Latin American Regional Forum Publications

Latin American Forum Publications

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Doing business in Latin America (2018)
The Latin American Regional Forum presents a comprehensive, innovative guide to doing business in Latin America, covering 15 jurisdictions - Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The guide focuses on the common pitfalls and cultural differences of doing business throughout the region. Each country has developed four different chapters, covering foreign investment, capital markets, rendering of public services and real estate regulations, while Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Uruguay each have an additional chapter about offshore companies services.
Internal crime prevention policy and criminal compliance in Mexico
By Carlos Requena
This article argues that, in terms of corporate criminal liability, sanctions can be reduced by up to one quarter if, prior to the criminal act attributed to a company, that company had a permanent control body responsible for verifying compliance with the applicable legal provisions.
Perspectives for wind and solar power in Brazil
By Alberto Büll and Lais Goldenstein
The last electric power auctions held in Brazil registered record-low wind and solar power prices. This article investigates the possible reasons for the steep price decline in solar and wind power prices in Brazil vis-à-vis developments seen worldwide.
Financing infrastructure in Latin America
By Santiago J Barbaran
Investment in infrastructure is imperative for Latin American countries. This could have multiple benefits, for example generating job opportunities, increasing GDP in the long term and reducing social inequalities..
Regulation of Fintech lending activity in Brazil
By Antonio Giglio, Cleber Cilli and Murilo Domene
This article presents the Brazilian regulatory landmark of Fintech lending activity, creating two new types of financial institutions within the Brazilian financial system. It analyses the background of the regulation and describes the main features of each new financial institution.
Mexican Fintech regulation
By Eduardo Flores Herrera
This article summarises the most relevant provisions of the Mexican Fintech Law and the challenges ahead, as the deadline for the Mexican authorities to issue the first batch of secondary regulation approaches.
New requirements for decision-making by public agents in Brazil
By Marcos Ludwig
Law No. 13,655/2018 introduces new requirements for decision-making by public agents aiming at promoting greater legal certainty and efficiency in the creation and application of norms of public law in Brazil, by amending the 1942 Law of Introduction to the Norms of the Brazilian Law.
Update on the legal framework for investment in Bolivia
By Polina Chtchelok and Claudia Lopez
The promulgation of Supreme Decree No 3465 in January this year now provides specifics for the signing of ‘Strategic Alliance’ contracts for joint investment. However, the implication of this decree needs to be considered in light of other legislation with respect to foreign investments in Bolivia.
The Mediation Agreement in Brazil and its recognition, essential requirements and enforcement
By Carlos Roberto Siqueira Castro
This article outlines the development of mediation in Brazil and its laws and regulations, providing an overview of the major aspects related to mediation in the country.
Latin American Regional Forum (LARF) News, February 2018

This issue contains a diverse range of articles from Latin American jurisdictions, from consumers class actions in Argentina, to the possibility of PDVSA's bankruptcy, as well as conference reports from the IBA Annual Conference 2017, held in Sydney, Australia. We've also published the winning articles of the Jack Batievsky and Rogelio de la Guardia Scholarship on crowdfunding and the growth of green energy. Forum members click here to login and download.
Latin American Regional Forum (LARF) News, September 2017

This issue contains a diverse range of articles from Latin American jurisdictions, from the Mexican anti-corruption system: a new sheriff for big and small companies; to the border measures in safeguard of intellectual property rights in Peru; to increased sanctions for financial and securities violations in Brazil. Forum members click here to login and download.
Latin American Regional Forum (LARF), March 2017

This edition features interesting articles from all corners of the Americas: four covering Latin America in general, three from Argentina, one from the Cayman Islands/British Virgin Islands, one from Bolivia; one from Uruguay, four from Brazil, two from Mexico and four from Peru. It also features Clarice Cortez Andrade's article that won the Alberto Laseras scholarship. Committee members click here to login and download.

Latin American Regional Forum (LARF), September 2016

This issue features conference reports covering the IBA Latin American Regional Forum Conference, held earlier this year in Rio de Janeiro from 9-11 March 2016, as well as articles on legal developments in the Latin American Region, ranging from good faith in franchise agreements to notes on crowdfunding. Committee members click here to login and download.
IBA Latin American Regional Forum News, September 2015 Vol 8 No 1

This newsletter features reports from the 2015 joint Latin American Regional Forum and the Corporate and M&A Law Committee Conference, Mergers and Acquisitions in Latin America: Latest Trends and the Road Ahead, held in Panama City, 11–13 March 2015. Country reports come from Argentina, Brazil, Panama and the United States.
Latin American Regional Forum News Vol 7 No 2 December 2014

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Latin American Regional Forum News Vol 7 No 1 March 2014

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Latin American Regional Forum News Vol 6 No 2 September 2013

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Latin American Regional Forum News Vol 6 No 1 March 2013

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Latin American Regional Forum News Vol 5 No 2 September 2012

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Latin American Regional Forum News Vol 5 No 1 March 2012

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Latin American Regional Forum News Vol 4 No 2 October 2011

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Latin American Regional Forum News Vol 4 No 1 April 2011

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Latin American Regional Forum News Vol 3 No 2 October 2010

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Latin American Regional Forum News Vol 3 No 1 April 2010

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Latin American Regional Forum News Vol 2 No 2 October 2009

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Latin American Regional Forum News Vol 2 No 1 March 2009

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Transmission of Letters Rogatory in the Region (2014)

The IBA Latin American Regional Forum’s Young Lawyers Council have recently released a 68-page report entitled Transmission of Letters Rogatory in the Region (2014).
The project was born out of the concern raised by Forum members regarding different practical and regulatory problems they frequently face when processing letters rogatory, be it producing evidence in a foreign jurisdiction, serving notice of a complaint or attempting to enforce a judgment.
Latin American Regional Forum - Appointment, control and removal of judges in the region

The Latin American Regional Forum, through its Young Council, have published a report on the appointment, control and removal of judges in the region, finding that while in theory the region has independence of the judiciary, there are still problems to be addressed.
Latin American Regional Forum - 2013 - 2014 Activities Report

Find out more about the Forum, including its activities, including conferences, projects and publications.