As Latin America grapples with the effects of COVID-19 and companies seek to divest assets in connection with their reorganisation plans, a key question is whether local bankruptcy laws allow for the divestiture of such assets, according to a team of lawyers at Jones Day
The Mexican government announced new rules in May governing the development of electricity generation projects, handing the government more control over the industry, and we spoke to lawyers about the ramifications for companies already involved in the sector, and the likelihood of litigation going forward
As we move towards a post-pandemic era and economic activities resume, wellness must remain a priority for law firms and businesses, Diego Martín Menjívar (pictured), a partner at Consortium Legal in El Salvador, writes in this opinion piece
Diego Abeo Sabogal, director of penal law and compliance at Estudio Olaechea in Lima, identifies and analyses the principal risks created by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the measures companies should adopt to prevent and/or mitigate them.
Brazil is likely to approve the cultivation of cannabis sativa for medicinal purposes later this year, setting a legal precedent, although how the legislation would work is still to be defined, according to Isabela Amorim Diniz Ferreira, a corporate lawyer at Farroco Abreu Advogados in São Paulo.
A new year brings new trends, new legislation and new challenges, and as 2020 gets under way we take a look at some of the takeaways for Latin America from Baker McKenzie’s global report on developments in litigation and arbitration.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already playing a key role in streamlining law firms’ day-to-day operations.
Tax authorities in many countries are becoming more proactive, with the result that enforcement related to global tax issues is on the rise
Issues such as the Trump administration in the US, immigration and the Brexit issue in Europe, have shown investors that, despite such upheavals, business continues as usual
The Big question – In an era of supporting equality in the workplace, leading female lawyers in Latin America identify the need to be passionate, to be ready for change and to have integrity as key attributes for thriving as a partner