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.
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.