Jacobo Cohen Imach speaks to LACCA about setting up a legal department from scratch and why he was made for e-commerce.

19 May 2017

Ecuador set to terminate BITs under new president Moreno

As it prepares for a change of president, the Ecuadorean government has said it will cancel all 12 of its remaining bilateral investment treaties – ostensibly as part of a plan to renegotiate the agreements on more favourable terms.

05 May 2017

Colombia’s Moncada hires international law practice head

Colombian firm Moncada Abogados has hired a former Colombian foreign affairs ministry lawyer to lead its international law practice, a year after the department’s former head, who was a well-known figure in the international legal community, passed away.

04 May 2017

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