Work Area: Trade & Customs

Trump puts brakes on US withdrawal from NAFTA

US president Donald Trump has said that the US will not withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement “at this time”, following reports that he was taking steps to do so by the 100th day of his presidency.

03 May 2017

GCs in Mexico welcome impending trade deal with Argentina

As Mexican ministers continue negotiations for a new trade deal with Argentina, GCs in Mexico welcome the stronger ties with the rest of Latin America and less dependency on trade with the US it represents. 

28 April 2017

Mexican sugar mills suffer income losses as export permits are cancelled

The Mexican government revoked all licenses to export raw sugar to the US amidst confusion over quota compliance, but some mills question the legality of the move.

24 March 2017

Partner additions signal law firm growth for 2017

Latin American law firms continue to grow, reporting promotions in a broad range of practice areas.

13 March 2017

Top 100: Argentina

Featured in Who represents Latin America's biggest companies 2016?

A little over a year on from the election of President Mauricio Macri, private practice lawyers in Argentina say business is thriving as the country becomes increasingly attractive to foreign investors seeking local counsel. 

10 March 2017

EC Legal and Rubio Villegas begin merger talks

EC Legal is in merger talks with fellow Mexican firm Rubio Villegas & Asociados, in a tie-up that expands both firms’ national presence.

09 March 2017

Iberico Foods lodges claim over chicken import ban in Costa Rica

A food company and its founder have threatened Costa Rica with a US$200 million ICSID claim over a ban on the import of chicken cuts from Canada and the US among other treaty breaches – which they say have driven the company to the brink of bankruptcy.

24 February 2017

The Trump effect

Amid the prevailing uncertainty attached to US President Donald Trump and his new administration’s stance on the historic trade relationship with Mexico, LACCA speaks to local lawyers to find out how businesses are being affected.

10 February 2017

Nearly half of all 2016 promotions from Pacific Alliance

Almost half of promotions to partner reported on by Latin Lawyer in 2016 came from Chilean, Colombian, Mexican and Peruvian firms – with firms from the Pacific Alliances reporting more promotions than their Mercosur counterparts.

07 February 2017

Peru-Honduras FTA will increase investment opportunities, say lawyers

Local lawyers expect a new free trade agreement (FTA) between Peru and Honduras to provide a boost for companies, but predict Peru will benefit most from the deal.

03 February 2017

Get unlimited access to all Latin Lawyer content